Did you know that New York City has a total of 83 museums among the five boroughs? I had the chance to discover one of them — the Museum of the City of New York.
For those of you who have been following the Age of Grace for the past four years, you know that I very much relish the chance to take a trip to any museum. No matter the location, the Louvre in Paris, the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, or the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D. C., I like them all. I’m already looking forward to the Metropolitan Museum of Arts Costume Institute’s, Spring 2017 Rei Kawakubo and Comme des Garçons exhibit.
On September 24th, 2016, the 19th Smithsonian Museum opened its doors to the public. And finally, last week, I was able to visit the National African American Museum of History and Culture (NMAAHC).
My First Visit to the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Location: Italian Lake, Harrisburg, PA. Wearing: Vince Camuto Ruched Sequined Sheath Black Dress, ASOS Oversized Faux Fur Scarf in Chocolate similar here, Metallic Bronze Leather Gloves from Portolano Sample sale similar here, Metallic Heels from Mui Mui sample sale similar here, Chanel Quilted Mini from Fashionphile similar here.
Perhaps it my annual trips to New York City when I was a child with my grandmother and or with the private all-girl’s high school I attended but it seems that the city that never sleeps is always calling me back. This time to see latest curated exhibit at the Anna Wintour Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Recently, hubby and I motored to Washington, D. C. for a dinner date with some Bison men and their wives. I call them Bison men because they all matriculated at the Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. The bison is the school mascot.
I chose a fit and flare sleeveless dress to defy the heat dome that evening.
At this stage in our respective lives, it’s an excellent time for rekindling college friendships. With all four couples being empty-nesters, it’s now easier for all of us to make time on our schedules to get together.
November 2016, Hubs and I will discover what river cruising is all about. September last year, I was totally hooked when I stopped by the local AAA office. I learned the most popular way to experience Europe are the river cruises, so I booked a ten-day Seine River Cruise. SInce that autumn date, I’ve been in a Paris, state of mind.
Last year, hubby and I celebrated our milestone birthdays with low-key celebrations. This year, we decided we did not want to overlook the opportunity to commemorate our mutual benchmarks.
My BFF Cynthia, and her hubby, decided they wanted to join us for the adventure with two extra days in Paris. We even found a non-stop flight direct from Philly to the Charles De Gaulle Airport. There are many promotional discounts when you book early. We received a discount from AAA as well as from Ama Waterways because we booked by September 30.
When viewing the Christmas windows in New York City in December, I couldn’t resist the temptation to purchase the late french empress of fashion, DIane Vreeland’s Smashing Brillant perfume at Bergdorf Goodman. Diana’s family is doing an amazing job carrying on her legacy with an exclusive line of DIana Vreeland perfume that is being carried by select retailer’s like Bergdorf Goodmans. Continue reading
Every March, I wipe away my winter blues and get a dose of spring when I attend the annual Philadelphia Flower Show. This year, my BFF Cynthia took in the aptly-themed exhibit, “Explore America,” celebrating 100 years of the National Park Service.
Wearing: J. Crew Factory Vest, Ebby Knit long sleeve top, J. Crew Minnie pant and J. Crew Bronson black suede booties (BFF sunnies.) Sephora Beauty products: Kat Von D Everlasting liquid lipstick Bauhaus 5 and NailsInc GelEffect Regents Place
The National Park Service (NPS) is an agency of the United States federal government that was created in 1916 to manage all our national parks, monuments, among other conservation and historical properties.
Each exhibit was inspired by a national park at this year’s 188th show like the large-scale displays of the quintessential Yellowstone and Yosemite National Park, to name a few.
When you live in Small Town, USA like I do, a trip to New York City is the ultimate one stop destination for style inspiration, great food, cultural enrichment, and of course, shopping.
My hubby and I motored to New York City for a belated birthday celebration with our daughter, Channing, a fashion journalist. Upon our arrival on Friday evening, we commenced the weekend’s festivities with a literary-themed dining experience at The Writing Room in her neighborhood.
Christmas to me — blame my childhood — isn’t officially here until I hear Nat King Cole sing Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire, watch A Charlie Brown Christmas and It’s A Wonderful Life. Now as an adult, I am forging new memories: Visiting New York City for the past two years to take in all of the Christmas lights, and most recently, volunteering at the local Ronald McDonald House in Hershey.
Since my daughter moved to the city almost three years ago, I’ve enjoyed making the trip to see the smashingly brilliant holiday windows. Bergdorf Goodman, with its rich history in window dressing (for 126 years running) always takes the cake.