Posts Tagged ‘NYC’

Fabulous Links: St. Patrick’s Day

He’s magically delicious! *

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Spring is allmooost here. Unfortunately in New Jersey, it’s taking it’s sweet time. Beauty Land made a few cool announcements this week, so let’s get started.

Glamlite Cosmetics, the brand that brought you a pizza-inspired palette, announced its newest launch, an ode to the all-American burger! All your favorite toppings are there, including avocado and tomato, so you really can have it your way! Here’s the post from Glamlite’s Instagram :

https://www.instagram.com/p/BuxUfrfDVZU/

Did you play the video? I wonder why they chose ‘Rockin’ Robin’. If you have any ideas, please drop me a line in the comments. Since I watched this video, I can’t get that song out of my head! And I don’t even eat beef. The burger palette is coming soon. (Allure)

M.A.C. announced it is collaborating with Disney on an Aladdin-themed mini collection comprising a blush, a lipstick, and an eye shadow palette. One goodie for each wish a genie would grant. I’m drooling over the palette. I never got over missing out on the MAC x Cinderella palette. The collection launches on May 16, right before the premiere of Guy Ritchie’s live-action version of Aladdin. (Allure)

And I saved the best for last. Sephora announced this week it is launching ts own credit card. A Sephora Visa credit card and a Sephora Visa Signature credit card are coming, too. The cards will have rewards above and beyond any Sephora Beauty Insider perks. If you choose a Sephora Visa Signature card, you’ll also have access to Visa Signature Benefits. (Allure)

And this week on The Doctor Will See You Now, I wrote a piece about self control and New Year’s resolutions.

If you need me, I’ll be at The Shops at Hudson Yards, which opened on Friday. It features New York City’s first Neiman Marcus, and lots of other good stuff, like Kiehl’s, Sephora, and Jo Malone London. Maybe I’ll see you there?

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*Shout out to my friend Christina, who snapped this guy on the subway!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photography: The High Line in NYC

I went for a walk a few weekends ago along The High Line, one of NYC’s more photogenic outdoor spaces. The High Line is a pretty cool place: it is a public park built on the old rail yards along the Hudson River, on the west side of Manhattan. (You can still see the railroad ties in some places.) The park has food concessions, gorgeous plants and flowers, and always-changing pieces of art commissioned by Friends of The High Line and High Line Art. I hope my pictures from the day inspire you to visit!

I love the contrast of these aqua-colored posts in front of Our Lady of Guadalupe at Saint Bernard Church against the neutral background of the building. (The church is on W. 14th St., as you approach the entrance to The High Line.)

The flowers on The High Line are always stunning!  .

I thought these were cool, and just weird looking enough. If anyone knows what they are, please let me know!

I love street scenes in black and white.

So many hats!

This art installation is called “prop,” and the artist is Phyllida Barlow.

This piece is called C.R.E.A.M., and it is by Sable Elyse Smith.

I posted a few more High Line pics on my Instagram. You can see them here! I only walked The High Line from the entrance on 14th St. to 23rd St. I’ll go back another day and do the last 10 blocks!

p.s. I plan on taking more self-guided picture-taking excursions this summer and into the fall.

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Photography: Chinatown

Monday was a gorgeous fall day here in New York City. Since I have been itching to do a photo shoot in New York City’s Chinatown, I decided to take advantage of the weather. I grabbed my camera, and got on the PATH.

I walked around the Mott Street area for about two hours. See below for the best shots.

A view of Mott Street.

I want to go back here, and get one of those really good almond cookies.

Love him!

View down a side street off of Mott.

I’m here to help with your etiquette conundrums.

I admit I felt like I was cheating. The gorgeous weather with great light did the work for me. I can’t wait to go back!

This year, I’m doing the Eyecandy Project 52 photography challenge. Every week, we have to take a picture inspired by a prompt, such as From Above. Some prompts are relevant to the time of year, some are more evergreen. I’ll post my more successful efforts here about once a quarter. Check out the Q1 highlights here and the best of Q2 here.

I’m also doing the Everyday Eyecandy photo-a-day challenge this month. So stay tuned for a few of those pics as well!

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Photography: August Eyecandy Photo-a-Day Challenge

In August, I took the Everyday Eyecandy Photo-a-Day Challenge. I thought I’d share a few of my favorite pictures.

The prompt for these three photos was Out of Focus. Flowers make the best bokeh/limited depth of field photos. I don’t know why.

The prompt for these was Morning Light. The NYC skyline shows up really well!

The prompt for this was From Above. I’ve always wanted to take a black and white picture looking down on the crowd in Grand Central Terminal.

The prompt for these was Portrait. My handsome Petey. Did you really think you were going to get away without a cat picture?

Lashawn of Everyday Eyecandy will be having another photo-a-day challenge in October. I can’t wait. And yes, I am still doing the Project 52 Challenge. I’ll post the Q3 highlights in a few weeks.

I am so psyched for fall. I am itching to do some beauty writing! What are you up to for the new season?

This year, I’m doing the Eyecandy Project 52 photography challenge. Every week, we have to take a picture inspired by a prompt, such as From Above. Some prompts are relevant to the time of year, some are more evergreen. I’ll post my more successful efforts here about once a quarter. Check out the Q1 highlights here and the best of Q2 here.

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Photography: The New York Public Library

I know in my last post, I said I’d share some of the best photos from the photo trek to the New York Public Library. Since I am a woman of my word, here you go!

