Join Isaac Mizrahi at the Guggenheim for Third Bird

I love fashion and I especially love fashion designers and Isaac Mizrahi is one of my favorites. This is why I am so excited about his current project at the Guggenheim. Third Bird.

Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, is proud to present the world premiere of Third Bird, with a libretto and direction by Isaac Mizrahi, music by composer Nico Muhly (played by Ensemble Signal and conducted by Brad Lubman), choreography by John Heginbotham, and lighting by Brandon Stirling Baker.

Performances are on Friday, June 3, 2022 at 6pm and 7:30pm; Saturday, June 4, 2022 at 2:30pm and 4pm; and on Sunday, June 5 at 2:30pm and 4pm.
Each 30-minute performance will take place in the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Pete B. Lewis Theater at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. 

To purchase tickets, click HERE.

Recommended for Ages 5 and older. Full vaccination is required for all.

CAST
Isaac Mizrahi, Narrator
Marjorie Folkman, Duck
Christine Flores, Bird
Macy Sullivan, Zookeeper
Lindsey Jones, Cat
Daniel Pettrow, Ostrich
Derrick Arthur, Ornithologist
Norton Owen, Grandfather
Gus Solomons Jr, Moon

Since 2007, Works & Process has produced sold-out performances of Sergei Prokofiev’s charming children’s classic Peter & the Wolf directed and narrated by Isaac Mizrahi. After over one hundred performances, Mizrahi was inspired to create an homage to this iconic work, and during the pandemic Works & Process commissioned Third Bird. Highlighting a cast of eight, including a flying bluebird, a swimming duck, and a running ostrich, Third Bird celebrates each individual’s unique strengths.
Throughout the pandemic, Works & Process continued to provide opportunities for artists and pioneered the bubble residency making it possible for artists to safely gather and create. The spring 2022 season will feature the official world premieres of works created by New York artists – many representing historically marginalized performing arts cultures – and incubated during the peak of the pandemic inside 2020-21 Works & Process bubble residencies. Third Bird was developed in an April 2021 Works & Process bubble residency at the Catskill Mountain Foundation and a November 2021 Works & Process LaunchPAD “Process as Destination” residency at The Church, Sag Harbor. Alongside premieres of commissions, Works & Process will present performance excerpts and artist discussions about new works prior to their premieres at leading organizations including BAAD!, Federal Hall, Glimmerglass Festival, The Metropolitan Opera, and New York City Ballet.
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Third Bird Show and Tell Works and Process

Top 4 Tips To Buy The Right Engagement Ring For Her

So, you are ready to pop the question – the question, that will change everything. But before that, you need to do a little shopping to make the moment special for her.

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Buying an engagement ring is nerve-wracking and exciting at the same time. Understanding the 4Cs, determining your budget, conflicting advice from others, and choosing the different styles and options can quickly confuse you.

Remember, buying a ring is a considerable expense, so you want to make sure to do it right. To streamline things, here we will discuss some of the tips to buy a perfect engagement ring for your future bride. So, let’s get started:

  1. Understand The 4Cs

The 4Cs are considered the global standards for assessing the quality of a ring and comparing it with others. So, the 4Cs are:

  • Color – Buy a diamond ring in the colorless range of G-I.
  • Cut – Cuts on the diamond ring are the most important factor to consider. Make sure the stone looks excellent and grabs attention.
  • Clarity – Diamond clarity refers to the absence of inclusions and flaws.
  • Carat – Carat weight determines the apparent size.

Once you understand the 4Cs of buying women’s engagement rings, you need to prioritize the most important C for you. Prioritizing 4Cs can help you narrow down your search to buy the perfect ring for your future bride.

  1. Get The Right Size

This may seem obvious, make sure to get the right size for her that can comfortably fit in her fingers. And to do that, make sure to get the correct measure of her fingers. After all, you don’t want to make it loose for her and increase the chances of falling off.

  1. Choose The Metal

The type of metal you choose for the ring can either make or break the overall look of the piece. As per the latest engagement ring trends, white gold and platinum are gaining popularity and it makes a sleek and modern look.

  • Platinum – Because platinum is soft in its pure state, it is typically alloyed with other metals such as iridium, ruthenium, and cobalt. Platinum is extremely durable and corrosion-resistant.
  • Gold – Gold has been used in jewelries for hundreds and thousands of years. It has the potential to enrich the overall appearance of the piece. Like platinum, gold is also soft and typically alloyed with other metals. Also, there are two gold options available: Rose Gold and White Gold.

However, there are some metals that scratch easier than others. So, be sure to choose the right one that fits your budget.

