Good Afternoon Fashion Lovers! I am happy yet sad to announce that there will be a Nanette Lepore Archive Sample Sale. I am happy because I love Nanette but sad because I will not be able to attend due to my very pregnant status at this moment!
I have been to 2 Nanette Lepore Sample Sales in the last year and believe me there is not much that would keep me away from getting my hands on some of her pieces. If you are in NYC March 18-20th, 2014 you have to stop by 225 W 35th St and check out all the goodies that Nanette has to offer. If you have not seen my previous posts on my experiences at a Nanette Lepore sale you can find those here:
If you are lucky enough to attend the sale please come on back here and let me know what you got! I am so sad to be missing this that I will have to live vicariously through the rest of you NYC Sample Sale loving gals. I can promise you that I will not miss the next one!
NYC Restaurant Week has come and gone. We were able to get out for three date nights during Restaurant Week. The last restaurant that we visited was Shula’s Steakhouse. I was surprised to see that Shula’s was a hotel restaurant inside of the Westin Hotel NYC. There is no where better to be for steaks than in New York City. The restaurant week menu at Shula’s had steak, chicken and fish as options but we obviously went there for steak. The atmosphere was a lot nicer than your average hotel restaurant. It has an old school NYC Steakhouse feel to it and was dimly lit making it romantic. There were some football photographs around Shula’s, if you did not know Shula’s is a chain of steakhouses owned by Hall of Fame Football Coach Don Shula.
We were seated as soon as we had entered the restaurant and the hostess was friendly and welcoming. Our waiter was over in a few minutes and took our drink orders and brought us some warm bread with in a few minutes of us being there. I was a huge fan of their sour dough bread and who doesn’t love warm bread. We had two options for appetizers. I went with the Caesar Salad with sour dough croutons and Jon had the Sea Scallops with pineapple mango salsa. They were both really yummy. The portion on the scallops was small, Jon was served one scallop but it was delicious. My caesar salad was your standard caesar salad not the best I have had but I ate every bite, which means it could not be bad right?
As I had mentioned previously there was three options for entrees but I could never go to a steakhouse and not order steak especially in New York City. We both ordered the New York Strip, with beranaise sauce, potatoes au gratin and green beans. Jon upgraded his steak size to the 16 oz but I was quite happy with 8 ozs of steak! When the steak came to the table they asked us to cut it in the middle and make sure that it was cooked to our liking before the waiter left. We both ordered medium rare and the steaks were cooked perfectly. Jon is not a cheesey potato fan so he did not enjoy the potatoes au gratin but I loved them and the green beans were just plain green beans. Not to much I can say about the green beans. My steak though was amazingly seasoned and did not disappoint this meat lover.
Being restaurant week there was obviously dessert. I was stuffed and Jon having eaten all 16 oz of steak was beyond full but we ate dessert anyways! Jon ordered the cheesecake and I had the carrot cake. I had a bite of the cheesecake and was incredible but when is cheesecake bad? My carrot cake was sooooo good and it was in a rum sauce that was a sumptuous addition to the carrot cake. It had a melted vanilla ice cream kind of quality to it and I loved it!
This being one of our last date night’s before the baby come, I am happy that we spent it at Shula’s. Right now we have 2 weekends left till baby. That means I have 2 weekends to get out there and have some romantic adult time with my husband before we are prisoners in our NYC 1 bedroom apartment! If you are thinking about visiting Shula’s Steakhouse I would totally recommend it and would return. The service and the food were both top-notch in my books! Now where are we going to go this weekend??
270 W. 43rd St. New York, NY
Milly by Michelle Smith is one of my all time favorite lines. Definitely has been in my top 5 for the last few years and Milly did not disappoint in yesterdays show. I really loved the mix of dark colors with neutrals, sequins and the many textures. Like a lot of the shows this week there was some fur thrown in there as well. I am not the only Milly by Michelle Smith fan, seen in the front row was Anna Kendrick and Solange Knowles. I really loved this collection, there was a real dark and luxurious feel to it. Let’s check out some of the looks that Milly by Michelle Smith had to offer for Fall 2014.
I love this black and white jacket! Just gorgeous!
Michelle Smith looking fabulous with her little one! I love the shoes.
Due to New York City fashion week coverage Tuesday shoesday will be returning next week. What was your favorite show yesterday? Also what are your thoughts on all the fur and textures we are seeing this week? Will you be daring enough to wear them?
Gray Line New York Night Tour
I loved the Lela Rose show. It is a shame that a lot of the articles that I have read today focused on the fact that yes, a model fell on the runway during the show. Let’s just get past that and move on to haw fabulous the pieces were in the show. There were so many amazing textures with, detail embellishments such as feathers, crystals, lace, and jacquard. This was fashion at it’s best and I was in love with the color choices and the beautiful neutrals. Here is a look at some of the outstanding pieces from Lela Rose.
What did you think of the Lela Rose Fall 2014 Collection?
Gray Line New York Brooklyn Loop
Mara Hoffman’s Fall 2014 showing yesterday was amazing. Mara is known for showcasing bold and vibrant print s and her Fall 2014 collection is no different. Obviously inspired by African prints for this collection Hoffman featured beaded caftans, slim pants, ponchos and some inspiring prints. I loved seeing all the elaborate work put into making these prints come alive. Here is a look at some of the beautiful pieces Mara Hoffman presented yesterday:
What did you think of the bold prints that Mara Hoffman put out yesterday? What has been your favorite show so far for NYFW Fall 2014?
