Posts Categorised: Books & Films

Woody Allen’s Wonder Wheel – the Trailer!

woody allen wonder wheel movie poster

I can’t wait to see Woody Allen’s next – 50th?, 60th?, 70th maybe? – film Wonder Wheel, a nostalgic Mafia drama-type movie set in 1950s Coney Island which comes out soon, and looks exciting and beautiful… It stars Justin Timberlake as a wannabe writer living in Greenwich Village and working as a lifeguard who falls for a mobster’s ... Keep reading

Time-lapse Travelling on the NYC Subway

What the 7 line train saw timelappse

Riding on the subway would be so much more fun if you could sit up front in the driver’s seat, don’t you think? Although this amazing NYC subway time-lapse video of an entire trip on the 7 line from 34th Street in Manhattan to Flushing in Queens, all from the driver’s perspective at the front ... Keep reading

Dreamy Photographs of a Brooklyn Night Owl

Franck Bohbot Light On New York

If Edward Hopper was alive today and working as a photographer in New York City, these are the kinds of photographs I imagine he would take. Dreamy chromatic shots of Manhattan’s streets and store fronts in the poetic early hours, barely a soul around, filled with a sense of isolation, calm and stillness, except for ... Keep reading

The New York Pizza Project Book

New York Pizza Project

Where to find the best pizza in New York is obviously an ongoing debate. My favourites are all those authentic, old-fashioned places, like John’s of Bleeker (for the booth seats as much as the pizza!), Patsy’s and Joe’s. The pizza is (usually) so delicious, not too expensive and slathered in traditional toppings, and I love ... Keep reading

Vintage-style New York City Guides Written by Locals

What are your go-to New York guidebooks? When I’m travel planning I tend to read local blogs and websites (like this one and this one) and magazines (like this one). But I’m loving the sound of this beautifully designed collection of New York City guides written by locals. There are 7 in total and each ... Keep reading

Illustrated Annie Hall Posters

I love these illustrated Annie Hall posters from Seattle-based artist Mike Oncley. Part of The Hall Collection, there are five to choose from, each celebrating great lines from Woody Allen’s classic movie. I also read a nice interview with Diane Keaton this week; I love her honesty and self-deprecating humour. (Photos via Carina) ... Keep reading

Funny Documentary About Iris Apfel

Iris Apfel documentary

Since 93-year-old Iris Apfel became became famous on the Advanced Style blog, she’s pretty much made growing old cool. She’s the kind of woman I like to think I’ll model myself on if I reach the ripe old age of 93. She’s free spirited, witty, flambouyant and most of all she thinks ‘dressing your age ... Keep reading

Bill Cunningham Documentary

Bill Cunningham was the street-style photographer for the New York Times. He’s was a hilarious, eccentric character who rode around New York City on a Schwinn bike, capturing fabulous people with his camera. A documentary was made about him a few years ago and if I want to jump into the New York mood, I’ll ... Keep reading

The New Yorker Book Of The 40s

I’ve just discovered this captivating and beautifully illustrated book. Have you heard of it? It’s a collection of essays from The New Yorker archives which represents a fascinating decade of change, and also a time many critics say the magazine came of age. Divided into seven sections – The War, American Scenes, Postwar, Character Studies: cinema, books, theatre, art ... Keep reading