  1. Shop From A Reputed Jeweler

Buying an engagement ring is the most expensive purchase you will ever make, so take your time and shop wisely. When you have a ring in mind, make sure to buy it from a certified jeweler.

Summing Up

Choosing the right engagement ring can be challenging, but you can streamline the process by following the tips mentioned above. The ring you choose should celebrate her personality with a unique and special symbol of love.

Experience One Of New York’s Top Cultural Attractions

Kykuit, the Rockefeller Esate will be open for guided tours Saturday-Sunday, May 21-September 30; Wednesday-Monday, October 1-November 13. You can walk the halls and the grounds of this majestic estate.

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Built between 1906 and 1913, Kykuit was home to four generations of the Rockefeller family. The estate’s modern and classical art collection, architecture, and expansive gardens make it one of the top-rated cultural attractions in New York State. Visitors learn the story of the Rockefellers, beginning with John D. Rockefeller, founder of Standard Oil, whose business acumen made him the richest man in America in his day. He later became the country’s first significant philanthropist and by his death in 1937, he had given away more than half his fortune through various philanthropic programs.

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There are 3 fabulous tours to choose from:

Kykuit Grand Tour

The most comprehensive Kykuit tour, this experience spends extra time in the gardens and art galleries, and is the only tour that visits the second floor of the home.
 

TOUR LENGTH: 3 hours, including the shuttle bus ride

  • You must check in at the Kykuit & Philipsburg Manor Visitor Center at least 15 minutes before your tour time. 
  • To purchase a ticket, you must agree to our COVID Courtesy Code.
  • Masks are required for all visitors when inside buildings on the property and during the shuttle bus ride.
  • Please note that the Grand Tour is not wheelchair accessible. 

More information about Kykuit, the Rockefeller Estate.

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Kykuit Selected Highlights Tour

The perfect choice for those with busy schedules, this tour includes the main floor of the house, Inner Garden, and West Terrace.

TOUR LENGTH: 1 1/2 hours, including the shuttle bus ride

  • You must check in at the Kykuit & Philipsburg Manor Visitor Center at least 15 minutes before your tour time. 
  • To purchase a ticket, you must agree to our COVID Courtesy Code.
  • Masks are required for all visitors when inside buildings on the property and during the shuttle bus ride.
  • Please note that tours are temporarily not wheelchair accessible due to repairs currently ongoing at the site.

More information about Kykuit, the Rockefeller Estate.

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Kykuit Classic Tour

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Great for first-time visitors, this tour includes the main floor of the house, art galleries, Inner Garden, golf room, and Coach Barn.

TOUR LENGTH: 2 1/4 hours, including the shuttle bus ride

  • You must check in at the Kykuit & Philipsburg Manor Visitor Center at least 15 minutes before your tour time. 
  • To purchase a ticket, you must agree to our COVID Courtesy Code.
  • Masks are required for all visitors when inside buildings on the property and during the shuttle bus ride.
  • Please note that tours are temporarily not wheelchair accessible due to repairs currently ongoing at the site.

More information about Kykuit, the Rockefeller Estate.

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Scrambled Egg Fraiche

This week I went to the beautiful Restoration Hardware Rooftop Restaurant for brunch. It had been on my list FOREVER. I tried the Scrambled Eggs with Creme Fraiche, chives, and avocado and I have to say, it was perfection. I had to find the recipe to share with you. It is such a special treat and you really need to serve it with some thick crunchy bread. The perfect dish to try for the upcoming weekend!!! Sooo delicious! Bon Appetit!!!

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  • 3 Eggs
  • Bunch of green onions
  • 2 tbsp Creme Fraiche
  • 1 Ripe Avocado
  • 1 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1 tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • 2 Slices of Bread (make sure it is crunchy and nice and thick)
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  1. In a bowl, add three eggs, the creme fraiche, a little salt, and pepper, and then whisk with a fork until fully combined. Chop the green onions and add. I like to whisk the egg mixture with a hand blender.
  2. Peel the avocado, and then dice it into cubes. Put into a bowl, and add a teaspoon of sea salt and a teaspoon of black pepper, and then mash with a fork until it’s a bit smoother
  3. Add a tablespoon of butter to a frying pan over medium heat. When the butter starts to foam, add in the eggs and turn up the heat to medium-high.
  4. Stir the eggs using a spatula and continuously stir the eggs until they start to cook.
  5. Remove the pan from the heat and keep stirring the eggs with the spatula. Toast your bread and serve.
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Why You Need to Make Your Health a Priority

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Part of living a healthy lifestyle is prioritizing your health. It’s not just about eating healthy, exercising, and getting enough sleep, but it’s also about having a positive mindset. There are many reasons why you should prioritize your health. For example, if you have a chronic illness or if you want to live longer and be more productive in life, then it is important that you take care of yourself first. It has been scientifically proven that people who prioritize their health live longer and are healthier than those who don’t.

