Oct 27, 2011

A Day in A Life, NYC

My friend Andrea turned 30 two days ago. She lives in NYC but she's staying with me in Bushwick at the moment. So I had the pleasure to surprise her in the morning; home made chocolate cake, strawberries, coffee from our local coffee place Wyckoff Starr, white roses and a gift.

Then we both went off in our day. I had a bunch of stuff on my list...
I popped by the Balenciaga store and the Commes des Garcons store in Chelsea. They are both amazing!!

 Then I walked towards Times Square, I met these guys on the way...

 and then I went further to the Diamond District to fix a ring I have. A stone fell out yesterday so I went there to find out how much a new one is. I spoke to several of the thousand jewish guys and bought one - cheap actually! He sent me further up to this guy. A retired puerto rican ring-maker. He put the stone into the ring again for me, in his kitchen. He didn't want to charge anything. I left money on his desk and off I went to...
 this place, where they CLEAN rings...
 Here, I'm waiting for 20 minutes while my ring is being cleaned.
 Then, after now knowing much more about the jewelry industry here i NYC, I went off to meet Andrea at the Guggenheim.

 Then we went for a walk in Central Park and had a pic nick. It was a BEAUTIFUL day!!

 Andrea gets happy-b-day phone calls!
 Then we decided to go to the Boat House for some glasses of white wine. I had never been here before and was so glad Andrea introduced me to the place. It's a gem (I'm speaking in jewelry-terms now) in the middle of the city. If you've watched Sex and the City, this is where Carrie and Big falls into the water... :)
 The guys in the bar kept pouring our glasses. Then they gave us champagne on the house. Ladies are treated well in this city!

 Then they gave Andrea some chocolate, cause I told them it was her b-day
 Then we looked at our phones and thought, 'damn, we got to leave'. We had dinner reservations at Babbo's, which is one of the hotter place in town right now. Andrea had fixed this reservation months ago.
 So we ran through the park

 jumped in a cab, went home for a super quick in-out and off we went to Babbo's. More on that some other time xxx

Oct 26, 2011

Daphne Guiness Exhibition, NYC

The Daphne Guinness exhibition at The Museum at FIT is great. She's one of today’s most original fashion icons and the exhibition feature approximately 100 garments and accessories from Guinness’s personal collection. 

Laundrytime, NYC

I love doing my laundry here. It's become a nice ritual, where I go for a coffee while I wait. This is how it works...

This is te Mexican laundry guy who speaks almost only spanish (I live in a latin area)

 On my way to the 'Wyckoff Starr Coffee' shop.

Then I have a coffee and a bagel

Oct 22, 2011

DJED - Matthew Barney

I went to see Matthew Barney's latest show yesterday, at the Gladstone Gallery in Chelsea. It's the last day today, run run run.

Oct 21, 2011

Afternoon Sun in West London

Johan Brand, who runs We Are Human, took this picture one evening in London. No retouching, I promise!! Isn't that amazing!?

Courtesy is Contagious, NYC

The other day, while sitting on the subway, knitting, actually, this was announced on the speakers:
"Courtesy is Contagious and it Begins with You"... Isn't that NICE!!! 

Oct 20, 2011

While Waiting for the Subway, NYC

... I enjoyed listening to this bunch. Loving NYC.

Pendleton's Zig Zag

I love the new twist on these clothes from the old school american brand Pendleton. Loving the patterns and the quality wool.

Oct 19, 2011

Yoga to the People, NYC

For the past two weeks I've been going to Bikram/Hot Yoga at Bikram Yoga Williamsburg and at Yoga to the People - which is a great studio. Each time I go I feel great after, and wonder why I don't give it even more priority in my daily life. I'm trying...

Oct 18, 2011

Starbuck's on Astor Place, NYC

...is special to me. I walked past it the other night and recalled how I came to New York on my own for a week when I was 20, after having travelled in Guatemala for 4 months. At that time I sat in the window at this Starbucks and watched people rush by. I was thinking how huge the world is and imagining how life would turn out. That's ten years ago... TEN years :) .. and they've been great :)

Y.E.S. Y.O.U. C.A.N

I saw this on Camilla Pihl's blog today. I want to pass it on...

Oct 13, 2011

I do Work

I haven't been posting much news about the work I do for the past few months. Simply cause I haven't organized it, collected clippings, remembered when what is published where, etc. So then it's easier to post more personal pix. But I DO work! I feel the need to reassure you :)
This month I'm in New York. Where I also work, but perhaps not as much as usual, cause there's so much to do and see. In november I'm in Copenhagen for a month. In december I'm back in Oslo. Looking forward to all of it xxx

Oct 11, 2011

Coney Island, NYC

It's 30 degrees here! I spent a day at Coney Island.
I have a pile of work to do, but I figured it was OK to hit the sun considering I had ZERO beach-time during the summer in Norway! I went swimming, for the second time this month!