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Last Night, I Followed A Cupcake Up Madison Avenue!!!

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I have finally found the oddest "accessoration" yet ...
A giant cupcake on a bicycle!!!

And I followed it up Madison Avenue
at 9 PM
on Sunday night ...
Just to take it's picture!!!

Divine & Delightful,
this fabulous "fantasy accessoration"
was "designed & driven" by
an artist & maker of models & diorama's at
NYC's Museum of Natural History!!!

Thierry Despont's Divine "Le Cabinet de Curiositiés"!

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Yesterday, I had a Tribeca jaunt with the ultimate 
"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 
international galleries Marlborough & Steinitz,
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!!!!

My Favorite "Girl Accessoration" ....... Big Stones!!!!

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Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend!!!

And add in emeralds, sapphires, & turquoise .......
WOW!!!

Pellegrino goes over the top again .....
this time with Bulgari!!!

I want a case ...... 
to match my Missoni bottles (blog 9/27/10)!!!

Maira Kalman's Drawings for Food Rules are Yummy!!!

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Remember Michael Pollan's 2009 book
Food Rules: An Eater's Manual .....
well, it has been "re-born"
with the most charming illustrations by 

Maira is witty & wonderful .....
and definitely one of my favorite artists!!!
I have an enormous file of newspaper and magazine "rip-outs" 
and a collection of her illustrated books!!!

In fact, several years ago, 
at my East Hampton store ......
I showed a delightful collection of her prints,  
borrowed from my friend and Maira's gallerist ....... 

So, hurry to your local bookstore .....
or click on Amazon!!!!
This book is a must have "accessoration-collectible" 
for your coffee table or bookshelf!!!

"Over-Bazaared" ......... A Fact of Life in Istanbul!!!!

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There's more of "everything" than you ever imagined possible .....
in the Istanbul's Grand Bazaar!!!!

Add the Spice Bazaar, and you're over the top!!!!

But, it's fabulous & a must-see .....
especially for the "Grand Accessorator"!!!!

COLOR, COLOR, COLOR ..... 
PATTERN, PATTERN, PATTERN ..... 
STUFF, STUFF, STUFF!!!!!!