Tuesday, November 29, 2016

EASY FEEDING: Holiday Entertaining For Foragers

Post Thanksgiving-even the dedicated (or suffering) foodie cooks need a break-so whether one is 'over' preparing elaborate meals, switching to healthier eats to void the average 7lb(!!!) holiday weight gain, or just prefer the company of humans vs the food preparation chores...easy entertaining can be tasty, practical, budget friendly-and a breeze to clean up.

This is the answer to our soup prayers...as delicious as homemade-and in our case-waaay better! Hearty winter offerings by easily found IMAGINE SOUPS...are made from real ingredients-with  organic selections (NO PRESERVATIVES, NON-GMO ingredients or PESTICIDES-also selections that are vegetarian, vegan, gluten free-kosher etc) and come in sealable  conveniently packaged cartons though we doubt there will be left overs, once open. Plus-add a few ingredients -spices of your own-to any of their organic creamy or chunky soups--- or organic broths/stocks like the richly flavored vegetable one- we sip like tea-throughout the day-and one has a tasty new meal for every day of the week, (recipes for crowd pleasers like fragrant Pumpkin Corn Chowder-are available online).  What we tried...our all time fav is the Natural Creamy Portobello Mushroom Soup-fusion of smoky-ish-woodsy portobello and white mushrooms...with herbs/garlic...and itty bitty additions of celery and potatoes for richness. Recently we tried the organic White Bean and Kale Soup (reduced sodium) -pictured above... and yes- prepare your tastebuds for transport to the Tuscan countryside-wth carrots and celery, chewy fresh superfood kale and protein/fiber packed white beans-in this election-that is as yummy as it is nutritious (4 grams protein/per serving and only 110 calories!). New flavor Cauliflower&Potato is a sophisticated- full bodied flavor-we can see this shelf stable selection as a base for curry sauces...with cauliflower, organic potato, onions and parsnips...as well as smooth coconut cream+spices in this stomach+taste bud pleaser. Nice! Creamy Tomato--Imagine's organic version is authentic tasting -with hints of onion/garlic for a more grown-up take on this childhood classic-still worthy of burying in crispy saltine crackers. No doubt-all Imagine soups are amazing-and perfect vessels for those holiday left-overs too. And so much easier than starting from scratch...perfect affordable goodness.


Saturday, November 26, 2016

GIFTSPERATION KIDS -for Active Brains+Bodies


Part 3

MIIR...modeled itself as a Certified B company that donates with every item sold---including these kids' BAMBINI $95 available in 4 colors-5% of revenue goes to trackable projects -like building water wells in developing countries. Details on a cool ride=a steel  frame/fork bike that is durable, adjustable septets and handlebars, EVA foam tires, that never go flat, front and rear fenders keep kids dry when cruising through puddles+rain.

PRIORITY BICYCLES -easy to buy, assemble, maintain...Priority Start for kids $245 freewheel construction for kids 4-8-with grease and rust free belt drive, 16" Slime Self-Sealing tires, dual hand brake, rear freewheel, front/rear v brakes...and comfy seat +grips-weather resistant. NICE.
when parental units are doing all the physical output...the THULE  Chariot CX is an insane machine---top of the line-converts for different sports...running and cross country skiing...just don't bring this on mass transit.  Aero design-sleek looking with-disc brakes for control, full side window for venting, ergonomic handlebar, accessory crossbar to mount accessories, Click n' Store for onboard storage of conversion kits...75lbs. 


Inside or out...children's toys/clothing-gets more colorful and creative every year...whether tech-y-ed out or not. AHHHH....21st century birthdays-have its pluses!

