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The news addition the Doha's
is Alain Ducasse's stunning restaurant
Designed by Philippe Starck,
it is spectacular .....
sumptuous white leather
with silver calligraphy,
an incredible amount of Baccarat crystal,
glorious graphic rugs,
& divine dinnerware,
plus a view to-die-for ....
this is the most stunning restaurant
in the world!!!
And don't forget the Ducasse cuisine ....
a total WOW!!!
Pictures are scarce ....
so enjoy this special "secret view"!!!
PS, IDAM means generosity in Arabic!!!
Yep, I'm back in the Middle East,
got here yesterday!!!
First stop Doha ........
with it's "accessorations supreme"!!!
How divine are these chandeliers .....
spectacular French crystal fixtures, wrapped in
They are probably Baccarat,
& most likely designed by Philippe Starck.
Am I right ....
What do you think????
Oops, I'm wrong!!!!
My friend Lebanese designer
tells me that they're from Mooi!!!
I always love great food ...
& when it comes with great design,
that's a plus!!!!
I had a delicious brunch in my 'hood yesterday at
& I found this fabulous room divider .....
separating the front of house & the dinning room!!
It is stunning!!!
Soooo clever .....
a great graphic element
& a perfect place to stack wood,
for the enormous wood burning oven,
a focal point in the restaurant!!!
Great idea for the new "great room" at my house!!!
My stunning "London Design Spy" sent me
these fabulous images!!!!
Turner Prize winning artist
has designed this outrageous dinning room for London's
and it opened 5 days ago!!!
This innovation "destination place" combines
divine art, design, food, drink & music.
Opened since 2002,
this "hip & happening brain-child"
of London restaurant genius "Momo" Mazouz"
& master French chef Pierre Gagnaire is
"the place to be seen in London"!!!
The addition of Creed's delightful
"living, breathing, rockin' enviornment,"
makes this an over-the-moon
I adore the zig-zag tiles floor
& the brightly colored graphic wall murals ....
but, I my very favorite thing is ....
that no two pieces of furniture
or tableware match!!!
And the other news is that ....
Chef Gagnaire's redesigned menu
is inspired by the decor!!!
Thank you "London Design Spy",
you are the best ....
this is the ultimate in "fabulosity"!!!
Do you think we can get a reservation???
"seriously supreme accessorator"
Starting with lunch at the delicious new restaurant ....
"a modern Jewish America bistro,"
with the best matzoh ball soup & hot dogs in town,
from foodies Zach Kutsher, Alan Wilzig, Jeffrey Chodrow,
& Richard Kirshenbaum!!!!
Next was a visit to the stunning & stylish installation
at the historic New York Mercantile Exchange!!!!
This spectacular exhibition, a joint venture between
was conceived & curated
by world renown architect, designer, & artist
"Le Cabinet de Curiosités" is presented in a series of
Second Empire rooms created by 18th century boiserie &
objects d'art shipped from Paris by Steinitz.
This unique installation of art, design, & antiquties
features sculptures & collages from
Spanish artist Manolo Valdés,
hyperrealist trompe l'oeil paintings by
Chilean painter Claudio Bravo,
and Despont's assemblage sculptures & paintings.
Reminiscent of Deyrolle's chic Paris taxidermy store &
Axel Vervoordt's Palazzo Fortuny exhibition
during the Venice Biennale .....
this installation is extraordinary & must not be missed!!!!
And it's been extended thru February!!!!
share a spectacular showroom!!!!
a divine installation showcasing a program of .....
art, literature, science, design, food, and wine events!!!
The entire space is extraordinary,
from the outside ..... in!!!!
The window design, interior colors, pattern, and structure
are over-the-top eye candy!!!
The furniture is Moroso at it's best .....
and the lighting from Flos is spectacular, as usual!!!
The computer that lets you to design your own coffee label
and then prints it is technologically au courant!!!
The entire package is this "accessorator's" dream come true!!!
STARTING THIS WEEKEND,
I'M BACK ON A PLANE TO VERY VERY VERY
FIRST STOP ...... ISTANBUL!!!!
THE ISTANBUL BIENNALE
THE NEWEST DESIGN STORES
THE BAZAAR .....
SHOPPING, SHOPPING SHOPPING!!!!
AND INCREDIBLY FABULOUS SIGHTSEEING!!!!
NEXT LONDON, MY FAVORITE DESIGN MECCA!!!!
LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL 2011
BROMTON DESIGN FETIVAL
THE ROYAL COLEGE OF ART
NOT TO MENTION MY FAVORITE SHOPPING ......
DOVER STREET MARKET
ESTABLISHED & SONS
(and that's just the beginning of my list!!!!)
AND THE GALLERIES TOO!!!
SOOOO MUCH TO SEE IN THE WORLD ......
SOO MUCH TO SHARE!!!!!
I love Jody Morlock's quirky & creative sculpture (blog1/27/10)!!!
And this installation at Todd English's Ça Va Restaurant
is absolutely over-the-top!!!!
I was honored when Jody took a morning off from her day-job , she is the "make-up maven" at The Daily Show, and gave me a tour of her work which plays an integral part in this stunning restaurant, designed by Jeffrey Beers International. Beers, a collector of Jody's work, commissioned her to create the "art element" for the restaurant. By adding her eccentric twist to vintage and new cooking utensils, from juice presses & coffee pots to forks & wine corks ...... Jody has created a new world of "fantastical foodie sculptures!!!"
Jody describes her process far better than I can ...... "I have hungry eye, and when they are not busy devouring the colored world before me,my brain is busy cutting, rearranging, shaping, structuring, fusing, drawing, dreaming, and grouping the beauty and the chaos of this complicated world!!!"
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A horse is a horse of course, of course .......
And nothing could be better that a Hermes Horse ...
made from Hermes towels!!!!!
This stripe wall at Paul Smith was pretty fabulous too!!!!
This vintage Morgan ........
double-parked in front of Le Deux Magots ......
definitely a dream come true!!!
A visit to the Fondation Cartier ......
to see "Vaudou" ........
or as we say in NYC Vooooodoooooo!!!
All topped off with a fabulous dinner.....
at Le Timbre!!!!!
What else can happen next...... except to go to Milan!!!!
Our last dinner in Havana was at La Casa,
a private restaurant or paladar,
in the 50's California-style home ......
belonging to the family of Silvia & Manuel Robaina.
In this delightful family run restaurant, dinner was delicious ........
but I couldn't keep my eyes off Silvia!!!
I was obsessed with her portrait at age 14,
hanging in one of the dinning rooms!!!
And I couldn't keep my eyes off her while she "worked"
the adding machine!!!!
And when I met her I knew why!!!!!!
I realized that after 5 days in Cuba,
she was the only glamourous Cuban woman I had seen!!!
Not only did she look chic .....
blond, beautifully dressed, and wonderfully "accessorized",
but she was charming & delightful to talk to!!!!
And she loved America ......
especially Savannah, Georgia!!!!
I think she might be a "Southern Belle" at heart!!!!
By the way .........
Silvia's son Alejandro is divine too!!!!
Gorgeous & charming, just like his Madre!!
#19 is the gift of an ultimate New York moment!!!!
Imagine a fabooolous Christmas lunch at the Carlyle .......
Cocooned in a banquet, munching on yummie tea sandwiches!!!
And the fabooolous Bemelmans Bar .......
With Ludwig Bemelmans charming illustrations of Miss Clavel,
Madeline and her friends in two straight lines ......
& of course, Genevieve ..... WOOF!!!!
I was lucky to share this delightful moment Sunday!!!!
A special thank you to my divine friend Wendy Goodman!!!!
And the final Fabooolous Gift #20 is ......
Wendy's stunning book...
The World of Gloria Vanderbilt!!!
A must under any tree!!!
It is really possible I found more classic Missoni flame stitch ......
Atlanta (blog 9/16/10) was first, then London (blog 9/23/10)......
Now a Pellegrino bottle lable at Sistina restaurant in New York City & it's really, real!!!!
This bottle was at the next table, they left ...... I grabbed it!!!!!
UNBELIEVABLE ...... Now, I know it's a trend!!!
Juliana Nash has taken Amagansett's beloved Mary's Marvelous on a "joy" ride,
just down the street to Indian Wells Beach!!!
Opened daily from 6:30AM to 11:30 (except Tuesdays), Juliana's new truck is stocked with Mary Schoenlein's fabulous breakfast treats ...... scones, muffins, bagels frittata's, spinach pies, & mini-sandwiches ..... plus a variety of hot & cold coffee & tea specialities, and more!!!
"Pulled-up" less than a month, Mary's Mobile is a huge success!!!
This bright & shiny red truck certainly makes the ever-dreaded 7:30 AM dog walk a treat .......
a mini raspberry corn muffin & a grandé cappuccino ....