n honor of the fledgling spring season, I am happy to feature this wonderful, miniature mallard duck figurine. Made by Royal Doulton, this sweet fellow (he’s a male – the females are brown) is about the size of a quarter. I saw it on the table of Michael Rabinowitz at the East 67th Street Flea Market when I visited recently.Read more →
I saw Kimberlin Brown Jewelry at the St. Anthony’s Market on Houston Street when I first started writing my guidebook. I fell in love with Kimberlin’s botanical designs, especially her boxwood sprig pin with moonstone dew drops from her Midnight Forest Collection. Her work is inspired by plants, flowers, and ocean life. Kimberlin’s pieces are absolutely lovely and unique, perfect for a a resort vacation, a day in the city, or an evening at the theater.Read more →
Happy Bastille Day!
If you haven’t guessed by now, I’m a Francophile. In fact, I had my first Aha! moment about what would become Markets of New York City the day we went to a farmers market in Paris, just blocks from the Bastille (Av. Richard Lenoir, for the curious). In truth, Bastille Day wasn’t a particularly happy day, but it was the beginning of the French Revolution which would end the monarchy. So it’s all good, although Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette did know how to throw a fabulous feast made with fine, fresh local ingredients.Read more →
As we approached the Dekalb Market at about 7:30 PM last night, we began to see a line of people winding around the fence. A line of people? Waiting to get in? Into a market?! Yes! It was the Brooklyn Night Bazaar!Read more →
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: the markets of New York city are the heart of innovation in design, food, decor, and many other trends that we’ll see a couple of years from now in mainstream catalogs. And this year, the markets are taking part in Fashion’s Night Out in a fun, fabulous, winning way:Read more →