Luxury Travel Store Mosafar Grand Opening

Luxury travel department store Mosafer, located on 57th street between 5th and 6th avenues in Midtown Manhattan, celebrated its Grand Opening Celebration on May 5th. I was there snapping away and taking a look around. If you need some James Bond style travel goods, this is the place. Their suitcases practically foldout into entire apartments. You can charge your phone off of them, carry clothing wrinkle free, not to mention how chic everything is. A little out of my price range (my luggage was all purchased at Primark - go figure) but hey I'm always open to gifts! 

Photo: Ashley Anderson

There were some fabulous guests in attendance including: DJ Rich Medina, entrepreneur, investor and “Shark Tank" co-star Daymond John and Mosafer Chairman Mr. Ashraf Abu Issa.

Photo: Ashley Anderson

Here's Celebrity chef Roblé Ali and Beyoncé's stylist Ty Hunter.

Photo: Ashley Anderson

Props to Mosfer for hiring a totally random mime (Linwood Harcum) to spice things up. We need more of this at parties. Anna Wintour take note for your next Met Gala.....

Photo: Ashley Anderson

Here is celebrity hair stylist Ali Fares and tv host/producer Mira Elbaphe

Here's Manuela Fassbender, CEO of Tahaanga Menswear, sporting a gorgeous Issy Miyake coat.

This stunning chap is Martel Francois, a lifestyle consultant based in Manhattan. You need a life make-over? Martel is your man. Check out his website here.

Stepford Employees. Beautiful and terrifying. 

Party goers....

Here are a few suitcases that caught my eye (take note Sugar Mama and Daddies)....

 DJ Rich Medina spinning some tunes (is that what the kids say? God, I am so square)

And finally some FASH-UN

Thank you for the invite Mosafer! 

Love,

Ruthie Darling xoxo

Greenwich Village Hotel & Restaurant Guide

Hi Darlings,

Listen, I hate to complain (who am I kidding? I'm English!) but THIS WEATHER!!! My photographer and I have decided to go on strike for the rest of the week until the sun comes out again. In place of the usual #threewaystowear, for this post we are featuring three ways to....dine. This is the Ruthie Darling Guide to the Top Three Fashionista Spots in NYC. (Or rather the top three spots within high-heeled-walking distance of the subway). 

You have the style, now take it out on the town darlings!

Ruthie Darling xoxo

#1 Margaux at The Marlton Hotel

8th Street in Greenwich village has been undergoing a transformation of late. In recent years I only ever visited it when I was picking up a halloween costume, (last year I was a space-girl, a look that will never make an appearance on this blog, hey we all make mistakes kids). Now however, walk up from 6th Ave to 5th and it's like a Willamsburg bomb went off down there. At the back of the swanky Marlton Hotel is a bar and restaurant called Margaux. Here you will find the fashion crowd sipping cocktails and pretending to eat. 

If you think green juices are just for yogis and people who hate themselves, think again. A lot of the drinks here are made with cold pressed juices mixed with the spirit of your choice. Kale juice features prominently on the cocktail menu which is great if you accidentally stumble in from Bushwick and are feeling homesick.

There is also a cute espresso bar for the days when you are recovering from the aforementioned gin and kale juice experiment. After all, juice does not negate the effects of the tequila it was mixed with darlings, remember that. You don't want your strut to turn into a stumble. Keep it classy, bitches. 

Oh and they also serve posh food. Quinoa is definitely on the menu. And it's probably organic. I haven't tried it yet, but I'm open to invitations.

Margaux

5 West 8th Street,

New York, NY

212-321-0100

The Happiest Hour

The Happiest Hour is a fun little spot on W10th street. It opened recently and has a kind of Americana, Tiki, 1950's vibe. In fact, just before its launch, we did a shoot there:

My partner in crime and I hit this place up soon after its launch and had some delicious burgers and a side of "salt and pepper broccoli" which was so good we ordered a second bowl #don'tjudgeus

Fashionistas love this place and my favourite NYC fashion blogger, Bea of Atlantic Pacific was spotted here last week, though she probably ordered the kale salad and a sparkling water. And then arranged them perfectly on her table. And then photographed them.

The Happiest Hour

121 W10th Street,

New York, NY

212-243-2827

The Greenwich Project

Back we go to 8th Street (I'm telling you, this street us up and coming) to the sweet little Greenwich Project. This beautiful restaurant, bar, and cafe is a perfect spot for writing one's fashion blog whilst sipping an espresso (she says wistfully as she writes this from her kitchen table in Primark pajamas). 

