Three Days of Fashion in….. Staten Island!

Start counting down the days, because Fashion Island is coming to town. The three day fashion extravaganza  is marking the beginning of a Fashion Week in NY. It promises to be a sophisticated and stylish affair, featuring a launch party at Casa Belvedere, then a display of the designs at the Staten Island Mall, and finally a runway show and a live auction of one-of-a-kind designs that were inspired by the Staten Island’s attractions. Oh and did I mention, you can vote for you favorite design and have a chance to win tickets to NY Fashion Week? Check out an exclusive sneak peak of some of the designs that will be presented at Fashion Island.

Can’t you just picture this yellow number on Kate Hudson, rocking it at a movie premiere?

This gown was inspired by the                       Silk Halter Dress with an original print

Tuscan Gardens at Snug Harbor.                  created by the designer.

 

Time to get ready and spice up Staten Island! There will be models, cocktails and good times, a perfect way to say goodbye to summer.

Visit http://www.fashionislandsi.com/ to stay informed on all the festivities and to get your tickets to this stylish event.

Visit the Greenmarket, it’ll become your favorite weekend activity

Over the weekend I visited the weekly outdoor market, and what a great selection of fresh, local produce they had.  The vibrant colors of fruits and vegetables, the smell of freshly baked goods in the air, and friendly vendors made the experience even more charming.  As I wandered through the market I was instantly inspired by all the fresh ingredients, after all, delicious dishes begin with great ingredients. Some things may get a bit pricey but remember you are paying for the quality. I would definitely recommend visiting the farmers’ market at one of the two locations: Staten island Mall and St. George.

My tips: Get to the market early for best selection, bring cash, and stick to what’s in season. Go for basil this time of year, it is lemony and fresh.

My favorites: Local fresh herb focaccia at Bread Alone and Stawberry Apple Juice from Red Jacket Orchards.