Americana Week 2014
Around the town
Who says Americana is only for blue-haired dowagers and stuffy octogenarians with a penchant for dreary brown furniture? High-flying Wall Street traders, J. P. Morgan private bankers, Bright Young Things and even techies turn out for the annual Americana Week sprint which kicked off officially with the opening of the New York Ceramics Fair on Tuesday and runs until Feb. 2. Collectors from all over the country fly in to vie for the pickings at three fairs as well as Christie’s and Sotheby’s tony auctions.
Wall Street Journal reporter David Bird has been missing since Saturday afternoon, when he told his family he was going for a walk. There’s a massive search underway and his family and editors are very concerned. (The Wall Street Journal)
Can Martha Stewart’s new CEO save her empire? (BusinessWeek)
While taking lunch seems to be a dying privilege in NYC, there are still some New Yorkers who have time for leisurely midday meals. Last week, supermodel and entrepreneuse Petra Němcová invited us to lunch at Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s ABC Cocina, where we chatted about her recently launched sustainable home decor company, Be The Light, which is based on her extensive global travel.
No one takes the holidays more seriously than Martha Stewart.
She has to. Everyone is a lifestyle guru now. It’s not just celebrities—although in recent years Martha has found herself in competition with everyone from Gwyneth Paltrow to Padma Lakshmi—it’s also your aunt, who now shares all her recipes on Pinterest, and your friend from high school who Instagrams his home decorating projects. Read More
Stars: They're Just Like Us
When last we checked in with Martha Stewart, queen of crafts and empress of America’s WASPs, she was trying to get someone, anyone, to fix her broken iPad. But now she’s in Internet trouble once again–this time for incurring the wrath of the bloggers.
It all started with this interview with Bloomberg News, in which Ms. Stewart cast aspersions upon the qualifications of “these bloggers”:
As celebrities like Claire Danes, Hugh Dancy and Uma Thurman move in, locals respond with studied ambivalence. Read More
While New York Fashion Week often leaves much to be desired in terms of couture, which is why Shindigger typically holds out for the catwalks of Milan and Paris, there were some hits this year, like the Alexander Wang women’s collection, Jason Wu’s sultry beige and gold numbers, and Billy Reid’s menswear. But even when Read More
As many high-style New Yorkers were fussing over how to select the perfect punk couture for The Met’s Costume Institute gala last week, another social set was breaking out its summer hats and Chanel bouclé, because while punks may get their chaos, ladies will have their lunch!
Never willing to miss a fancy plate of Read More
The Eight-Day Week
On the first Wednesday in May, a rather large tent pops up behind the Vanderbilt Gate on Fifth Avenue between 104th and 105th Streets with the sole purpose of shielding the over-the-top headgear of 1,300 ladies who lunch, a handful of men and one Martha Stewart from the elements as they duke it out for millinery supremacy Read More
Help feed New York’s hungry and dine with entertaining mogul Martha Stewart at City Harvest’s Ninth Annual “On Your Plate Luncheon.” Ms. Stewart is the guest speaker (no word yet on whether she will offer brownie-baking tips), and co-chairs include Gillian Miniter and Topsy Taylor. Society columnist David Patrick Columbia of the website New York Read More