Architectural Jewelry Returns To 57th and 5th

Last year Bulgari. This year Tiffany & Co. The Battle of the Fifty Foot High Jewelry has begun. Amen.

Thanks to Christy Minstrel for these fresh pics. Christy is recently back from India and reporting only the really important things now.

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MORE PLEASE.

Last year’s at BULGARI

Thanksgiving Photography and Design

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This is Macy’s big parade in 1988 as seen by the master photographer Elliott Erwitt.

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The cornucopia or horn of plenty is Thanksgiving’s enduring symbol of abundance. It comes to us today from the very earliest of ancient Greek oral-poetic traditions. This symbol goes back…quite simply it goes all the way back. Read all about it on Wikipedia.

(FACTOID – The iPhone was invented much later.)

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle

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It’s always been about tie-ins and corporate cross marketing. Look for the new GAP balloon this year, a massive “balloon” shaped balloon in tan.

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The Holidays are a time for costumes but Pilgrim is out. The kids will be wearing a First Nations, Native American / American Indian look this year. “We’re sorry we stole your world,” is the sentiment behind the feathers and paint. ( “We love your casinos though.” )

Susan Dey. FACE. Susan Dey. BOOM. Susan Dey, say I.

Smart and Swishy PURE HIGH DISCO from DJ DiscoNRG

Disco SIN-sation by Disconrg on Mixcloud

This DJ knows what time it is. This mix is one of the best I have heard in a long time. It’s so great to find a disco mix without the elementary disco party crap like “Shame” or “Knock On Wood.” There is no “YMCA” in this mix. “Dancing Queen” will not be found. This DJ understands this genre of Disco perfectly – his segue from the ultra insane “Romeo and Juliet” by Alec R. Constandinos into Cerrone’s “Give Me Love” is cerebral because Constandinos actually produced “Give Me Love!” I stopped on the sidewalk and threw my arms up shouting, “double-play!,” when I heard “Pride” by Grace Jones and yes there IS Amanda Lear in here.

This mix reminds me of very expensive Italian slip-ons and a whiff of fine French cologne. Easy dancing with a beautiful partner somewhere in mid-town.  To me, this kind of disco is like a silk charmeuse lining – it skims over your body and heats up with a little motion. HEAVEN

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Bring Me Love (The Bomb) – Andrea Mendez produced and remixed by Frankie Knuckles

The state of the house music B-side in 1985 is defined in this often forgotten Frankie scandal. The vibe, you call it “cha-cha.” These beats are causing it. Everyone is going up. The juxtaposition of the ostinato bass line against the smiling jazzy vocal lick creates an un-easy tension in your white ass. It’s “goya oh boy-a” time at the club and you are getting scared. Some ghetto puta is threatening to cut you. (Hey, bad trips were part of it too you know.) Coats are being stolen to this track. Your friends left and you’re in danger of being battled by a Ganza. All around you it’s bugged eyes and duck lips (con one eyebrow up) for some deranged modeling. “Ay lobe it too mush.” ¡Escandalo!

Frankie knew the latin rhythms inside out, backwards, upside down and around the corner into a box. Ahhkay? ¡Goza!

Now you know what everybody means when they say, “The music in the clubs was so much better then.”

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Jim Morrison’s House

It’s mindless, it’s robotic, it’s a hamster wheel for your mind, it’s house music and it’s pretty great for bopping along to. This is the true boom shaka-laka.

Rider’s On The Storm from a mix by Ahmet Kilic.


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