That was a lovely day in New York. I went to the beautiful Guggenheim museum, that was great! I loved the most all the modern artists and Claude Monet. For lunch we chose The Mark’s Hotel restaurant. I have ordered crispy sushi and… A hamburger with truffle dressing! On Madison Avenue we went to a gorgeous boutique of Bond No.9 Perfumes. I found even perfumes with Andy Warhol!
Then, we had our last walk on Soho… That was beautiful. We looked at all those artistic jewellery, people that wore cool clothes and looked at those beautiful house… For dinner we went to TriBeCa, an new to us region. The restaurant that we chose was the Nobu. The sushi there was awesome. We ordered an tempura lobster, nigiri of sawara, bluefin tuna, snow crab, then usual shrimp tempura, the bestseller of Nobu, the Black Cod Miso, and sashimi tacos from tuna, crab and lobster!!! Everything was gorgeous. The same as New York.
Today I was in the Whitney Museum for the Kusama Exhibition on Madison Avenue. And that was a real disappointment. Well known for her use of dense patterns of polka dots and nets, as well as her intense, large scale environments, Yayoi Kusama works in a variety of media including paintings, drawing, sculpture, film, performance, and immersive installation. Kusama came to USA in 1957 and quickly found herself in New York epicenter of avant garde. After achieving fame thanks to art “happenings” she returned to Japan. Now she is one of the most loudest and known Japanese Contemporary artist and this retrospective in the Whitney features her works. However I didn’t liked the exhibition. The paintings were too… Ugly and normal. But the only thing I loved was the art piece with dark/yellow polka dots! And I will not write about rest of the museum because that was a hopeless. But the Frederic Malle perfumes and Rag and Bone shops were gorgeous! I also ate some ice creams in Eli Zabar Bakery (Madison Avenue).
Yayoi Kusama and this what was in the Whitney
Frederic Malle boutique, Rag and Bone, Pork Buns at Momofuku Ssam and Duck Dumplings
The next thing was a lunch at Momofuku Ssam Bar, whose chef is David Chang. We tried the iconic pork bun (a fluffy pancake with steamed pork and pickles inside). The dish was for me quite good, however it is really hard for stomach. The next dishes- were poor. But I bought, the Lucky Peach Magazine, that can be bought only in Momofuku. Because there was NO coffee in restaurant we went to Momofuku MILK Bar, that was on thesame street. I tried the first time in my life ice creams made out of… milk! They were great! We caught a taxi and drove to Bergdof Goodman on fifth avenue. We tried out some perfumes and I did lots of photos of some really fancy shoes! (I m gonna send them back at home!). To go back to he hotel, we chose a route through Central Park- in reality we didn’t see any green trees for few days! After some rest, we went for the dinner to Nobu- an Japanese restaurant. The food was really good- Wagyu beef, shrimp tempura, nigiri and tuna sushi rolls- but it was so annoyingly noisy there… But the most important was this that the fish was really fresh! As always, that was a great day day in NYC!!!