Bon Weekend: 7 June 2019
What a week! There seemed to be something off about this week which culminated in my website going down last night. It was due to the fact that all the domain renewal notices went to my Spam folder instead of my Inbox. This has definitely been a lesson to make sure I have important dates like this on my calendar so I can check on them myself if I don’t receive a notice. I’ve also added the domain website’s support email address in my contacts to make sure this doesn’t happen again. But I still don’t understand why these important emails would be considered Spam when I’ve messaged with them in the past and have other emails from them in my Inbox. Let my issues be a warning to you to make sure you are on top of your tech and check your Spam folder weekly.
On a happier note, the iconic restaurant Pastis is reopening today in the Meatpacking District. The new location at 52 Gansevoordt Street is around the corner from their old location (now home to Restoration Hardware) and beside the new Hermès store. Keith McNally partnered with Stephen Starr of Starr Restaurants to bring back Pastis after a five year hiatus. Pastis opened two years before I moved to New York and was apart of my life and many meals until it closed. I stopped by on Wednesday to take a peek and it looks pretty similar. Keith McNally said in an interview, “It’s reminiscent of the original Pastis without being a replica of it. In helping to put this together I tried to recapture the spirit of the original Pastis more than its physical details.” I already have a reservation on the books for lunch later this month. You can make your own reservations on Resy. Make sure you order the steak frites.
I missed the press preview for Edmund de Waal exhibition at the Frick Collection so I hope I can fit it into my weekend. The temporary installation from the acclaimed author and ceramist Edmund de Waal (remember the Hare with the Amber Eyes?) of site-specific sculptures made of porcelain, steel, gold, marble, and glass are displayed in the museum’s main galleries alongside works from the permanent collection until November 17, 2019.
On Thursday, I headed to Soho to preview the resort collection from Danielle Fichera. Her collection has evolved so much since I first saw it last winter. While you can’t purchase the new pieces yet, you can shop the summer 2019 collection and order three of her most popular dresses in the fabric option of your choice as part of her new bespoke offerings.
I’ve been living in espadrilles this summer and just bought these Hamptons Tie Up Espadrilles. They are insanely comfortable and chic with dresses, skirts, and jeans.
I didn’t love the first season of Big Little Lies. I thought many of the characters were insufferable but I will probably give season two a chance when it premiers this Sunday, June 9th on HBO. The first season followed the Big Little Lies book so it will be interesting to see how they create this season from scratch.
I posted the Ellsworth Kelly stamps on Instagram Stories and got a big response from other art lovers. I enjoy choosing the perfect stationery or art notecards for my thank you notes and pairing them with complementary stamps. These will be perfect for my Jean-Michel Basquiat cards and the best part is that you can order them online. No need to stand in line at the post office.
I’ll be spending this weekend watching the French Open and preparing for my vacation at Baron’s Cove in Sag Harbor next week. I’ll definitely still be blogging while I’m away but I’m looking forward to having a relaxing week away. The weather looks a little questionable for the first few days so I need to find a new book to read for the trip. I’ll have to write a new travel guide to my favorite town after I return because there are so many new stores that opened this summer.
Right after I get back, I’ll be headed to Mackinac Island, Michigan for a fun trip to the Grand Hotel designed by Dorothy Draper. Then in July, I’ll be off to Gurney’s in Newport, Rhode Island to visit all the mansions. I hope you are headed somewhere fun this summer too!
I’ll probably also post over the weekend to make up for this week so make sure to check back.