Sunday, January 19, 2020

Announcement - The biggest "Speakeasy" so far... I will be leading the Spring 2020 Sew Much Fun New York tour for ASG!



It has been a while since my last post, I am healthy (thank God!) and I have some news!

Details can be found below, or by visiting the ASG website at https://www.asg.org/resources/tours/ There are also Hong Kong and Los Angeles tours led by other tour guides.

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Speakeasy maps - updated and improved - and... what does the future hold?




As the district changes, so does the blog, and the maps!  I've been chronicling how it has all changed over time, and I am still excited to do just that!

There have been many speakeasy map updates.  I've been going through, refreshing descriptions of stores, deleting and adding as the landscape continues to change. 

Remember that it is always possible to do the equivalent of a speakeasy tour yourself, on your own schedule!  I can help you narrow down your list if you want to fit it all into a certain timeframe. Just ask me!

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel goes to FIT

Last week, I had a wonderful outing at Fashion Institute of Technology, here in New York City.  See the link to the event here.

I don't know if I can fully describe how fantastically inspirational it was to listen to the costume designer on this fabulous show discuss her work.  It was clear that she is the ONLY person who could do the job at quite the level she is doing it, and I am awestruck by her ferocious attention to detail, color, historical research, and creative sourcing paths.





Having been classically trained as a painter early in her life, she spoke a great deal about her education, and how it has helped her "see" the glorious wardrobes she creates for this show.



I wish I could share all of the beautiful information she shared with us at the event, but it would overwhelm this post, and make it quite a cumbersome read. In any case, maybe these two videos will give you a glimpse of her greatness!