The Met Museum has a Seriously Impressive Shoe Collection

Ferragamo shoe The Met

Just in case you were worried you had an out-of-control shoe habit, here’s something to make you feel better. The Costume Institute at the Met Museum of Art owns 5000 pairs – that’s 2000 more pairs than the famous Philippino First Lady shoe hoarder, Imelda Marcos’s who owned 3000. Dating as far back as the ... Keep reading

New York City’s Best-Kept Secrets: 8 Locals Share their Favourite Spots

On the surface, New York is a big, brash, impersonal concrete jungle full of dirt, noise – and lots of people who walk really fast. But behind this harsh exterior, look closely, because there’s a quirkier side full of special places that reveal so much about its history, character and people. I’m always curious to ... Keep reading

The Hamptons Hair Salon Inside a Retro Trailer

Hair stylists Ric Pipino and Gil Haziza’s Hairstream NYC is a mobile salon in a vintage Airstream trailer, parked up at The Capri Hotel in Southampton. To me, it’s SO The Hamptons although I’ll admit I have zero evidence of this having not actually been there! But it fits in with what I think it’s ... Keep reading

Frida Kahlo’s Garden Greenhouse Party

Have you made it to the Frida Kahlo exhibition – Art, Garden, Life – at The New York Botanical Garden, yet? If you haven’t, you’re in for such a treat, because on selected days, the summer exhibition transforms into an evening of Mexican-themed festivities for the perfect night out – Frida style. In case you ... Keep reading

Empire State Building light show

For three hours last Saturday night, the Empire State Building was used a backdrop for a dramatic light show which saw the faces of 160 endangered animals, and Cecil the Lion, beamed onto its facade using 40 projectors. The spectacle was the result of a collaboration between the Oceanic Preservation Society and the filmmakers behind ... Keep reading

An Art Installation in Brooklyn

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A couple of weeks ago, I went to see a new art installation featuring sprinkler fountains, colourful quirky benches and a mirror maze. It’s called Please Touch the Art by Danish artist, Jeppe Hein, and is scattered around Brooklyn Bridge Park. The Mirror Labyrinth is designed to encourage people to loosen up and not feel ... Keep reading

My New York: Annie Bukhman

Annie Bukhman Gift Shop Brooklyn

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, designer and owner of Gift Shop Brooklyn, Annie Bukhman, talks low-key night out in Brooklyn and a secret mansion she likes ... Keep reading

Four Great Places for Brunch in the West Village

Brunch in New York

Even though the word ‘brunch’ makes me cringe, it’s still fun to join in with when you’re visiting New York, but you want make sure you get a table and don’t get ripped off. So here are four great places in the West Village I recommend: 1. Café Cluny This cosy French bistro-inspired restaurant on ... Keep reading

Five Ways to Survive the New York City Subway

mastering the new york subway

When it comes to navigating the New York City Subway, I’ve made my fair share of mistakes. I’ve ended up on an Express train by accident, been caught up in weekend line closures, gone in the wrong entrance countless times over and headed Uptown when I wanted to go Downtown. I’ve done it all! But ... Keep reading

My New York: Jason Paul Harman Byrne

Jason Byrne Red Cat Publicity

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, Brooklyn local and music PR at Red Cat Publicity, Jason Paul Harman Byrne, shows us around his Bay Ridge neighbourhood and ... Keep reading