Karl Donoghue für, Theory tee, Lady Dior bag, H&M shorts, Gucci boots
A couple weeks ago my friend Tereza visited New York and we spent an afternoon roaming around the Chelsea Galleries. My favorite exhibition was by Takashi Murakami, a Tokyo based pop art hero, presented by Gagosian. I'm extremely proud of myself for not killing myself in these heels by the way…. It's a long walk to Chelsea!
Pred par tydny se moje kamaradka Tereza vratila na chvili do New Yorku atak jsme stravily odpoledne prochazkou po galeriich v Chelsea. Nejvic se mi libila vystava japonskeho pop artoveho umelce Takashi Murakamiho presentovana galerii Gagosian. Jsem na sebe extremne hrda, ze jsem to vsechno usla na tech mega podpatcich… Do Chelsea je to pekna prochazka!
Since I'm about to pack for my next asian adventure I decided to throw in a post about my 2 favorite hotels in Sri Lanka.
Casa Colombo in the capital - West Coast
Hands down the most excited I've ever been about a hotel was when I convinced my boyfriend we absolutely must stay at Casa Colombo. There are only 12 suites and I have never felt this private in a hotel before. I have a thing for these colonial buildings (though filled with hi-tech accessories and modern bathrooms). This one was renovated exactly to my taste and I could totally imagine myself spending weeks in there… with my own butler who was more like a PA. Sigh.
Having the luxury of a double vanity is a must for me and my boyfriend in order not to kill each other
Hastens beds are the kind of treat I very much appreciate.
I fell in love with this phone so much that I got one for my birthday. You could say Casa Colombo brings out the playful you...
The dining area features these super cool yogis that levitate above you while you indulge in your breakfast.
Maalu Maalu Resort&Spa in Pasikuda Bay - East Coast
My second option for Sri Lanka is the free-spirited Maalu Maalu resort. It was built away from pretty much everything so it is the place to go if you enjoy running along the beach with only the sea next to you and the sky above you. I, as the representative of a hard-core city girl, loved being sort of trapped in a wooden chalet for a couple of days. Our daily activities didn't vary too much but swimming, running, eating delicious food and catching up on sleep seemed more than enough to get me ready for another hike, safari adventure or just crazy busy city life. My favorite part though was the rain shower. There is nothing like taking a shower when you can literally feel the monsoon rain.
I always liked having the beach close to the pool. Or the pool to the beach?
Karl Donoghue jacket, Zara shirt, All Saints jeans, G-Star Raw boots
Black and white… so seasonless… I can't believe I haven't shown you my boots here yet! I love them. And yes I do need a haircut.
Cerna a bila… takova multi sezonni kombinace… Nechapu, jaktoze jsem Vam jeste neukazala svoje nove boots. Miluju je! A ano potrebuji ostrihat.
My first tip has to be museums. Why? Well where else can you spend an unlimited amount of time while learning new things and be warm when it's freezing or raining outside? I actually love a gloomy rainy day spent browsing a great exhibition. Oh and you know the "new" Whitney museum is opening in spring 2015 in downtown so we won't even have to travel that far for this one any more… My number one though in New York is the Met with their permanent collection of japanese warriors on display and pretty innovative fashion exhibitions.
David Zwirner gallery
Gagosian New York
Another way how to get cultured is to spend an afternoon walking through the Chelsea district. The Chelsea galleries are for free and open 5-6 days a week. Avoid coming on Sundays because you'll find closed doors and some of the galleries are also closed on Mondays. The majority shows pieces from contemporary artists but you might occasionally stumble upon modern art as well. The only drawback might be the fact that if there's an artist that is on high demand in New York you might have to stand in a pretty long line to get into the gallery. (Like when I was waiting over 3hrs in the crazy cold last winter to see Yayoi Kusama's Infinity room…)
Shopping. It sounds like it's the obvious thing to do but trust me it is so much better to shop during the fall or winter. I feel like the stores carry a much better selection compared to the summer. I was always able to find some amazing deals on originally sky high priced items… Look for Black Friday, Christmas deals and post-Christmas markdowns as well as the less obvious but a lot more exciting sample sales. Check out Racked or Stylish City for the list of current and upcoming sample sales. When there are none there's always the shoe department at Bergdorfs though…
And last but not least try the Citibike! I'm more likely to enjoy it when it's not too hot outside and hey who doesn't need to burn the calories from last night's margaritas...
the Capitol Complex
Hands down the most attractive sight in India I have seen. Me and my boyfriend took a weekend trip to Chandigargh and we were both blown away. You certainly don't expect to find such a beautiful, clean, comfortable and smart city in the middle of India.
The entire city was planned by Le Corbusier in the 1950's and sadly it is his only project of such kind to be realized. He planned Chandigargh as an ideal environment for its citizens. The city was decided into 47 Sectors that are supposedly self-sufficient and should be able to cater to most needs of their inhabitants. Sectors are rectangular and measure 800m x 1200m and are similar to each other with the exception of Sectors that are primarily designed as non-residential (for colleges, industry, etc…). This exquisite sample of urban planning attracts about a million tourist per year. Well I will be back...