Gray Line New York Uptown Loop
Good morning everyone! I hope you are all having a great weekend so far. I was unable to watch any of the shows live yesterday. We had a very busy day with childbirth classes etc. I did have a chance to look at some of the photos later and there was some great shows yesterday. My favorite was Mara Hoffman and I will be doing a post on that show later on in the day! If you do not have much to do on this awesome Sunday you may want to watch some of the shows live, if you do click here. Here is a look at today’s schedule for NYFW:
- 11am Lela Rose
- 12pm David Tlale
- 1pm DKNY
- 130pm Czar by Cesar Galindo
- 2pm Katya Zol
- 3pm Custo Barcelona
- 4pm Parkchoonmoo
- 5pm Diane Von Furstenberg
- 530pm Brian Lichtenberg
- 630pm Vivienne Tam
- 7pm Georgine
- 8pm Meskita
Out of today’s schedule I am really looking forward to DKNY, Lela Rose and DVF. I will be reporting back tomorrow on who was my favorite! What has been your favorite show so far? What do you think of the fashions that are upcoming for Fall 2014?
Helicopter Tours from Gray Line
Once again Rebecca Minkoff did not disappoint. She definitely knows what is hot in the fashion world and her show are very popular with the young celebrities. Seated in the front row at the Fall 2014 show were Zosia Mamet, Carrie Underwood, Anna Kendrick, Coco Rocha and Bella Thorne. For this show Rebecca had a lot of masculine pieces matched with feminine colors. I am a huge fan of leather, I am so happy to see it back for next fall yet again. Let’s check out the looks Minkoff had to offer for her Fall 2014 collection.
What did you think of the Rebecca Minkoff Fall 2014 Collection? What has been your favorite show so far this fashion week?
Good Morning Fashion Lovers! It is day 3 of New York City Fashion Week Fall 2014. I am loving what I am seeing so far! My favorite shows from yesterday were Charlotte Ronson, Nicole Miller and Rebecca Minkoff. Fall 2014 looks like it is going to be a great season for fashion. The Rebecca Minkoff show was definitely star-studded with the likes of Anna Kendrick, Carrie Underwood, AnnaSophia Robb and Zosia Mamet all in the front row. Today being Saturday I do not know how much time I will have to watch the live feed online, I will be in child-birth class in the morning and Saturdays are generally filled with errands. I will try to check out a few if I can. The shows I would really like to see off of todays schedule are: Jill Stuart, Mara Hoffman and Monique Lhuillier. If you have time today check out some of the shows online just click here. I also have today’s schedule here for you guys:
- 9am Ruffian
- 10am Lacoste
- 11am Jill Stuart
- 1pm Sun Jung Wan
- 130pm Koonhor
- 2pm Herve Leger by Max Azria
- 3pm Mara Hoffman
- 4pm Adeam
- 530pm Ivan Aguilar
- 6pm Monique Lhuillier
- 8pm Asia Fashion Collection
- 9pm Venexiana
What have been your favorite shows so far? What fashion trends are you most excited about?
It is February and Valentine’s Day is quickly creeping up on us. I know that Valentine’s Day is kind of overly marketed holiday but I am a chick and I love it. I have always been a huge fan of celebrating love whether I have been in a relationship or not. I also love Valentine’s Day in NYC. With the baby coming in March/April this will probably be the last romantic Valentine’s Day alone for a few years. I am lucky I have a great hubby and Jon has already planned a great evening for us. We will be going to see the Broadway play “Once” and having a romantic dinner. I have been dying to see the show and I am so excited for this! Last year we went to dinner at the 21 Club and it was amazing!
Even though I already have my plans set, I have been researching things that are going on here in NYC for you lovers out there and for those of you that will be visiting NYC over the holiday. I have found some interesting and fun ideas out in the city.
- Beyoncé themed Valentine’s Day dinner at Brucie in Brooklyn. I have no idea how they came up with this idea but if you love Beyoncé this may be for you. The menu is inspired by all things Beyoncé. A very unique Valentine’s Dinner idea that is for sure!
- Valentine’s Day Dinner Cruise. We have been meaning to go on a dinner cruise forever and just have never gotten around to it. World Yacht has a Valentine’s Day dinner cruise which is a 3 hr cruise on New York Harbor with a 4 course dinner. Definitely something that you should do in NYC Valentine’s Day or not.
- Central Park is one of the most romantic places that you can spend time in for free in the city. I know it is kind of cold out but grab a latte or a hot chocolate, bundle up and take a walk with your loved one. If you are really feeling romantic take a horse and carriage ride through the park. Better do that soon before the city bans it!
- Couples Spa Day is a popular thing to do in the city. If this is something you are wanting to do book it now. I took Jon for a couples massage on Valentines Day a few years ago as a surprise and it was a huge hit with him. There are so many Valentine’s Day deals going on at all of the city’s best spas.
- Take in a Broadway show. We are planning to see “Once” for Valentine’s Day. NYC is full of amazing Broadway shows. If you and your loved one like to go to the theater, this may be a great idea for you. If you do not want to splurge on the price of a Broadway ticket, off-Broadway can be just as fantastic!
Now if you are not in NYC you can still plan a romantic evening obviously. Here are a few ideas for a great Valentine’s Day:
- Breakfast in bed
- Bake some Valentine’s Day goodies
- Romantic dinner at home
- Dinner and a movie
- Ice skating
- Wine tasting
What are your plans for this Valentine’s Day?