Part 2

kids of all ages-in snowy spots-L.L Bean Snow Saucer-$49.95 lightweight to haul back up the hill (3lbs8oz) and durable-non slip foam interior provides traction
L.L.Bean Snow Tube XL $149.95 (also in regular size)-semi-rigid polyurethane base good for packed or fluffy snow-sturdy handles and built in tow strap makes it easy to carry and haul up a hill...super durable rugged shell protects inner tube...and available in FUN colors/prints

OBERMEYER has a slew of on trend and tech fabric-perfomance-well made-toddlers-teen jackets/pants/mid-layers for winter fun. Bonus the "I-Grow" extended wear-allows for easy lengthening of sleeves/cuffs for multi-year use. Pictured for girls-ASHLYN JACKET $119.50-
made from HydroBlock® Sport-Waterproof -breathable (10,000mm)-quilted lining, ...PLUS  integrated adjustable powder skirt-keeps snow out, zippers tricot lined hand warmer pockets, extra soft fleece lined collar, integrated hood with 2 piece hood brim design, interior stretch pass pocket, and interior goodie pocket, elastic cuffs that are fleece lined,, working compass, accessory ring, fun zipper pulls on primo YKK zippers-reflective pops- and so important- integrated clips to retain gloves/mittens, interior windward with fleece chin protector...-"I Grow" system extends sleeve length- up to 1 ½ inches. 

Boy's Raptor Jacket $119.50 made from HydroBlock® Sport-Waterproof -breathable (10,000mm)-quilted lining, ...PLUS  integrated adjustable powder skirt-keeps snow out, zippers tricot lined hand warmer pockets, extra soft fleece lined collar,   2 piece hood brim design w/ comfort stretch gasket inner layer, interior stretch pass pocket, and interior goodie pocket, elastic cuffs that are fleece lined,, working compass, accessory ring, fun zipper pulls on primo YKK zippers-reflective piping- and so important- integrated clips to retain gloves/mittens, interior windward with fleece chin protector...-"I Grow" system extends sleeve length- up to 1 ½ inches. 
Snowdrop Jacket with removable hood-w/ faux fur trim...HydroBlock® Sport-Waterproof -breathable (10,000mm)-insulated with Permaloft...core/sleeves...PLUS  integrated adjustable powder skirt-keeps snow out, zippers tricot lined hand warmer pockets, extra soft fleece lined collar, hood ear warmers, interior stretch pass pocket, and interior goodie pocket, adjustable elastic cuffs, working compass, accessory ring, fun zipper pulls on primo YKK zippers-shaped seams for cute fit, reflective poos-piping details and so important integrated clips to retain gloves/mittens...$149.95-"I Grow" system extends sleeve length- up to 1 ½ inches. Pictured with ChaCha bib $119.50-Hydroblock Sport and seam sealed-for total waterproof -breathable...quick release shoulders, reinforced seat, cuff guards, and knees, insulated bib (not shown), thigh pocket with secure flap, hems extend up to 2 inches. 
TRANSPACK XT1 bag is the classic patented isosceles storage system triangle shape design-easy to carry hauler for kids helmet/boots/gear-comes in solid colors and bright prints like this lime tropical one. Best bags we know-made from tough water resistant 600 denier polyester those side boot pockets have air/drainage holes, coated interior -and big-central compartment, water tough tarpon bottom, closed cell foam padded back, adjustable neoprene padded shoulders internal zipper pocket for personal stuff, zipper mesh pockets-side and a top lid, double locking, self repairing nylon coil zippers...works for skate boarders as well as the snow sports gear carrier

Chaos Headwear-KAT NYLON KITTY KAT AVIATOR  hats super cozy warm... ADORABLE $29.99
CHOS HEADWEAR EYE VAN FUN FLEECE EYEBALL BEANIES...Minion-esque humor for top of head -fleece line-super easy care...and CUTE FUNNY-$16.99

Friday, November 25, 2016


Chalk Me Up, AFFENZAHN, ERGOBAGS, HydroFlask, Carolee, WRANGLER®, L.L. Bean, Energizer Bunny Slippers. The Original Muck Boot Co.

Part One

The best gifts for kids-is always time well spent together...of course-but well wrapped brightly colored objects that add some practical fun to their growing lives...always the sweet icing for them.

