23 September 2010

entertained: fashion + food

Yesterday was a glorious fall day in NYC (even if it was a bit warm, hello upper 80's?) and I was M's assistant for a fashion shoot at the Javits Center for Fashion Coterie. While he was shooting away I got to stroll the huge space checking out all the latest styles for Spring 2011! How cool! There were lots of buyers and all of the top names showcasing their collections.
So yeah, basically just another Wednesday morning ;)

After M was done with his shoot we decided to just walk around, absorbing the city, to be flâneurs. Charles Baudelaire developed a derived meaning of "a person who walks the city in order to experience it". And so we did, aimlessly walking through the garment district and then down to Madison Square Park. We decided that some coffee would be nice and noticed what seemed to be a small little coffee shop, Eataly. Well, it turns out it is a little bit more than just a coffee shop... it is a foodie paradise! It is a HUGE gourmet food marketplace. It is something of a new concept, there are about 7 different restaurants housed in one space where you can order fresh specialized foods at each counter. After a delicious Iced Cappuccino we explored the cavernous space. Oh and, while we were there I literally ran in to Mario Batali, oops!

We will totally be back! I'm going to find an authentic Italian dish to make and then go food shopping away!
xo y'all,