The carpet hunt

Ever since I discovered the cutest photos of this installation all over Instagram, I had wanted to go. Isn’t it funny when art becomes an Instagram darling, and suddenly all #bloggers gather with their cameras and cute outfits… I did too.

A few days ago after work I met up with my friend, booked an Uber to 526W 26th St (the Chelsea area where most galleries are hidden), and opened the doors to a carpet Mecca at Galerie Lelong. The exhibition is named ‘Protruding Patterns’ and is created by Beijing-based artist Lin Tianmiao. She has collected around 2,000 words and expressions about women in various different languages (which took over 6 years!!) and has then woven the lexicon into carpets creating the coolest 3D effect. Walking around the carpet was such an adventure with new cool words or color combinations popping up. I definitely thought about, more than once, how I could get away with placing that carpet in my own home (pretty sure Edward would hate me, haha).

gucci-shoesootdAffiliate links: Blazer H&M (similar here) | Jeans H&M | Shoes Gucci | Shirt Uniqlo

I wore a very minimalist outfit with a trend-pop from the check blazer. I love scandal looks like this one. Very effortless chic.

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Mornings in NYC

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As it is hump day (although I feel like it’s Thursday, which sucks when it’s only Wednesday) I thought I would get going a little earlier this morning, and treat myself with a good breakfast. I hopped on a Citi Bike (for those of you who follow me on Instagram, you’ve probably heard me ramble on about this enough already) and biked down the Upper West Side to my favorite spot for a “before work” breakfast: Maison Kayser by Columbus Circle.

I love sitting outside in their French bistro setup looking at the people passing by. I catch myself guessing their profession as they all go to work. I can tell you there’s a lot of (in my mind) money-people working around Columbus Circle. Dress shirts, suits, tight skirts, heels. I’m very drawn to that work uniform, as they just always look so put together. Very professional.

Anyway, I sat there and enjoyed a bowl of fruit, a croissant, and a black coffee. It felt like I’m already on vacation! Such a lovely way to start the day.

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Lately I’ve Been…

The last two weeks has been full of events. I started vlogging, thinking that I would create a fun video for you guys (just to mix up the content in here a bit), but I quickly forgot to continue it once I came to work. And every time I was at an event I forgot to film the right way (vertical), because I was also doing my Insta-stories. Big time dilemma. But I do have some clips, so I might just put it all together at some point, and test it out. In the end you guys are the ones who decide what’s entertaining and what’s not.

Here’s what I’ve been doing lately:

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Went to the opening of NSWF Female Gaze at Museum of Sex. I have kind of a weird relationship with Museum of Sex. It’s a liiittle bit too much for me, but some of their art is beautiful. This exhibit is definitely beautiful. It’s all about powerful feminine narratives and the artists are working with identity and life experience. You know I’m all for a good Girl Boss, and this exhibit is full of them!

Museum of Sex, 233 5th Avenue

the-mark-hotel-sail-boat hudson-riverEnjoyed life on a boat. One of the hotels that I do PR for had invited a little crowd out for a night on the Hudson River. It was such an amazing night with the sickest view of Manhattan, The Statue of Liberty, and not to forget the sunset! I may or may not have enjoyed a glass of champagne while being pretty satisfied with what my life has become (jk, it’s not all that glam and glitter, but you gotta enjoy the moments that are).

central-parkI’ve been thinking a lot about life, who I am, who I want to surround myself with, where I want to live my life and raise my children (that I don’t have yet). Big thoughts. But moving to another country raises a lot of self-identity questions. It’s hard starting over with friends, and not having your family close by. Not that I’m complaining about this amazing opportunity, but I’m definitely growing with it.

*If you find yourself struggling with the same thoughts in the City of New York, then I can recommend finding a spot in Central Park like the one on the photos. There’s somehow lots of space to let the thoughts run up there.

3During my lunch breaks I love to walk around Chelsea and checking out the cool galleries. Here I’m inside the “Revolving Doors,” by Carsten Hōller with my colleague and below I’m pretending to be Alice in Wonderland in the “Giant Triple Mushroom” trio.

Gagosian Gallery, 555 W 24th St

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Not to forget all the summer outfits!

love-winsAffiliate links: T-shirt Two Songs / Jeans TopShop (similar here) / Sunglasses Ray-Ban (similar here) / Purse Vintage Gucci (similar here, and more affordable here)

I finally received my “Love Wins” shirt from Two Song that I had pre-ordered as soon as I saw Aimee Song posting about it. I felt like wearing it in a white-on-white outfit with a 90’s touch from my new shades. Accompanied by this outfit I wrote a heartfelt blog post about love.

oscar-de-la-rentaI’ve been wearing my favorite summer mules from Oscar de la Renta, and had a fun argument with Edward about the fact that I’m living in my white jeans!

white-outfitAffiliate links: Jeans TopShop (similar here) / Sunglasses Ray-Ban (similar here) / Shoes from & Other Stories (similar here) / Bag Coach (similar here, and more affordable version here)

… and I wore another white-on-white outfit.

unconditional-magazineI strolled around Brooklyn with my favorite straw bag from a little shop in Chelsea Market. It’s perfect for going to the beach (or the park).

Let me know down below what you’re up to this summer?

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I scream for ice cream

outfit-two-songsLast week I had a delicious event! OddFellows launched their ice cream pop-up at Chefs Club Counter, and it was so cute that I definitely had to try them all. You know, I take whatever Instagramable opportunity I get, and for those of you who follow me @christinawonsbeck already saw the dreamy cones I posted. It was such a perfect day for the launch, although the ‘grammers had to work fast with the ice cream melting in minutes.

I wore a summer outfit-favorite that I knew would go well with the surroundings and the cute ice creams (I wish I had gone for these nails as well). The pink Rose Tits shirt from Two Songs that I live in, and some detail and length with the wide Zara pants (affiliate: similar here). I always love wearing stripes in the spring and summer time. Very ground-breaking I know (haha), but it gives me just the right amount of french riviera vibe that I need.

If any of you are in the Spring St. area in SoHo (62 Spring St to be exact), I would definitely encourage you to stop by for a cold treat in this hot NYC weather.

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Rainy Saturday

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Yesterday was one of those day with constant rain, so my plans of tanning in Central Park all day and eating ice cream quickly burst. The past week has been full of days with sun and 30 degrees celsius, so I shouldn’t complain. Instead I planned a treat for Pernille and I in China Town. Because what do you do on a rainy day in New York City? You obviously check out a cute coffee spot!

I had been eyeing Sweet Moment for a while because of their iconic latte art (Instagram is filled with pictures from this place), so we just had to try it out. I got the Matcha latté accompanied by a Tiramisu, and Pernille got their Oreo Shaved Ice Cream. Yummmmmm, we were in for a treat! And seriously, check out the cutest little face on that latté. I definitely need to come back to try the chocolate and red velvet versions. If nothing else, then for the photo, because boy does it look cute on Instagram.

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