a NY state of mind

Sooooo, you want me to summarize my trip to New York in zero words or less? Can do:

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How about them apples?! This is how it went down: After spending all day Friday on the Upper East side with long, wary, car-sick inducing taxi rides both ways from our Tribeca digs, I vowed to my mom I would NOT be passing north of mid-town again. Not worth it. Too much traffic.

No sooner had the words left my mouth, that I see an Instagram from Derek Blasberg announcing his talk at the Gagosian Gallery the following day at 2 PM. Well, when in Rome. I dragged my poor mom back the 100 blocks uptown with less than a 24 hour turnaround. But let me tell you it was the best cab fare I’d ever spent. Derek is darling, and photographer Jean Pigozzi even cuter (if possible). In case you aren’t familiar, Pigozzi is a photographer famous for his black and white candid images of celebrities taken at his home in the South of France.  He has just published a coffee table book (here) and also was  written up in this month’s Vanity Fair.

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