What else does a library have but books…

…and computers…

…and people reading?

The art work is really gorgeous.

I loved these light fixtures, and tried a few different shots to get a good picture.

This looks like it is in a church.

Pretty late summer afternoon view out a window.

And these are just some of the photos! I took more than 70 photos in the library!

Have a great weekend everyone! I am off to D.C. to visit my friend Laurie. What are you up to?

This year, I’m doing the Eyecandy Project 52 photography challenge. Every week, we have to take a picture inspired by a prompt, such as From Above. Some prompts are relevant to the time of year, some are more evergreen. I’ll post my more successful efforts here about once a quarter. Check out the Q1 highlights here and the best of Q2 here.

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Photography: Grand Central Station

It’s been a week since my last post, but I’m not dead. I was at Mother Bear and Papa Bear’s for part of the Labor Day weekend, and I have spent the last two days trying to jump start my fall.

Anyway, I thought it would be fun to share some of photos from my recent photo trek to Grand Central Station. To sort of help us get over the holiday weekend hangover and get through the shortened work week.

I love the look of the light shimmering through these windows.

The light is pretty from this angle , too!

I’ve always wanted to stand above the main concourse and take a picture!

OK, so really liked the light fixtures…

And of course, you gotta have the flag…

After Grand Central, my fellow trekkers and I walked over the the New York Public Library. I’ll post those pics tomorrow.

This year, I’m doing the Eyecandy Project 52 photography challenge. Every week, we have to take a picture inspired by a prompt, such as From Above. Some prompts are relevant to the time of year, some are more evergreen. I’ll post my more successful efforts here about once a quarter. Check out the Q1 highlights here and the best of Q2 here.

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Photography: Museum at Eldridge Street, Part 2

Here’s part 2 of my NYC Photo Trek to the Museum at Eldridge Street. You can see part 1 here. If you’re just tuning in, the museum is a historic synagogue that was restored in the early 2000s, and now hosts all types of cultural events. You can read up on its history here. The museum is gorgeous, a photographer’s dream.

This photo is one of my favorites!

Here are some photos of the restoration. Bonus points if you can spot any horsehair.

My next Photo Trek was to Grand Central Terminal and the New York Public Library. Also very cool! Photos next week! (And there are many…)

This year, I’m doing the Eyecandy Project 52 photography challenge. Every week, we have to take a picture inspired by a prompt, such as From Above. Some prompts are relevant to the time of year, some are more evergreen. I’ll post my more successful efforts here about once a quarter. Check out the Q1 highlights here and the best of Q2 here.

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Photography: Museum at Eldridge Street

A few weeks ago, I signed up for a NYC Photo Trek to the Museum at Eldridge Street, a synagogue originally built in 1887. Today it is a museum celebrating the Jewish immigrants from eastern Europe who flocked to New York City’s Lower East Side in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Its restoration was completed in December 2007, and today the museum is open to the public ($10 will get you inside), and offers a variety of cultural events.

The museum was one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever shot. I am so glad I went!

The outside of the building has great detail. I tried to capture some of it.

The light fixtures are gorgeous!

This stained glass window was designed by artist Kiki Smith and architect Deborah Gans. It was installed in 2010.

And these are just a few of my favorites! I will post a few more pictures from the museum next week!

You can read about the history of the museum here.

This year, I’m doing the Eyecandy Project 52 photography challenge. Every week, we have to take a picture inspired by a prompt, such as From Above. Some prompts are relevant to the time of year, some are more evergreen. I’ll post my more successful efforts here about once a quarter. Check out the Q1 highlights here and the best of Q2 here.

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Photography: Central Park, Part 2

Here’s part 2 of the Central Park photo trek, for all your Hump Day procrastination needs. You can check out part 1 here and the Columbus Circle portion of the trek here.

This juggler kept everyone entertained!

The park lends itself to gorgeous foilage pictures! It’ll be great in the fall!

And yes. here’s another statue of Columbus.

This year, I’m doing the Eyecandy Project 52 photography challenge. Every week, we have to take a picture inspired by a prompt, such as From Above. Some prompts are relevant to the time of year, some are more evergreen. I’ll post my more successful efforts here about once a quarter. Check out the Q1 highlights here and the best of Q2 here.

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Photography: Columbus Circle

A few weeks ago, I went on my first outing with a meetup group called NYC Photo Treks. We went to Columbus Circle and Central Park. I wish it hadn’t been so overcast, but I got some great shots!

This steel globe on the north side of the Circle is in front of, well, Trump International Hotel and Tower. I was trying to let the globe lead your eye to the building.

This statue of Christopher Columbus is by the sculptor Gaetano Russo.

This winged boy holding a globe at the base of the statue pays homage to global exploration.

Columbus Circle has a few fountains, so I went a little nuts trying to get good pictures of the water. By cranking up my shutter speed and opening up the aperture, I was able to get some stop action shots (as seen here and in the pic below).

I hope you enjoyed these! I have more from Central Park, which I will post this week. I also did a trek to The Eldridge Street Synagogue and Museum on NYC’s Lower East Side and NYC’s Chinatown. I’ll be posting those, too!

‘This year, I’m doing the Eyecandy Project 52 photography challenge. Every week, we have to take a picture inspired by a prompt, such as From Above. Some prompts are relevant to the time of year, some are more evergreen. I’ll post my more successful efforts here about once a quarter. Check out the Q1 highlights here and the best of Q2 here.

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