Posts tagged NYC

tarte & NY Fashion Week (Abaeté)

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York Fall 2009 has officially kicked off! Press, celebs, and the who’s who in fashion are dressing their best and flocking to the tents. Even more exciting, the tarte team assisted celebrity makeup artist Tina Turnbow at the Abaeté show today! In typical Fashion Week style backstage was a little chaotic, but the final look was amazing—think old world masculinity meets modern day femme. Abaeté designer Laura Poretzky was inspired by Les Incroyables, a group of gentlemen who formed in the 18th Century after the French Revolution. Using this inspiration, our team created perfectly polished, dewy complexions with a hint of color. According to Poretzky, this season the Abaeté woman is rebellious while staying true to herself. We like the sound of that!
-Kristin

Brunch Date!

What every neighborhood needs and every New Yorker wants is a chill, go-to Sunday brunch spot. So this weekend I suggest you extend your Saturday dinner-date with your Vday crush (or your favorite single girlfriends) to Sunday morning brunch at Jane in the West Village. This American bistro is the perfect downtown spot for two (or more). The vanilla bean French toast is to die for. Ohh and this comes with an alcoholic beverage of your choice (good morning mimosas)! Unlike many NYC brunch spots they do accept reservations. Being as chic as Jane is you can expect a crowd so be sure to go to opentable.com before you attempt a walk-in! And this is no plain Jane, the ingredients that make their hearty dishes so amazing are sought out to be local, natural, organic & sustainable. Enjoy!
-Kristin

Tapas time!

It’s Friday! And tonight I’m planning on happy hour with the girls in NYC. It’s always hard for us to make a date, but we’re all able to hang out this evening. We enjoy trying some place new—I try to keep a running list of restaurants and bars I read about in New York Magazine. On our agenda tonight is Sala 19 in the Flatiron district. This Spanish hotspot is cozy and chic with old-world flair. Not to mention the tapas are supposedly amazing! If that’s not tempting enough, then what about their deal: 2 for 1 pitcher of Sangria? Hello, count me in. So, what are you doing tonight?
-Kristin

A STYLISH STATEMENT

Starting tonight up until the ball drops in Times Square, I’ll bet there are a handful of holiday parties on your schedule. Other then juggling your glamorous social life, your next dilemma…what to wear! Assuming you chose the perfect LBD over that cheesy snowman sweater in the back of the closet, your look still needs that extra something to show how bold and beautiful you really are. I say simplify your typical jewelry pieces (studs & a dainty necklace) and add the extra punch with a fabulous cocktail ring—how apropos. Rock your sparkler on your middle or index finger, and I promise every time you raise that flute of Veuve your fellow partygoers will stop and stare. I love these statement gems by Kenneth Jay Lane. They are perfect for the season and won’t break the bank!
-Kristin

spring

As the saying goes ‘No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow.’ And with the warmer weather and sunfilled days, I’m planning to take advantage of what NYC has to offer. There’s the Cherry Blossom festival, games at Yankee Stadium, eating at the yummy Shake Shack, and the Tribeca Film Festival all going on this spring. Enjoy! -Heather R

Spring Shopping!

Yesterday morning was no nice and sunny here in NYC that it made me excited for spring! That got me thinking about my spring wardrobe. I love all the bold colors for spring, especially the bright yellows and electric blues. I’ve been tagging so many pages in my huge spring magazines of looks that I like. Last night, I was perusing through my Bloomingdale’s catalog and there was a Tory Burch dress I loved, which then led me to browse Bloomingdale’s website. I found this fun Marc by Marc Jacobs dress. I’m obsessed and need it! -Candace

NYC Concert

I was just reading the line up for the Coachella music festival in Indio, California this year, and the article mentioned that the same promoters are launching a similar music event on the east coast, at Liberty State park in New Jersey. The festival won’t be quite the same as Coachella where most concert goers camp out in the desert, instead trains and ferries will shuttle people in for the 3 day event along the waterside with the Statue of Liberty and lower Manhattan as a beautiful back drop. Major headliners like Radiohead are expected to be announced. I can’t wait, sounds like a pretty cool event!

Dinosaur BBQ

I’m really excited for a long, relaxing, fun weekend! Tomorrow night a bunch of us are going to Dinosaur BBQ in Harlem to celebrate my boyfriend’s birthday. The original restaurant is in Syracuse, NY and it’s one of our favorites. Oh, it reminds me of the good ole college days! The food is delicious and there’s such a cool, country vibe! I highly recommend it to those BBQ fans out there… -Candace

Restaurant Week!

For the past week I’ve been on a mission to get as many reservations as possible during 2008′s Restaurant Week - it’s the best time to try new places and visit some favorites. I think Rich may be getting a bit overwhelmed with my plan though since I’m pretty much booking up our entire week! -Maria

Wednesday with Maurey!

Happy New Year everyone! I’m very excited because today I’m getting a visit from our fabulous board member (and my friend) Maurey, who I haven’t seen in almost 3 years. She’s going to stop by tarte HQ for a visit with everyone and then we get to have a nice catch-up dinner. Of course, it’ll be 16 degrees tonight, but I’m excited nonetheless. We’re both eagerly awaiting the day tarte expands to London, so I can visit her for a change. (Plus, I never pass up the opportunity to be in London!) -Alexis