Last Wednesday at the Gramercy Park iconic rooftop, PANDORA Jewelry unveiled Shine, their 18k gold-plated sterling silver collection with brand ambassador singer/songwriter Ciara.
This Tuesday at the NOMO SoHo, HBO debuted its six-episode podcast “Where Do You Exist?” in the spirit of the new hit series, Here and Now which premiered earlier this week on the network on February 11th.
This Thursday, Melissa Shoes hosted a special New York Fashion Week party celebrating the launch of their new Spring/Summer collection ‘Mapping’ along with new installations by artists Cecilia Salama and Rachel Rossin at their Galeria Flagship by Brazilian designer Muti Randolph in SoHo.
This past Monday at the Alamo Drafthouse, Brooklyn was the red carpet premiere of Becks.
To celebrate the 2018 Grammy Awards, Mastercard hosted an intimate conversation with founding member Will.i.am of The Black Eyed Peas, along with their #StartSomethingPriceless movement, which encourages consumers to pursue a passion or purpose, effect change, and lift one another up.
Last Friday during Art Basel, PULSE Contemporary Art Fair hosted an exclusive Miami Beach After Party at the Mondrian Hotel South Beach in partnership with the luxury car brand, Porsche.
Art Miami, America’s foremost contemporary art show of international galleries kicked off this year’s Art Week Miami. In it’s 28th year the fair showcased works from more than 140 international galleries from over 22 countries representing over 60 cities. One of the top ranked international art fairs, Art Miami attracts more than 85,000 collectors, curators, and museum professionals. Knockturnal favorites included works from American painter, Morris Louis, “Para IV,” a big canvas of watercooler like designs made in 1959 from the Yares Art gallery, Santa Fe; Carole A. Feuerman’s, renowned hyperrealist sculptor larger-than-life “Survival of Serena” from Markowicz Fine Art gallery, Miami as well as Mr. Brainwash, French-born, Los Angeles-based street artist Thierry Guetta’s “Mickey & Minnie” cartoon characters set to a graffied backdrop courtesy of the Contessa Gallery, Ohio.
Art Miami’s sister fair, CONTEXT Art Miami, also debuted in a brand new waterfront location, on the former site of the Miami Herald. Quality paintings, photography, prints, drawings, design, sculpture and video art, with works from the 20th and 21st centuries were on display as well as the most sought after living artists from around the world.
Also in full swing, Aqua Art Miami located in a classic South Beach hotel has become the premier destination of the works by young, emerging and mid-career artists. But unlike the other fairs happening that week, Aqua is unique in its signature relaxed style and intimate vibe featuring 52 international artists.
Creator and star of the HBO hit series “Insecure” Issa Rae announced Vancouver native Vanessa Lam last Friday as the Grand Finale Winner at the 8th Annual Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series competition at this year’s Art Basel Miami.
This Monday, actress Gabrielle Union and star of BET series, Being Mary Jane unveiled her new holiday gift collection in partnership with Shutterfly at The Gramercy Park Hotel. Gifts in the collection include customizable ceramic tiles, a unique way to showcase a favorite photo on a wrought-iron easel stand; personalized stemless wine glasses; a santa sack, a durable bag customized with favorite photos and messages to transport holiday gifts and a modern metallic picture frame with pre-cut mat options amongst other unique gift items.
At the intimate gathering, Gabrielle shared her gifting and decorating tips for the season, “A lot of this came about because I’m a terrible gift giver. I’m one of those people who will just get a bottle of tequila and my manager was like ‘You have to put a little more effort in, you’ve been giving booze for the last 15 years,’ I was like ‘What am I going to get?’ and he was like, ‘What do you love?’ Around that time we heard from Shutterfly and I was like maybe I can figure out how to be a better gift giver and figure out what I can do with Shutterfly to incorporate my love of family and friends all in one thing. I think the collection came together beautifully beyond my wildest dreams. A lot of the gifts that I came up with are things that I want people to secretly give me. Like wine glasses with ironic little sayings on it or throw blankets. I have an obsession with throws. I hate a throw that is just decorative, that’s not actually warm-it’s like great I look cute but I’m freezing. I want like great beautiful functional throws, so we have these sherpa throws that are perfect. Just great and amazing gifts that reflect the things that I love. Shutterfly gives you an outlet as to what do I do with these great pictures that are saved on my phone or saved in my camera- I can turn them into beautiful tiles, reincorporate them into our house in new, fun and creative ways.”
Last Thursday The Knockturnal was invited to an exclusive Fall menu tasting at the new and hippest restaurant in Hoboken, Antique Bar & Bakery.
A joint venture between Chef Paul Gerard, formerly of Exchange Alley and Soho House, filmmaker Joe Castelo and New York nightlife impresario, Rocco Ancarola the landmark bakery merges the worlds of food and film draped in seventies nostalgic decor. What makes the restaurant unique and unlike any other is that it houses a historic 30 ton, 400 square foot, 1,000 degree coal oven built from the original bakery which produced the famous ‘Hoboken Sticks,’ an Italian baguettes so prized Sinatra had suitcases flown to him while on tour. The motto at Antique Bar & Bakery is “to keep the fire burning”.
The food is prepared with the flavors and technique of peasant Italian and French cooking. Highlights to Fall menu include the Hot Hole Whole Octopus with Burned Tomato, Olives & Chili Oil and Big Bone Marrow with Charred Onions and Sweet Thyme Wine Reduction. In keeping with their overall creative spirit, the menu is written as a movie script. Chef Gerard assembled a gang of street savvy men that can hang when creating delicious food dishes while fighting the dragon of an oven.
Check out our exclusive coverage with Chef Gerard on the inception of the restaurant.
Q: How long have you been open?
A: 9 months and it’s been going great since. It was originally a bakery. I had a place in Tribeca and my partner, Joe, met a partner of mine at the time, Belle Reve, in a coffee shop in MTK and discussed that he had a landmark building that he wanted to convert to a restaurant. The oven had intrigued Joe to the building and Belle Reve said you should meet Paul. I came out and saw the oven and was completely blown away. We did not want it to be a white tablecloth place, we shared an understanding of the heritage of the building, the stories of urban neighborhoods that our families were from and we immediately began collaborating and storytelling.