The designer Vera Wang shares her love of ice skating at the Standard Hotel’s 3,000-square-foot rick hear the Highline in Manhattan’s Meatpacking district. Hotel guests and locals like take a spin on the ice every winter, writes the NYTimes.
Competing in the 1968 US Figure Skating Championship, Wang hoped to win a spot on the US Olympic team. When she didn’t make it, fashion design became her next passion. She went to Paris to study at the Sorbonne and then to Vogue. As is so often the case with Asian kids, her stratospheric rise to excellence began the day her “Beijing-born father, Cheng Ching Wang, took her to the sailboat pond at Central Park and strapped two skates on his then 6-year-old daughter.” Read on at NYT
Dinner is Served Nashville Style at The Catbird Seat
YELP reviewers write that Nashville’s new restaurant The Catbird Seat exists in that rareified league of Charlie Trotters, French Laundry, Per Se, and Alinea. The food is simply gorgeous in this come dine in my kitchen, prix fixe dinner that brings pairs co-executive chefs Erik Anderson and Josh Habiger with guests.
“We think that in a normal restaurant setting, the chef plays such a removed role from experience of the diner. Our relationship with the person eating doesn’t stop when we are done plating the food,” Anderson explained. “It’s funny, but we were kind of jealous of our diners. We wanted to become part of the experience,” Habiger added. via NYTimes
Marco Brambilia’s ‘Civilization’ at The Standard
Because it’s Christmas and with our recent launch of 2Ps in a Pod, Anne’s unique new writing collaboration with Bro. Dennis, the vision behind Easeamine anti-aging skin care products, any mention of the Standard Hotel recalls Marco Brambilia’s splendid installation ‘Civilization’ in the elevator of the hotel.