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We may not be the Medicis, but we can still appreciate fine art. So, when we heard that hip downtown display space, Parlor Showroom, was opening its doors to welcome 10 new NYC artists on board, well, we got in line. Parlor Showroom combines the feel of a gallery with the shopper's appeal of the store. Understated but eye-catching threads from the likes of Samantha Pleet, Gretchen Jones, and Ann Yee hang as if by magic on invisible strings, while emerging artists' work pairs below to complete a series of succinct vignettes around the room. The art/fashion hybrid immediately begs the question: "Does art inspire fashion, or does fashion inspire art?" When the wearable collections look so at home among the treasure trove of new artworks, we're inspired by it all.
Parlor Showroom, 7 Mercer Street, loft 2E (at Howard Street); 212-226-8777.
As much as Thanksgiving is about the turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and gravy, it's also about the social gathering. Whether we're with friends celebrating a Friendsgiving or with family we haven't seen since this time last year, kicking back with a glass or two of wine is something we can fully get behind.
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Before you head out to break bread with friends and family this Thursday, you’re probably scanning your closet, wondering what outfit is right for the festivities. You want to find something that strikes the perfect balance between cozy and cute — while leaving room for the turkey and pie you’re about to devour. read