The food here is lovely, but what really caught my eye about this place is that they serve high tea!! To any English Girl In New York this is the ultimate holy grail. Not just high tea, it's high tea on crack. Yeah, yeah, there are cucumber sandwiches but they also serve 'fig and brie' and 'truffle egg salad'. In your face Claridges!!

The Greenwich Project

47 W8th Street,

New York, NY

212-253-9333

Have a great weekend fashion darlings and feel free to tell me about your favourite NYC fashionista hang outs. 

RD xoxo

Diana and Fresh Window Gallery

Hello Darlings,

A little arty post for you today. Recently I headed down Bogart St to The Bogart Studios, a former warehouse that has been transformed into art studios and galleries. I went to see my friend Diana who was working at The Fresh Window Gallery. The gallery was exhibiting Humble, a show by Wei Xiaoguang, then Diana showed me some of her own work. You can see more of Diana on her instagram account @newyorkmonamour. Enjoy babies!

Love,

Ruthie Darling xoxo

Thanks for stopping by baybehs. Have an arty week and see you Friday for a #threewaystowear

Love,

Ruthie Darling xoxo

The Love Market

 

Hello Darlings,

It was a gorgeous Sunday here in Bushwick, perfect for brunch and strolling around a market. This used to be a typical Sunday for me when I lived in London. My bestie/roommate Gemma and I would grab breakfast and then hit up Spitalfields on a Sunday for the vintage fashion and small designers, we'd then head over to Brick Lane for more vintage and maybe Indian food. This is something I've missed since moving stateside, but I think Brooklyn is finally catching on. Bushwick now boasts two weekend markets - The Bushwick Flea and The Shwick Market. I highly recommend both.

This weekend The People's Market hosted a "Love Market" for all things romance related. It was hosted by the incredible House of Yes aka "The Best Venue Ever". If you are not familiar with them, I STRONGLY recommend you check out their website, like seriously, do it now then come back and we'll continue. 

Done? Okay. So,  I checked out the Love Market and chatted with vendors about their products. What was interesting to me was the amount of business owners that exclusively use Etsy instead of a physical store. Makes sense considering the ridiculous NYC rents. Good for them! Here is a selection of them with links to their sites. Enjoy!

Love,

Ruthie Darling xoxo 

Fancy a cocktail while you shop? They have that covered. Drunk purchases are the best. No guilt. (Until tomorrow obvs but, too late then!)

Upon entering we were greeted by this hat vendor. Amazing #catONthehat

Next a stall called Trashed In The Dress selling these gorgeous and hilarious bracelets. Some of the enscriptions include: "yes I know the guac is extra" and "namastay in bed".

The stall owner Randi told us how she wanted to display her work along side her collection of unicorn 'my little ponys' from 1983, so her fabulous husband spent hours shampooing their manes and scubbing them with a toothbrush #relationshipgoals

Next up was Indian designer and curator Deepti Kapoor Chhatwal of Fiza Fashion she had some beautiful Indian jewellry and sari fabrics

Next stop, one of my faves, Lindsey White jewelry. OMG these headdresses though....

Someone buy these for me!!

Don't know these guys' name but cupcakes on skateboards, need I say more......

Here's another of the market and super cool venue...

New Bushwick shop/gallery Risk put in an appearance. They have a bricks and mortar store on Varet Street and it's da bomb. I have defo made purchases there. They have a stellar (and very reasonably priced) vintage section and they print t-shirts. For Mr Darling's birthday I had them print a t-shirt saying "The Darlings". Super cute (i'm sure he cringes every time I FORCE him to wear it)

This venue.....

Next up my favourite vendor of the day Beryl Fine of Houte Chocolate. Damn this chocolate is not only delish but also beautifully packaged. She takes all the photos herself and designs the wrappers. A true renaissance woman. Love this girl. The rosemary chocolate is to die for. Fuck the diet, this shit is gooooood. 

Here's Ruthie Darling taking a little selfie in the disco ball themed bathroom

And my date for the day Oddity 

And finally, your girl Ruthie Darling outside of the House Of Yes

Thanks for stopping by darlings,

Love RD xoxo

Red Alert

Hello Fashionistas,

Happy Tuesday from sunny (and I use that word ironically) London. Today on the blog I am wearing a fantastic asymmetric skirt bought in the Marks and Spencer's sale (who knew they were so cool!?)

