Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Shoot!

The utterly cool ladies from The Society invited Porter and me to take out some vengeance on a few targets last night at the Westside Pistol & Rifle Range (which happens to be located in an office building basement next to a strip club, making West 20th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues the ultimate block for boys - and girls - to behave badly). We continued to celebrate The Art of the Hunt at Rye House, where we washed down our Beef Wellington sandwiches with 23 year old Zacapa rum.

I've never been able to wink - my whole face scrunches into something resembling a palsy victim - so it was quite exhausting to keep the target in my sights the whole time. I didn't want to be a wuss with a blacked out right eye on my safety glasses, so I left with a face cramp. But it was worth it. I really don't get how those biathaloners do it.

We shot semi-automatic .22 rifles.

50 rounds.

This was my attempt from furthest away. All I have to say: Don't cross me.


Westside Pistol & Rifle Range

20 West 20th Street New York, NY 10011

212.929.7287

Monday, February 22, 2010

The Big Spring Clean

Porter and I could win medals for our ability to make a mess in the name of cleaning up. Instead of just getting things tidy, we've launched a major apartment overhaul. Come next week, the loft will be ready for spring, Tocca Kyoto candles and hoards of flowers. Stay tuned!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Friday Scrum | Oldham v. Swinton 1901



This is part of the great Mitchell & Kenyon Collection, the largest existing collection of early non-fiction films, uncovered while a couple guys were cleaning out a shop basement in Blackburn in 1995. It offrs a great look at Edwardian England - and it's sports. Check it out on the BFI’s YouTube channel.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

A/W 2010 | Glamor and a Pending PETA Flip Out

Two things are abundantly clear from A/W 2010 Fashion Week so far: (1) PETA members are @#$@##@ their pants, and (2) glamor is absolutely restored. (All images from Style.com).

Above: Adam

Arkas

Badgley Mischka

Behnaz Sarafpour

Bibhu Mohapatra

Bibhu Mohapatra

Boy by Band of Outsiders

Carolina Herrera

Chris Benz

Dennis Basso

Dennis Basso

Dennis Basso

Devi Kroell

Devi Kroell

Donna Karen

Malandrino

Marc by Marc Jacobs

Marc Jacobs

Monique Lhuillier

Mulberry

Philosophy

Philosophy

Rachel Roy

Threeasfour

Tibi

TSE

Vera Wang

Vera Wang

Vera Wang

Victoria Beckham

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

DECODENCE on the SS Normandie | Exhibit at the South Street Seaport Museum



New York's South Street Seaport Museum is celebrating the incredible "DECODENCE" of the SS Normandie, once the world's grandest passenger ship (Ernest Hemingway, Marlene Dietrich, Salvador Dali, and a young Grace Kelly boarded for her maiden voyage in 1935) that met her fiery end in a NY port as she was being converted into a troop ship in 1942. For the next year, they'll have original works by the art deco artists who created the interiors of this "floating palace" on display, along with passenger photos, original furnishings, voyage logs uniforms and more.

The great Art Nouveau jewelry designer, Rene Lalique, created the famed walls of eglomisé glass and elegant glass columns which filled the dining room and Grand Salon, as well as the ship's dining room service wear. He also crafted the small crystal bottles that housed the Jean Patou fragrance created specifically for Normandie’s passengers.

In 1931, Rene Lalique revolutionized cocktail jewelry with the creation of the Cabochon glass ring. As part of its celebration of Normandie, Lalique has created a limited edition Cabochon ring in three colors (Cap Ferrat, Sapphire, Rouge a l'or) with a special commemorative engraving. The rings will be available in the museum store.

South Street Seaport Museum | 12 Fulton Street, New York City | 212.748.8786

February 24, 2010 - January 2011

(This incredible video contains footage of the ship from 1938. The colors are utter perfection).

Friday, February 5, 2010

HHH Shopping Guide | Treats for Your Lover on Feb. 15

No matter how marriages and partnerships are very much more equal these days, Valentine's Day - in my mind - will always be a day for the men to dote and buy stuff. The women then reward said generosity in their own special little ways. One way would be to do the following (probably following some other sorts of treats):

{1} Purchase Le Creuset® 9 ½ qt. Red Oval French Oven (Sur La Table, $329.95)...(you could go with one of the smaller ones, but the following will be so enticing that you'll want to re-do over and over for huge dinner parties, so go ahead and invest in the big one).

{2} Use Le Creuset French Oven to prepare the world’s most tender, saucy, stringy, melt-in-your-mouth meat dish: Balthazar braised beef short ribs.

{3} Serve with high ball of Nikka Whisky from the Barrel (The Whisky Exchange, £25.53) - but leave the bottle out because 1. He'll probably want refills and 2. That bottle's too beautiful to hide.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

HHH Shopping Guide | Treats for Your Lover

{1} The world's greatest ice cream (er, gelato) flavor combination - deep, dark West African chocolate with jalapeño. Chocolate jalapeño gelato, $6.99/pint, Ciao Bella.

{2} The Perfect Red (thank you, Amber Doyle). M.A.C. lipstick in Chili, M.A.C., $14

{3} TOKYOMILK Rose with Bees Bubble Bath, Floral Art L.A., $26

{4} Dolce & Gabbana Nylon & Raffia Body Suit, Dolce & Gabbana Boutiques, $1,195

{5} While she wasn’t quite as forward as Eva Marie Saint is with Cary Grant on that train, I always loved how Grace Kelly whipped out her utterly prim and proper Mark Cross overnight bag, stuffed to the gills with silk lingerie to put on a show for Jimmy in Rear Window. This, while a tad less subtle, but could probably do the job today. Valextra Small Boston Bag in Rosso Red, Barneys New York, $1,790

{6} A bit of a lover’s cliché, but I’d rip off my right arm for one (just need one arm to wear it properly). Cartier Love Bracelet in yellow gold, Cartier, $3,850

{7} Everyday I Love You wafer notebook, Smythson, $52

Public Service Announcement | Czech Venison Feast in Queens

Can't think of a better way to spend Valentine's day...

Monday, February 1, 2010

McGinley/Swinton/Pringle



Hipster photographer Ryan McGinley (Porter spent a day at his apartment scanning his polaroids during her 2001 summer internship at index magazine) directs the wonderful Tilda Swinton for Pringle of Scotland, Spring/Summer 2010.