How to Take Control of Your Health This Year

This is the year to take control of your health. Why? Because it’s important for your wellbeing. Lifestyle changes are not easy but they are necessary if you want to live a long and healthy life. The key is taking control of your health by making small changes that will make a big impact on your wellbeing. Let’s take a look at how you can do this.

How Do You Feel? The Importance of Feeling Good

Feeling good about yourself is important. It’s important to take care of your body and make sure that you’re feeling good about yourself. It’s also important to know how you feel, so you can take care of your body. One way is to pay attention to what makes you feel good about yourself and what makes you feel bad about yourself. Many people have a hard time figuring out how they should be feeling when they are not feeling great. It can be difficult for people who are depressed, anxious or stressed because they don’t know how they should be feeling or what would make them happy in the first place.

Taking Care of Yourself & Finding the Best Doctor for Your Needs

There are many reasons why it is important to take care of yourself. They include your mental health, physical health, and the quality of your work. But also, to avoid major issues and ensure that they are caught early. This is where the right doctor comes in.

It can be difficult to find the right doctor for your needs. But with the help of technology and online resources, it has become easier than ever to find a good one. Whether you need the best pancreas transplant doctors or a general surgeon, do your homework. It’s always best to find the right person for your needs as early as possible.

The Benefits of Improving Your Mindset & the Way You Think About Your Health

It is important for people to change their mindset about their health in order to improve the way they think about it and make better choices. We should not think of our health as something that we can’t control. But rather, we should think of it as something that we can control if we put our minds to it. There are so many different ways that you can change your mindset and improve your health. One way is by changing the way you approach your health – whether it’s through exercise, diet or meditation.

​The Importance of Eating Well & Making Time for It

Eating well is a great way to keep your body healthy and happy. It can also help you achieve weight loss goals by helping you burn more calories. You should make time for eating healthy because it’s important to get a good amount of protein, fiber, and nutrients in your diet. In addition, eating well will make you feel better about yourself and give you more energy throughout the day.

It is essential to make time for eating well because it can help you maintain your health. It can also improve your mood, concentration, productivity, and overall performance. Eating healthy food can help with the following:

– Maintain a healthy weight

– Improve moods and concentration levels

– Increase productivity

Why Proper Sleep is Important for Health & Happiness

The importance of sleep cannot be overstated. It is the time when your body repairs, restores, and rejuvenates itself. As humans, we need to get a good night’s rest in order to function optimally during the day. There are many reasons why sleep is important for health and happiness. Sleep deprivation can lead to a variety of health problems and poor performance at work.

The Benefits & Important Side Effects of Enjoying Exercise Daily

Exercise is a healthy and beneficial activity that has many benefits. It helps in relieving stress, improving mood, and boosting brain health. Exercise is one of the most important aspects of our lives today. It gives us benefits that are hard to find elsewhere in our daily lives – improved moods, reduced stress levels, better sleep patterns and more energy levels among others.

The Key Factors When Choosing a Fitness Program For You

When it comes to exercise, it’s often hard to know where to start. But you know you need to do it – and be consistent. There are a lot of fitness programs available out there and it can be overwhelming to decide on one. However, there are a few key factors you should consider when choosing your fitness plan.

1. The type of exercise

2. Your current health condition

3. Your current fitness level

4. The goals you want to achieve with the program

The Importance of Stress Management & Why It Should be a Priority in Your Life

Stress is a natural response to change, but it’s not always a good thing. It can lead to physical and emotional problems, such as high blood pressure, anxiety, and depression. In order to avoid these problems, stress management should be prioritized in your life.

Stress management is an important part of human health and wellness. The most effective way to reduce stress is by taking control of your emotions and learning how to be less stressed in the first place. There are many different techniques that can help you with this process such as breathing exercises, meditation techniques like yoga or tai chi, relaxation techniques like deep breathing or progressive muscle relaxation.

Target Patio Round-Up!!

Well, the Memorial Day countdown has begun…And I am looking for a few things to spruce up my patio and cabana. Target is a wonderful source for outdoor accessories and furniture. This year they have some really great items. Here is a round-up of some of my favorite things. Click the numbers below to shop!!

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