The photos are again by the delightful

Juliette

.

Here it is #threewaystowear

#1 Wear with a shirt and jumper in neutral colours to really let the skirt shine. Add flatforms to keep it edgy.

#2 For a more romantic vibe wear with a sweet floral top and vintage heels. Perfect for a late summer brunch. Also please enjoy the incredible creepy door knocker....

#3 Go big or go home. Crop top, platform boots, massive church. DONE

Until next time fashion divas!

RD xoxo

Bathing Belle (Turb Your Enthusiasm)

Happy Friday Fashionistas,

It's another beautiful day down here in West Palm Beach, Florida. 

My raiding of the theatre's wardrobe department is still going strong, so please enjoy this vintage turban which I am wearing poolside. I paired the darling hat with a cute Primarni swimming costume and some Louboutins - natch.

I'm well on the way to be mistaken for a native, just need to work on my tan....er, that might take a while......

Love to you all,

Ruthie Darling xoxo

Swimsuit is from Primark (last summer), here are some similar suits:

Top Three NYC

Hi Darlings,

Listen, I hate to complain (who am I kidding? I'm English!) but THIS WEATHER!!! My photographer and I have decided to go on strike for the rest of the week until the sun comes out again. 

In place of the usual #threewaystowear, for this post we are featuring three ways to....dine. This is the Ruthie Darling Guide to the Top Three Fashionista Spots in NYC. (Or rather the top three spots within high-heeled-walking distance of her apartment in NYC). 

You have the style, now take it out on the town darlings!

Ruthie Darling xoxo

#1 Margaux at The Marlton Hotel

8th Street in Greenwich village has been undergoing a transformation of late. In recent years I only ever visited it when I was picking up a halloween costume, (last year I was a space-girl, a look that will never make an appearance on this blog, hey we all make mistakes kids). Now however, walk up from 6th Ave to 5th and it's like a Willamsburg bomb went off down there. 

At the back of the swanky Marlton Hotel is a bar and restaurant called Margaux. Here you will find the fashion crowd sipping cocktails and pretending to eat. 

If you think green juices are just for yogis and people who hate themselves, think again. A lot of the drinks here are made with cold pressed juices mixed with the spirit of your choice. Kale juice features prominently on the cocktail menu which is great if you accidentally stumble in from Bushwick and are feeling homesick.

There is also a cute espresso bar for the days when you are recovering from the aforementioned gin and kale juice experiment. After all, juice does not negate the effects of the tequila it was mixed with darlings, remember that. You don't want your strut to turn into a stumble. Keep it classy, bitches. 

Oh and they also serve posh food. Quinoa is definitely on the menu. And it's probably organic. I haven't tried it yet, but I'm open to invitations.

Margaux

5 West 8th Street,

New York, NY

212-321-0100

#2 The Happiest Hour

The Happiest Hour

 is a fun little spot on W10th street. It opened recently and has a kind of Americana, Tiki, 1950's vibe. In fact, just before its launch, we did a shoot there:

My partner in crime and I hit this place up soon after its launch and had some delicious burgers and a side of "salt and pepper broccoli" which was so good we ordered a second bowl #don'tjudgeus

Fashionistas love this place and my favourite NYC fashion blogger, Bee of 

Atlantic Pacific was spotted here last week, though she probably ordered the kale salad and a sparkling water. And then arranged them perfectly on her table. And then photographed them.

The Happiest Hour

121 W10th Street,

New York, NY

212-243-2827

#3 The Greenwich Project

Back we go to 8th Street (I'm telling you, this street us up and coming) to the sweet little Greenwich Project. This beautiful restaurant, bar, and cafe is a perfect spot for writing one's fashion blog whilst sipping an espresso (she says wistfully as she writes this from her kitchen table in Primark pajamas). 

The food here is lovely, but what really caught my eye about this place is that they serve high tea!! To any English Girl In New York this is the ultimate holy grail. Not just high tea, it's high tea on crack. Yeah, yeah, there are cucumber sandwiches but they also serve 'fig and brie' and 'truffle egg salad'. In your face Claridges!!

The Greenwich Project

47 W8th Street,

New York, NY

212-253-9333

Have a great weekend fashion darlings and feel free to tell me about your favourite NYC fashionista hang outs. 

RD xoxo