Thursday, September 1, 2011

Ladurée, in New York!




I love macarons, so I've waiting impatiently since I heard Ladurée was opening it's first US location in New York. And now they're finally open! I went this morning since I didn't want to have to wait until after the holiday weekend, hoping the line wouldn't be too bad so early in the day. Well, there was long line but at least it stayed entirely within the store - opening day apparently had a line that went outside. I bought a set of three tins of tea (Earl Grey, Melange Ladurée, Lapsung Souchong) and box of eight macarons (orange blossom, rose, lemon, pistachio, salted caramel, coconut, vanilla and chocolate).





So far, I've only had the vanilla and coconut macarons and they were quite good. I still have another six flavors to go, plus the tea, but I'm sure I'll be back.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Vermont

My grandmother grew up in Weston, VT and we used to go there every summer when I was a kid. Even though she no longer lives there, she still owns the house and I usually stop by when I go up to visit my parents in the fall.

I took this picture last year
mill museum

The Weston Playhouse posted a set of photos from the flood, this one is taken from pretty much the same place.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

More Holga

Picked up some photos from the Lomo Lab last night, it's a bit inconvenient for me to swing by so I usually only go when I have a few rolls that need development. Better luck this time around, I liked more of them than last time. A few of my favorites, the others are on flickr:












Friday, June 10, 2011

I went, I saw and bought the book



Since yesterday was the hottest day so far this summer (with a heat index of 104 and it's only June!) I thought it would be a good day to head over to the air conditioned Met and see the Alexander McQueen exhibit. I've always liked McQueen's work, and figured it would be interesting to see in person. Even though it was a weekday afternoon there was a 30 minute line which wasn't fun, but wasn't particularly awful either.

Once inside, it was quite possibly one of the most beautiful things I've ever seen. The shapes, textures and detailing were all stunning in person, and so much more amazing than I could ever imagine from a photograph. I ended up spending over an hour looking at everything as closely as I could, despite the fact that it was super crowded and I hate crowds. I was a bit disappointed that no photographing was allowed, but in hindsight having everyone clamoring to take pictures would have distracted from the experience so it's probably for the better. It's on display until August, so I may even try to go back and see it again.


VOSS, spring/summer 2001


This was my favorite dress there, the colors, depth and weight of the shell underdress was breathtaking.


No. 13, spring/summer 1999


I loved the contrast of the molded leather with the delicate lace, and the prosthetic legs are lovely.


It’s Only a Game, spring/summer 2005



Loved the colors and textures here, it was on a spinning pedastal in a mirrored room which was both hypnotizing and gave an amazing view of all sides.


Unfortunately, a lot of the ensembles I loved aren't pictured on the website but I suppose that's all the more reason to go see it in person.