— Noted.


Adding this photography show to my to-do list, at the New-York Historical Society. From their site:

In 1968, photographer Bill Cunningham embarked on an eight-year project to document the architectural riches and fashion history of New York City. Scouring the city’s thrift stores, auction houses, and street fairs for vintage clothing, and scouting sites on his bicycle, Cunningham generated a photographic essay entitled Facades, which paired models—in particular his muse, fellow photographer Editta Sherman—in period costumes with historic settings.





If you don’t think you know Bill Cunningham, you probably do! And if you still don’t know him, watch the documentary about him, “Bill Cunningham New York.” An amazing story not just about fashion, but a peek into the life of a quietly passionate person.


My best friends recently treated me to dinner at Murray’s Cheese Bar in the west village. We ordered the seasonal cheese flight, with the recommended wine pairing. It was so memorable, and something I am already looking forward to doing again. We went on a Saturday and there was a wait, so you might want to call ahead if you know you don’t do well waiting for food.

They also have an excellent happy hour every Monday through Wednesday from 5–7pm.

$10 cheese flights

$2 off any draft beer or wine by the glass

Yes, please!



Also, here’s a cheese tidbit for you. I just learned from a recent cooking class that cheese (like a fruit) has a “ripe” moment, when it tastes its best. The best way to make a selection is to go to cheese shops that have a  cheese monger at the counter who can help make recommendations on what’s best right now and give you tastings.

Oh, and also! Murray’s served their cheese with a perfect cracker. We had to ask our waiter about them — it is a brand called Z Crackers. Now you may proceed to create your own perfect little (or big) cheese tasting at home. Cheers!