TOP PICK-guranteed to have adult clamoring for 'my size?!?'-Chalk Me Up T shirts-come in bright saturated colors-all cotton with a black board in a bunch of shapes...can be drawn on. Delivers with a 12 pack of chalk....brainchild of mom-preneur Shelly Henshaw....easily wipe off the backboard part...and launders ez in cold water. SMART.
adorable-AFFENZAHN Chummy Friends...made partially from recycled PET bottles...fun features like pull-out tongue, front mesh pocket, secret pockets, reflectors, soft should roads, height adjustable chest strap...
AFFENZAHN Chummy Friends
breathable mesh back, adjustable straps, cute animal packs come in large and small sizes

we see scores of kids going to school on the subway with oversized packs-that are really made for adults...much more suitable and better for their backs-  aimed at the primary/secondary school set-and partially made from recycled PET (plastic soda bottles)...ERGOBAGS...with big people hauler features like stabilizing aluminum frame, adjustable back, height adjustable chest strap, broad hip belt, breathable back padding, innovative drawstring to compress the weight closer to the back...

bright colors-customizable-coordinate shades or let them pick their own-My Hydro™ bottle personalization program serves up color combos and size options for HYDRO FLASKs-stainless steel water bottles, growlers etc (7 sizes to choose from). Rainbow worthy-each element-strap, cap, bottle and boot colors-yileds over 183,456 choices...(hint-matchy matchy with backpacks/outerwear or stick with school colors-if overwhelmed). "HYDRATION INSPIRATION" indeed. 

Tuesday, November 22, 2016


Leonor Greyl, Petal Fresh, Mirai Clinical, Dr. Marder Skincare, Pura D'or, VK Nagrani

Part 2

HAIRCARE...still shaking your head in disbelief---or making a flip statement- .good looking hair- is always the 'correct' vote.

With swoon inducing scents-Leonor Greyl Paris lusciously rich Hair Masques have a cult following...even among the professional hair types under contract to some other brand-use this premium French company's deeply hydrating offerings. BEST BET? Tie a bow on the Masque Quintessence -a shiny rose gold translucent jar full of thick creamy deep nourishing treatment from hair healthy vitamins, indulgent Cupusçu and Manketti healing oils and aroma that hints at exotic locales -mock orange -linden...a mash-up of a truly brilliant savior for damaged dry hair. FYI- all products are free of SLS, parabens, silicone, and coal tar-musts for treated or colored locks.
How to use: Apply to dry hair-let it sink in for a minimum of ten minutes...even just once a week...notice the difference. $145
What Else: After Shampoo Color Protector and Conditioner...by Lenore Greyl...NEW product and already our gym bag staple-detangles and protects color-loaded with rich moisturizers- no toxic ingredients to strip locks! Loaded with anti-oxidant properties of amaranth,s elected proteins (almond,soy) and vegetal  oils (Cupuaça, Babassu butters-sunflower, Indian pangamia oils)...and BONUS POINTS HERE...airless tube delivers the ingredients purely.... SO SMART. AND...scent is creamy botanical passed the BF test. Tte 5,1oz tube will last even long hair gals who frequently shampoo-multi-months. LOVE. $78
 FYI: unlike publicly traded companies-privately owned luxury brands like Lenore Greyl rarely introduce new products unless they are superb...which is why a new treatment conditioner...is a VERY  big deal.

Monday, November 21, 2016



Finding it tough to perk up for the holidays? Putting on a happy face...may not be authentic...but putting on a new lipstick-or other beauty-hair products...imo-proven mood booster...that won't break the budget.
Part One:

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Privately owned premium French brands are some of  the highest quality beauty products in the world. ORLANE Paris   year round guaranteed sun glow- comes in this pretty compact brighten up any skin tone. ThePowder Multi-Soleil=4 complementary luminous colors-in formula packed with skin healers like moisturizing hyaluronic acid and vitamins a, c, and e. Paraben free too. (Giftable for sure- gift wrapping available).

Saturday, November 19, 2016


 FINIS, J.F. Lazartigue, Van Der Hagen, Billy Jealousy, JUARA Skincare

GEAR and GROOMING (Plus Holiday Gift Ideas)

Whether on a team, in a Master's meet-up, zen-ing (zoning out) a few times week, or perfecting one's stroke with focused, dedicated lessons...swimming in colder climes -indoors- requires a slew of musts (gear and body care).

