Miami started with an unbelievable Apéro at The Raleigh. Free food & drinks in an nice atmosphere- no need so say more… My little art tour actually started already in NY with a visit of the New Museum and the MoMA, where I took some of the pics. The ART Basel Miami was very impressive but actually it seems, that I was rather people watching than I had the completion of looking at the pieces. And there where many people and a lot of art everywhere. It is kind of a family affair to be a Stones fan. How lucky we where, that there was a photo exhibition with previously undisclosed tour photos of the Beatles and the Rolling Stones at the Betsy Hotel. There was also a lot going on at the Design District ; different spaces and ateliers showed their work and outside performances. Like our friends from the Ping-Pong Gallery in Basel who had a pop-up gallery. There I fell in love with two pictures. And then, another night with art, music and free drinks.
Miami is fun during these special days but besides that I didn’t took that many impressions home. But as soon as I got home I bought myself the two pieces from Sue Irion – as a nice memory and a good start for my collection.
It’s some weeks since I was in NY but anyway my thoughts are there and I would like to share some impressions and places.
Staying in Williamsburg was a great choice especially at this nice “chic, clean, peaceful” Airbnb Apartment. The neighborhood is lively and full of bars and restaurants, like my long time favorite Marlow&Sons or the newer Hotel Delmano right next to the stylish Wythe Hotel. There are Oysters everywhere at Bedford Avenue at the Maison Premiere or in the East Village in the new opened Leadbelly the latest Restaurant of the Silkstone Crew. There are so many, too many things to see. So maybe there will be a NY13… but before that there was some ART in Miami and will be some time in India!
Good to be back on track…
In Paris I discovered a sneaker with a name really hard to pronounce… Feiyue « Feî-ué » is Chinese and means “Flying Forward”. Originated in Shanghai in the 1920s the shoes became famous during the 30′s for their robustness, flexibility and comfort which were considered essential requirements for martial arts and various forms of athletics. According to Chinese tradition, Feiyue symbolizes the dual elevation of both body and mind. In 2006 a French Company started to produce it’s own Collection under the Label Feiyue. Without losing any of its authentic vintage charm, the little lightweight canvas shoe from Shanghai then underwent a series of transformations. Its codes gradually evolved, combining with French and international influences. Feiyue finds it’s inspiration through it’s many travels and is constantly looking for new ideas. Every year they collaborate with different labels and designers and create great stories.
For this years winter special edition they teamed up with Golden Hook, another great french project I simply love. Golden Hook do all sort of knitted products but the great thing is that grand-mothers are doing all the knitting, as if it’s done by your own granny. For this special project, the two grand-mothers Simone and Danielle, have been doing all the hard work. A perfect set: Sneakers with a matching 100% wool cap for Dad’s as well as their Kids. Only 500 pairs are produced and we got 10 exclusively for Switzerland. Available only on Mooris.ch starting from the 19th of october!
Last year I was lucky enough to spend beautiful holidays at CasaBramasole – this year I stay at home but with the TAVOLATA it feels a little like enjoying a relaxing night in italy dreaming of summer sounds…
My new adventure, friend, thought, inspiration, passion, love and life and the reason why I don’t have time to blog recently…
A hidden place in Berlin – Neukölln where you feel like in Italy… An old laundry offers the atmosphere for this real Trattoria. The best way to explore and find these places is to rent a bike and just start cruising the streets! Lavanderia offers daily Lunch and a fixed Dinner menu, which sounded amazing but unfortunately I had no reservation for the evening… so I had to come back the next day por un buon piatta di pasta al pesto. And it was really worth it!
I like to travel alone but when it comes to dinner it always feels a little strange to go to a restaurant on my own. So I was glad to come across The Parlour Dinners, a series of events that take place in Berlin Mitte. Laurin told me that he doesn’t call himself a professional cook but the food, the atmosphere the whole evening was even better than in most of the “real” restaurants. I enjoyed being a guest and to experience how other people create their pop-up Dinners like I do my TAVOLATA.
I especially like the Idea that Laurin combines his cooking project with a friend who does handmade furniture – so the showroom becomes a restaurant and vice versa.
Their claim: the project is a homage to quality food, dining culture and unique handmade wooden furniture, is definitely true!
Another reason to stay and enjoy summer in Zurich: Frau Gerolds Garten!
A garden in the city to grow vegetables, herbs and plants – a place for gardening and to relax and enjoy fresh food and drinks. I think this is just great and I’m happy that Frau Gerold is just 2 Minutes bike drive from Herr Albisriederplatz, the place I live…