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A Dozen Places to Tan Under the Manhattan Sun

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In the shade of skyscrapers on the hardest of concrete, finding a space to lay your body down under the sun to catch a few rays can seem impossible. Your fair sheltered skin is begging for a tan, and we all know tanning beds are not the answer, so we’ve scoured the city for places to lay out. Some of these places are free for all. Others are free of all other people. However you choose to do it, here’s where to find the sun in Manhattan.

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Memorial Day in the City: What to Do if You’re Stuck Here?

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If you’re like me (who is moving this week and has TONS of packing left to do) and are stuck in New York City for Memorial Day, how can you get a piece of the summer sun while roaming this urban jungle? Central Park is an option as is the Gansevoort rooftop pool, but it’s difficult to shake the feeling of wanting sand between your toes. Luckily we’re still on the coast, and plenty of beach options are a quick train ride away. If you’ve never been to Rockaway Beach, this is the weekend to go. Not only can your unlimited Metrocard get you there, but a slew of delicious Brooklyn food vendors are opening on the boardwalk for your eating and drinking pleasure. What to wear and consume while there? Click through for my picks.

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INTERVIEW: Satya Twena, Architectural Milliner

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Satya Twena didn’t fall into design by mistake. Raised in an eclectic family of artists, the appetite to create was in her blood from the very beginning. After years working in the interior design business, Satya decided to test the waters of the fashion industry after realizing her great love for millinery. Lucky for us, her architecturally-inspired hats designed with experimental materials are truly wearable art. I got the chance to sit down with Satya and chat about her family history, vertical inspiration and the rise of the fascinator.

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Eau de Nous Goes Back to Nature With Simple, Sophisticated Scents

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With so many options and overwhelming scents at the beauty counter, it’s difficult to decide what works best for you. I’m always looking for that great, low-maintenance perfume that smells natural and matches my every mood. After listening to endless rants on this matter, a friend told me about Eau de Nous. Created by sisters Daya and Vally Fernandez, looking for a simple yet sophisticated scent, they developed four fragrances that ultimately remind them of childhood. So how do they really smell on the body? Find out after the jump.

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TRENDSPARK: Street Chic Bikes

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There are many things in life that someone would find hard to make look attractive…riding a bike in style would definitely fall under that catergory. Even though it’s already close to the end of summer, taking a stroll through New York City’s Central Park on a vintage bike and your favorite preppy stripped sweater or cotton button up seems like a pretty good end of summer adventure to check off of your list. This perhaps seems more fit for the style of hipsters but which ever or anything in between, riding chic will never go out of style.

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INTERVIEW: French Blogger Eleonore Bridge

Elodie is one of the most popular French bloggers. Her blog is a mix of fashion, art, travel, her love for Paris, vintage, and culture. Read after the jump…

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Lorenzo…Tell Us How You Really Feel…

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Marc Jacobs’ significant other, Lorenzo Martone, sported an adorable “Do Me In The Park Marc” House of Holland tee at the Cinema Society screening and after-party of He’s Just Not That Into You. Although Jacobs wasn’t present himself, Martone proudly advocated his fantasy PDA…so if you see the two love birds in Central Park, well, you know…

 

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Bursting The Chanel Bubble

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If you were one of the hundreds who reported UFO sightings while walking through Central Park back in October, fear no more! No, it wasn’t aliens or the FBI who brought an end to the Chanel Mobile Art exhibit…it was none other than the economy! The only reason I sound half excited about this is because those jerks wouldn’t let us into the exhibit, despite the fact that we had tickets, because we were five minutes late! Honestly, if those Chanel umbrella carrying security guards got any snobbier, I’d be able to see down their noses and right into their pathetic $8.00/hour souls. If you ask me, the exhibit wasn’t about the a fashion or the art…it was about the buck…and they even failed at getting that!

In all due respect though, it is a damn shame what the economy is doing to fashion and the arts. Those in London, Paris and Moscow looking forward to the exhibit are fresh out of luck. For their sake, lets hope Chanel resurrects the project once things get a little brighter. 

 

Thanks NY Mag!

Chanel in Central Park

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Chanel has just paid a steep price of $400,000 to The Central Park Conservatory, in exchange to take over our lives. Beginning October 20th, Chanel will have their own building in Central Park, to showcase contemporary art inspired by… Chanel. As much as we all love Lagerfeld, a huge building in the park, to glorify the classic line, is not necessary.

Art exhibits in the park are interesting but risky. Remember Christo’s orange gates throughout the park? It was wack, and a waste of money. Coincidently, this is also a waste of money, and predictably disappointing. While it may be inspiring and provocative, it will only cater to a very small appreciative audience. The dog walkers and cyclers will be infuriated. As for buildings, in the park, Tavern on the Green is all we need.

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