FINIS-entire MO is swim swim swim...and if you think 'building' a better swim cap, goggles and training paddles-like building better mousetraps = just an expression-think again. Truly the best we have ever used of ALL the aforementioned ALL made by this California based company...
goggles/caps for racing +fitness-pictured-left-Silicone Swim Cap $7.99-durable -comfortable not a battle to get over long hair-yet provides an excellent fit...reduces drag, Lightening- Performance Racing Lens-with low profile, fused together lens/frame=low profile-eye gaskets provide a watertight seal without inducing a major headache-and adjustments are ez-via quick clip adjustment strap, delivers with interchangeable nose pieces to fit all shapes, is latex free, has anti-fog coating (def works), sun protection for eyeballs (a must-btw when swimming outdoors)-and double strap secures it to head-lessening a fear that goggles gonna get kicked off during a tri race. $13.99-$15.99 Best selling Agility Paddles $19.99-forgoes those annoying rubber straps in an über lightweight-durable- convex shape-engineered designed-provides immediate feedback if had is in positive palm position (or not)
staples design promotes early catch, comfy thumbhole -creates proper  fingers/thumb placement, good all four strokes,comes in 3 sizes S, M, L...the S is good for kid hands or small adults...$19.99

Friday, November 18, 2016

Streetwear Uncomplicated -Year Round Style


We get a Miley C moment with these fab denim overall jumpers - "Shortfall"-in Aquarius...Crafted by Lee (exclusive to Target)...doesn't deliver till Spring '17-but we LOVE it as a year round apparel must-pair with wool tights/turtleneck/boots in cooler temps, over bikini bathing suit-with flip-flop-for the other extreme of weather.
Some wardrobe staples we saw this week-are multi-month wear-to wear wherever-doesn't break the bank, has built-in 'cool' -and delivering in denim and basic neutrals...have layer on/under +dress-up potential.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

KNIT-WOOL: Accessories to Dress-Up Basics

Fluctuating and hotter Fall -Winter temps-changes up wardrobe needs-for half the year-and the easiest way to add some pizazz to any outfit--is with accessories...that provides just enough warmth-in case...


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Wednesday, November 16, 2016


The 18th Annual Cranksgiving takes place in New York City on November 19th All donations benefit The Bowery Mission
Cranksgiving is a food drive on two wheels - part charity, part bike ride, and part scavenger hunt. It began in New York City in 1999, and there are now nearly 100 other Cranksgivings taking place around the globe, sharing the unique mission of helping those in need through the joy of riding a bike.
The ride will cover most of Manhattan – Harlem to Battery Park – and welcomes everyone looking for a rewarding way to help those in need - from seasoned bike messengers to families out for a casual ride. Last year in New York, 350 riders collected over 1,900 pounds of canned soups & vegetables, cranberry sauce, potatoes, stuffing, corn, pasta, baby food, pies and eleven whole turkeys for The Bowery Mission. "As Cranksgiving continues to grow, we have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of generosity from the cycling community in this amazing city. Each year, our goal is to provide food for even more families in need" said Ken Stanek, Event Director.
REGISTRATION · Saturday, November 19 1:00pm – 2pm · START · 2pm · HUDSON YARDS · 11th Ave & 34th St.
FOOD DONATION, AFTERPARTY & AWARDS · 4-7pm · PATAGONIA SOHO · 72 Greene St. Patagonia is also accepting donations on-site until November 29th, and is offering a 15% off coupon to anyone who brings in 4 or more non-perishable food items.
For more information, visit CRANKSGIVING.ORG
Register in person, grab a manifest, figure out the best route, and start riding when we say “GO!”. Bring a bag, some cash (about $15-$20), and a lock because you’ll need to lock up outside of five different grocery stores along the way.
You can ride any kind of bike you want. There is a longer ride for experienced riders, and a shorter one for people who might be doing this for the first time.
All of the food collected at grocery stores will be donated to The Bowery Mission. Every year, we provide essential resources to help hundreds of needy families with a wealth of food during the week of Thanksgiving.
Since 1879, The Bowery Mission has served homeless, hungry and poor New Yorkers. Meals, shelter, and medical care lead to residential programs that offer men and women the opportunity to transform their lives. Children get a positive first chance through summer camp, mentoring and family support. A vital part of the Lower East Side, The Bowery Mission now offers new hope to neighborhoods like Harlem and the South Bronx. bowery.org 

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

SERIOUS STYLE -Functional Outerwear


Hitting the streets or the slopes with style-privately owned brands deliver on the fashion function equation-superbly!!!!

