New York

No Pants Subway Ride 2017

On Sunday, January 8th, the annual No Pants Subway ride occurred. This is an annual tradition that many big cities, like New York, London, and Toronto, participate in every year. About 31 cities worldwide, participate each year. It was created by Improv Everywhere’s – Charlie Todd. In 2002, he produced the first even and posted to YouTube. The short clip gained popularity. It’s always held during winter time. Imagine New Yorkers all bundled up in their winter gear sans pants. Here is a glimpse of photos from around the world participating in No Pants Subway Ride Day…

 

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Fashion, New York, Party, Photography, San Francisco, Seattle, Wedding, Weekend

2014 // Top Blog Posts

2014

Hello. Happy New Year’s Eve Eve. 2014 is almost over.  I would give this year a 7 1/2 out of 10.  That’s not too bad and we can even round-up.  It was a year full of experiences, friendships {good ones too}, love, loss, growth, and strength.  I learned to “be in the moment” and “be present” more. Time is such a valuable thing. I cherish the time with my family and friends and realize that it takes time to heal and grow. I’ve enjoyed sharing a glimpse of my style and life with you. Thank you for reading all the sparkle. Here is a glimpse of the most popular posts for 2014…

Top Post of the Year

Summer Wedding

1.  A Summer Wedding… {Sara+ David tie the knot}

2. Winter Wonderland  {Gensler Holiday decor}

3.  Last Fling Before the Ring. {Sara’s bachelorette party}

4. The Real Carrie Bradshaw Apartment

We heart Warby Parker

5.  Friday Eve Sparkles {Warby Parker photo shoot with Chelsea}

6. hair did {See the hair project with my friend Rachel}

7. Hello San Francisco

A New York Story

8. A New York Story

9. Anna Wintour // 73 Questions

10. Skirts Ahoy {A Perfect Summer Night on a yacht}

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Fashion, New York

#NYFW

New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2015 Fashion Show collections just wrapped up. Here is a glimpse of the fashion highlights…

SEPT 4/ CUTE CIRCUIT

Day 1 Cute Circuit

SEPT 4/ BCBGMAXAZRIA

Day 1 BCBGMAXAZRIA

SEPT 4/ NICHOLAS K

Day 1 Nicholas K

SEPT 4/ DESIGUAL

DAY 1

SEPT 4/ TODD SNYDER

DAY 1 TODD SNYDER

SEPT 5/ REBECCA MINKOFF

Day 2 Rebecca Minkoff

SEPT 5/ CHARLOTTE RONSON

Day 2 Charlotte Ronson

SEPT 5/ TRINA TURK

Day 2 Trina Turk

SEPT 6/ MARA HOFFMAN

Day 3 Mara Hoffman

SEPT 7/ NANETTE LEPORE

Day 4 Nanette Lepore

SEPT 7/ DVF

Diane Von Furstenberg - Runway - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2015

SEPT 7/ VIVIENNE TAM

Day 4 Vivienne Tam

SEPT 8/ CAROLINA HERRERA

DAY 5

SEPT 8/ LIBERTINE

day 6 libertine

SEPT 9/ RODARTE

day 6 rodarte

SEPT 10/ MICHAEL KORS

DAY 7

SEPT 10/ ANNA SUI

Anna Sui

SEPT 10/ ERIN FETHERSTON

Day 10 Erin Fetherson

SEPT 11/ J MENDEL

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SEPT 11/ CALVIN KLEIN

Calvin Klein Collection - Front Row - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2015

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Architecture, Art, Fashion, Food, Instalove, New York, Photography

#Instaloves <3

We all know what Instagram is.  At this moment, it is my favorite social media outlet. People love Instagram for various reasons – seeing pics of their loved ones, discovering new photographers/bloggers, travel,  posting party pics, the selfie,  hashtags, visual stimulation, etc. I love Instagram for all of the above and more.  Lately, I’ve been following so many Instragrammers and I thought I would share my new findings with my own audience.  I love taking photos and sharing my own point of view – feel free to follow me on Instagram @sadv.  We will see if this is a weekly thing I can share with you, but for now I wanted to share 3 of my new Instaloves…

Chrissy Teigen {@chrissyteigen}

Instagrams

Supermodel and wife of John Legend – Chrissy Teigen is a fun one to follow. She has such a vibrant and playful personality and you can see that through her photos.  This is a girl who likes to have fun and doesn’t take life so seriously. #adorable

The Dogist {@thedogist}

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Love this one. The Dogist is a photo-documentary series dedicated to to capturing the beauty of dogs. I seem to be liking every photo that gets posted by this Instagrammer. Love how the amazing personalities of these dogs get captured. #LOVE

West Villave Life {@westvillagelife}

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One of my favorite cities New York and one of my favorite neighborhoods Greenwich Village – West Village.  Love the architecture and screenshots of the city. Love the beauty of city life. #iheartny

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Architecture, Interiors, New York

The Real Carrie Bradshaw Apartment

 

The Real Carrie Bradshaw apartment

It’s been 10 years {2004} since Sex and the City aired it’s last episode of Season 6 and fashionistas and fans still talk about Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte, & Samantha today. There were many fashion looks that evolved throughout the years and one in particular was Carrie Bradshaw’s apartment. We have seen the famous apartment in New York’s Greenwich Village {64 Perry Street} and maybe guilty of taking selfies on the steps. What we didn’t know was that the actual West Village apartment was much grander than what was shown to the Sex and the City audience. The brownstone apartment lists for $9.65 million. I wonder if Carrie’s Sex and the City column salary could actually afford the real 4000+ SF chic apartment. Here is a glimpse of the real Carrie Bradshaw apartment…

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The Carrie Bradshaw apartment we know from the Sex and City tv series….

The Real Carrie Bradshaw apartment

In the Sex and the City movie, Carrie gave her apartment a makeover…

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Images via Sotheby’s Realty
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