2011 May 27

The Daily Dan Is Out!

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The first issue of The Daily Dan, your weekly chic sheet to all things haute, all summer long is out. Distributed partout around the East End with Dan's Papers, the ultimate doyens of Hamptons publishing, your dear Daily will give you all the glossy dish you know and love...while flooding you with the cheeky-chic elixir you know, love, and crave. 

2011 May 27

Raul Higuera Show Opens Tomorrow Night

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Attention, Hamptonettes! The Vered Gallery (68 Park Place, East Hampton) celebrates the opening of Couture Shock, the first solo exhibition of hot fashion photographer Raul Higuera with a reception tomorrow night from 7 to 9 p.m. The show features highlights of Higuera's work for Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire and Harper's Bazaar. This year, he's booked shoots for Pucci, Lanvin, Dior and Chanel and he's previously done portraits of Karl Lagerfeld, Jean Paul Gaultier and Pierre Hardy. Did we mention he's only 30? "The Gallery has been terrific," the Colombian native told us. "They really work with the artist as a team and they're definitely tastemakers in the art world." The show debuts tomorrow and runs through June 20th. Don't miss it! 

2011 May 27

The Daily Wonders...How Do You Feel About Your Beach Body?

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We look to the chic set in hopes of some sympathy.

Carolina Herrera: 
I don’t think about it.

Reem Acra: My body is a healthy body—that’s the most important thing!

Glenn O’Brien: I’m pretty ready. I do Pilates three times a week. 

Mickey Boardman: It is what it is. I worry more about sunburn.
Robert Verdi: Look, I think being a little bronze is great—but I don’t want to be Tangelina Jolie or Jennifer Taniston or George Hamiltan.

Andy Samberg: My swimsuit body could be a little tighter right now. I have a new regimen where I’m going to do, like, three to six crunches each day and see if that helps. I know it seems foolish, but I’m optimistic. Fingers crossed that those six crunches work. If they’re really intense, long crunches, maybe. I guess if I hold each one for an hour or something? I’m going to write an exercise how-to book about my regimen. It’ll be called “Three Long Crunches.”

Karolina Kurkova: I haven’t thought about it too much. You can always strive for improvement, but for me the most important thing is being healthy and taking care of myself. That doesn’t mean I can’t indulge or that I have to work out five hours a day. My lifestyle really is about taking care of myself all the time and treating my body like a temple.  


2011 May 27

Rebecca Minkoff Takes On Seattle

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This week, Rebecca Minkoff takes us to the coffee capital. 

"This week, my husband and I are gearing up for a trip out west to Seattle, Washington to spend some time with my in-laws while I’m pregnant and still mobile. I can’t believe I’m only 4 months away from mini-Minkoff’s appearance in the world! In light of this upcoming trip, this week I am taking a trip down memory lane to review my absolute 'must-do’s' while visiting the unofficial capitol of the Pacific Northwest. While the weather here in NYC is finally starting to dry out, I find myself packing up my umbrella and my favorite Loeffler Randall rain boots in preparation for the rainy Seattle climate. Not to be overshadowed by its dreary reputation, Seattle always brings astounding natural beauty, fabulous shopping, chic people watching and delicious fare to the table. Seattle has always been very good to me. Read on for my tips to make it just as good for you!


As always, let’s start off with where to set up base camp while in Seattle. The Hyatt at Olive 8 is gorge de la gorge! It’s also the only LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified hotel in Seattle. Double fabulous! As you may know, I’m kind of a Four Seasons girl, but this Hyatt is so stylish, they have literally thought of EVERYTHING. From the second you walk in, the calm, modern, sleek aesthetic washes over you and you know you’re in good hands right off the bat. The Elaia Spa is to die for, with an in-house salon, yoga studio, all eco-friendly and organic products, and full range of spa services…If you know me at all, you know this spa had me at hello. The rooms are big (I wholeheartedly suggest that you spring for one of the luxury suites for the space and views they offer) and there are TVs in the mirrors in the bathroom! Hello!? Marvelous! Plus, it’s located right downtown so the location ain’t too shabby.  


My favorite breakfast spot in Seattle is in the unforgettable Capitol Hill neighborhood. Capitol Hill is hands down the part of Seattle where the “cool kids” hang out, and the gays! The streets here are lined with wonderful little restaurants, bars, and stores with incredibly put together young couples, boho chic guys and gals, and beautiful men walking hand in hand down the streets. HEAVEN! When you’re here, make it a point to grab brunch at the Volunteer Park Café. It’s the quaintest, cutest, yummiest spot on the edge of Capitol Hill. Don’t be shy when you walk in because this is a self-serve kind of joint, but the food is scrumptious and the garden out back is not to be missed.


Generally, I’m all about being a city girl when I travel--you know, shopping, dining, more shopping, more dining. In Seattle, you have some of the most stunning natural surroundings at your doorstep. To ensure I get my fill, I hop a passenger ferry  from Pier 50, cross Elliot Bay to West Seattle and hang out on the stunning Alki Beach to spend my entire afternoon. Here you will find unobstructed and undeniably dazzling views of the Seattle skyline, 2.5 miles of running trails, bike paths, endless soft places to catch some (well-timed) rays, volleyball nets for the athletically ambitious (not this pregnant lady, but if that’s for you, more power to you!) and tons of fantastic coffee shops & restaurants. If you’re feeling a little wild, pack a swimsuit and make a run for the shivery waters--there are a few brave souls splashing around in the water but, again, not for this pregnant lady. Instead, I opt to take a stroll along the water, breathe the therapeutic salt water air in deeply, and then stop in to Spuds Fish & Chips for some greasy, ridiculous, unbelievably sinfully delicious salty goodness. I like to eat my crispy fried fish and coleslaw on the beach so I can soak up every last minute of this slice of heaven.


I peel myself away from Alki Beach and head back to my hotel (aka bliss) for a little rest and beautification. Afterwards, I make my way downtown to the iconic Seattle Cabaret club slash restaurant The Pink Door. Located down a kind of creepy, blink-and-you-miss-it alleyway, this place is so marvelous that it’s hard for me to articulate. The food is damn good and the burlesque shows are so much fun to watch--nothing too crazy going on here! The Pink Door draws a very interesting, upscale crowd of people. The one thing you’re guaranteed here is to walk away happy, satiated and with a feeling that you got a taste of the real Seattle. What more could you ask for?!


To hear more about my adventures and get up-to-the-minute updates on what I’m up to, follow me on Facebook, Twitter, and on my blog.

2011 May 27

Shot of The Daily: Anna and Mario

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Anna  Wintour came out to support her pal Mario Testino last night at El Museo's Annual Gala at Cipriani, where Testino was honored with a lifetime artistic achievement award. Vogue's top chief reminds us that we can break out the white this weekend. We'll probably go with something a little lighter, though...

2011 May 27

The Fash Pack Gets More Grads

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It's grad season, and another fashionable institution has released its latest posse of future designers and industry movers and shakers into the world. Yesterday, LIM College matriculated the 2011 class of students specializing the business of fashion at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall. Brand strategy maven Jill Granoff espoused her six pointers for success to the crowd at the 72nd annual commencement address. Here's the one-liner crib sheet: know your end goal, be positive, be proactive, take risks, work hard, and be your best. And with those half-dozen tidbits for making it big, Chic leaves you with Granoff's cycle-of-(successful) life words: "Remember, your values drive your behaviors which drive your results." Now go forth and prosper, young alums!


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