Posts tagged ‘New York City’

May 27, 2012

NEW YORK, NEW YORK!

FAVOURITE EATS

Miss Lily’s – Spontaneous Caribbean vacation getaway.

Jamaican hut, juice bar, bakery, record store and radio station brings tropical vibes to downtown Manhattan. We fell in love with Miss Lily’s as soon as we heard the sweet sounds of reggae. The place is decked out with vinal booths, album covers and the staff are just oh so dreamy. Specialising in classic island cooking the jerk grilled corn with toasted coconut was definitely the favourite followed by the curried goat and jerk pork burgers. Washing it down with delicious cocktails like the “Pressure Drop” (sake, lime juice and kaffir lime leaves).

Runners up:

Drunk brunch with a kick – Poco NY

Wine and dine – Beauty and Essex

Gourmet gastro pub – The Spotted Pig

Field day of food – Smorgasburg Brooklyn flea food market

Bakery boutique – Three Tarts ice cream sandwiches are delish!

SHOPPING

To see local designers you must go and visit the Flea markets in Brooklyn – Brooklyn’s Artists and Flea Markets.

Best op shop/second-hand store was the Family Jewels and Beacons Closet. You’ll find some fabulous pieces dating right back to the flappers and gangsters.

For all your gadget needs you must go to Dijital Fix in Brooklyn. Cool products range from cameras, artwork, record players and apparel.

Favourite chain stores – Urban Outfitters, H&M, LF Stores and the amazing Anthropologie.

FAVOURITE BARS

Roof top cocktail/French inspired – Hotel Chantelle

Great (potent) cocktails and a mix of music head to – Chloe 81

PianosGot to see one of our favourite Aussie bands WIM

Best speakeasy bar – Hotel Delmano

For the beer lovers – Brooklyn Brewery

BEST HOT DOG IN NYC

Shake Shack – BEST hot dogs in Manhattan!!

FAVOURITE TOURIST ATTRACTIONS

Brooklyn Bridge – You will enjoy outstanding views of the surroundings including Manhattan and Governors Island by either walking or riding your bike. You can also see the Statue of Liberty!

Museum – The MET

Central Park – Must have a lazy day and escape the hustle and bustle in this beautiful park.

FAVOURITE COFFEEWe hunted far and wide to find REAL coffee. Cafe Grumpy in Chelsea is the shit!

FAVOURITE ALL TIME THING TO DO IN NYC

Tortilla Flats – Drunk bingo! Cheap tex-mex and jugs of margheritas are on the menu. And when 8pm hits, it’s B I N G O time!

Tequila shots anyone?

r&h xx

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May 10, 2012

MET Gala 2012 – Best Dressed

Here are our faves from the biggest fashion event in New York.

                    Amy Adams in Giambattista Valli  // Victoria Justice in Alexander McQueen

                               Amber Heard in Zac Posen // Diana Agron in Carolina Herrer  

                                              Bee Shaffer in Erdem // Camilla Belle in Ralph Lauren  

                                               

                                                 **Photos from Red Carpet Fashion Awards **

April 10, 2012

Off to N.Y.C!

rain&hale are off to New York today!!! Good news is, there will still be some great blog posts from some of our r&h guest bloggers as well as some r&h new releases to keep your eyes open for. Plus tonnes of pics, NYC travel tips and best of all, new r&h styles for you to love when we get back in 3 weeks.

BYE PEEPS!!!!

r&h

xx

December 13, 2011

Bill Cunningham

I had the pleasure of viewing ‘Bill Cunningham New York’ this weekend at the Palace Verona on Oxford St. Yes, my $20 membership may make me a little bias but there is something about this hidden gem that makes films somewhat more enjoyable. Perhaps, it is due to the authenticity that exudes from the surroundings as you walk through the vintage doors and immediately onto red carpet, none the less it one of my favourite places to catch a non-mainstream piece of wonderment.

In an age where social media and smart phone Apps cultivate a new wave of “photographers” it is a rarity to find those who embody what is truly means to live and breathe their art – 80+ year old Bill Cunningham is that rarity.

‘Bill Cunningham New York‘ a film by Richard press capture’s and explores one man’s extraordinary life as one of NYC most influential and respected photographers led in the simplest of terms. A must see film of the year; this documentary inspires and appreciates what it truly means to be a photographer stripped bare of technology. Get excited and get involved.

Reeve xx

Who is Reeve? Check out her and other r&h guest bloggers profiles here.

September 30, 2011

NEW YORK CITY!

Guess what! RAIN & HALE ARE HEADING TO NEW YORK CITY!!!!!

 In April 2012 we will be heading to the big city to check out the best summer trends to inspire our ’12 summer range. We’re gonna strut down the streets and drink martinis, even if we don’t like the taste. We’re so excited we just had to share. Here’s an appropriate vid to get you as pumped as we are… Happy Sunday!!