Posts Categorised: Where to Hang

Five free things to do in New York in June

Shakespeare in the Park Delacorte Theatre

I love some of the major tourist sights in New York – I always try to go up the Empire State Building on my first night – but mostly I find the high entry prices off-putting, so I tend to make sure I find out what free events are going on around the city. There ... Keep reading

Gallery Hopping in Chelsea

Gallery Thursdays New York

Every week in New York, many of the city’s smaller, independent galleries in Chelsea throw opening parties for their new exhibitions or artists of the moment. Typically taking place on a Thursday from 6.30pm to 8.30pm, gallery hopping is a really fun evening and a great opportunity to get dressed up, stop by to sip ... Keep reading

My New York: Eva Shi

Ever wanted a New Yorker’s opinion on something? Where to go? How to avoid everyone? Where to find hidden places? This week in the New York on My Mind interview series, My New York, writer and blogger, Eva, leaves no stone unturned when it comes to unearthing new finds in her Lower East Side neighbourhood, ... Keep reading

5 Inspiring Exhibitions for Spring

1) Frida Kahlo: Art, Garden, Life, New York Botanical Garden See the New York Botanical Garden transformed as part of this major exhibition celebrating the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo’s life, work and passion for plants and nature. It includes a rare display of over a dozen of her original paintings and drawings as well as ... Keep reading

My New York: Tracy Kaler

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Ever wanted a New Yorker’s opinion on something? Where to go? How to avoid everyone? Where to find hidden spots? This week in the New York on My Mind interview series, My New York, Upper West Side blogger, Tracy Kaler, tells us about a hidden restaurant row in New York City. What neighbourhood do you ... Keep reading

My New York: Kirsten Harlow-Foster

Ever wanted a New Yorker’s opinion on something? Where to go? How to avoid everyone? Where to find hidden spots? This week in the New York on My Mind interview series, My New York, owner of retro-cool Catskills escape, The Arnold House, Kirsten Harlow-Foster inspires us to take time to walk around the West Village ... Keep reading

The Coolest Instagram Account About the West Village

In her brilliant Instagram feed West Village Life, local resident Jessica Bowers takes photos of beautiful and fascinating places around her neighbourhood, from historical homes and popular coffee shops, to interiors of locals’ apartments and curious shops. She instantly fell in love with the West Village and its residents when she moved here in 2008, ... Keep reading

Lauren Bacall’s New York Fashion Show

With her wavy brown hair and unforgettable eyebrows, that unmistakable sultry gaze and husky smooth-talking voice, Lauren Bacall was the silver screen’s most distinctive starlet. If looks could kill… (or melt your heart). She became a film noir icon and married 47-year-old Humphrey Bogart when she was just 19. She starred with Betty Grable and ... Keep reading

There’s a Mad Men Bench on Sixth Avenue

Now’s your chance to take a seat with Don Draper on the Mad Men bench, a new permanent feature in the city located outside the fictional office of the show’s agency – Stirling Cooper Draper Pryce – by the Time & Life Building at 1271 Avenue of the Americas. Designed by creative consultancy, Pentagram, and ... Keep reading

Edward Hopper at the Whitney Museum

Did you know there are over 3000 Hopper paintings at the Whitney Museum of American Art? No? Neither did I until the museum recently Tweeted about it. I’m glad they did because he’s one of my favourite artists. I love the emptiness and silence his paintings convey, especially in this one, called Early Sunday Morning ... Keep reading