Saturday, November 7, 2009

Queenie's Treasury

Sorry that the Treasury is a bit late this week - I woke up this morning and was busy with housework (and lunch with the bro and sis-in-law) until...right now! (OK, I admit - I paused to mix myself a Manhattan.)

First up this week, a truly awesome blog. Cherrypatter NYC is a look at fabulous things to do - and places to shop and eat - all over New York. It's full of gorgeous photography and great content. Just this week, Cherrypatter has spotlighted the Eero Saarinen exhibit, provided a guide to 5th Avenue in the 100's, and visited Mario Batali's pizza restaurant, Otto. If you're planning a vacation to (or staycation in) New York anytime soon, I highly recommend you check this out.

Next up is something a bit less cheerful, but still pretty darn interesting. Kevin DeMaria, a former Gourmet staffer, took a series of photographs of the magazine's offices and staff members as they packed up their stuff (note the preponderance of wine) and wrapped up their work back in October. Wistful, funny and lonely, these photos capture both the end of an era and the very human side of corporate downsizing.
I subsrcibe to a few wedding blogs, mainly because they tend to showcase great photography and some amazing ideas for events that can be easily translated to dinner parties and holiday decorations. One of my favorites, 100 Layer Cake, regularly features what they call "Real Weddings," though they look more like fairy tale concoctions of hipster perfection. This week they featured Chris & Jessica, and I was completely blown away by everything about their nuptials. The bride's turquoise shrug (I'm a big believer in colorful wedding parties), the souvenir tea towels, the seaside setting...love, love, love.

1 comment:

solitude said...

Megan,
Thank you so much for Queenie's treasury..Its like your magic bag and we await what's gonna come up next! Cherrypatter NYC seems to be really cool blog just like yours!

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