Iris, a Documentary about New York’s Eccentric Fashion Muse

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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

There’s a Mad Men Bench on Sixth Avenue

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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

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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

Bill Cunningham New York

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Richard Press’s outstanding documentary, Bill Cunningham New York, offers a glimpse into the fascinating life and work of Bill Cunningham, the legendary New York Times’ fashion photographer who has made a career out of taking unexpected photos of everyday people, socialites and fashion personalities, for The New York Times’s On The Street and the Evening ... Keep reading

My New York: Jay Lesiger

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Welcome to the first post in the New York on My Mind interview series, My New York. Have you ever wanted a New Yorker’s opinion on something? Where to go? How to avoid everyone? Where to find hidden spots? I decided to corner a few of them to find out the answers to some of ... Keep reading

A Backstage VIP Tour of New York

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My list of lust-worthy coffee-table books seems to be getting out of control lately and it looks like I’ve another one to add to my shopping trolley… Angelika Taschen, publisher of all those amazing art books, has returned from her home-town of Berlin to bring us this curated guide to New York’s most beautiful places ... Keep reading

A Nostalgic Guide to Finding Old New York

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I love finding out about new restaurants, exhibitions and things to do in New York, but there’s something exciting about hunting out old New York, those lesser known gems only the locals know about – it might be a dusty old bookshop, a leafy hidden square, a time-worn diner, a deli institution, an ‘old-money’ hotel ... Keep reading

The New Yorker Book Of The 40s

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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

Notes on Why I love New York

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When you imagine a bygone New York, what do you see? The Mean Streets of the 1970s? Crowds flocking to jazz-filled Harlem dancehalls in the Roaring Twenties? Low-life 19th-century gangs of New York? I picture a giant 1940s Film Noir set; Gotham deep-shadowed in black and white, burly taxis prowling the streets, Bogart and Bacall ... Keep reading