FELLER-founded by a fashion industry vet-has signature prints/patterns in weather tough waxed cotton including our top pic-this  SEATTLE CAPE $483 (with bold purple  lining=FUN) ...currently available on pre-order in solid and a print-though not the one pictured... NOW. OBSESSED 

Monday, November 14, 2016

Outerwear-Seasonal Chills and Warm Spells


Versatile crossover outerwear pieces-have to work for ...work, travel, and layer well-it's just not a solid cold winter anymore...

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Ex Officio goes urban urbane-women's outerwear- EMEI Trench-sleek clean lines, fleece lined, zippered hand pockets, cozy collar, fully taped seams, storm flap center zip and snaps-weather proofs a multi-tasking layer friendly style. $200 Men's Cosmino Jacket packable quilt jacket with Thinsulate® insulation, internal travel pocket system, zippered hand pockets,and chest pocket-with articulated elbows-helps you move-whole jacket rolls up into a neck pillow. $180

Ex Officio-Men's Triberg-Ex Officio $150 bonded micro fleece is warm and  water resistant, -interior and chest pockets-clean shirt look-last forever!

OSC (Outdoor Survival Canada) majors in serious outerwear clothing for frigid temps-but also has a few selections we think might work with the kind of weather we really have been having too...Sotla mid layer puffer (men) and Talini version (women) is water resistant nylon, all down filled packs into its own interior zippered pocket machine washable...pictured in slate/orange zipper

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Outerwear-It's Colder!


Lighter outer wear pieces and knits  that are all layer friendly are a smart wardrobe way to deal with winter temperature swings...without breaking the budget.
WALLS -takes on Carhatt with workwear attire that works off-duty too....Vintage Duck Barn Jacket with premium 10oz duck fabric that is sanded and stonewashed-for a weathered effect-that in reality can stand up to the weather too. $121.99-style points with cord collar...and plenty of pockets adjustable cuffs-practical. 
Vintage lined duck pants $51.99 Buffalo plaid lining, right leg pocket, hammer loop on left leg and utility  loop on waistband...

Crafted by Lee at TARGET Dreamsoft® denim -is softer than traditional denim with an extra smooth hand feel. Now with Lycra® beauty fiber for great shape retention. The jackets...in harbor blue-horizon-true value versions of this classic silhouette....with spandex in the fabric blend for stretch $34.99
Crafted by Lee modern fit-straight, high rise flame fleece lined skinny and skinny cuts-$29.99-cotton, poly, Lycra® spandex Dreamsoft®-this blend assures great fit, support and comfort...easy care too. Dark and lighter rinse options...plus sizes also.


Hosted a US Launch Party

Mrs. Christine Lagarde
Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund

Dominique Serra gets a hug from supporter Christine Lagarde

Abderrafie Zouiten - Director General of the Moroccan National Office of Tourism
Mardochée Devico - Président Directeur General des Conserves de Meknés
Dominique Serra - Founder of the Rallye Aïcha Des Gazelles Du Maroc


Tuesday, November 8, 2016



Part 2

Outdoor lifestyle labels are getting very stylish these days-beyond their technical features-granted...but Japanese label- Snow Peak...always embraced the beauty aesthetic---a winning combo of Asian simplicity and European sophistication.

Matagi Riders Jacket $2000-made of 100% Mouton-3 pockets, lapel snap buttons-a keeper!

Monday, November 7, 2016

Functional Outerwear - Jackets/Parkas=IT'S COLD!


CAUSE even mild winters have their frigid moments ...

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Eco minded NAU-uses sustainable fabrics+ repurposed down for it cozy outerwear selections-that deliver in mountain town to sleek urban style.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

SUMMIT to STREET Fashion/Function Outerwear


Winter worthy outerwear-assuming it might get cold--- has sleeker silhouettes this season -courtesy of warmth without the bulk functional 'smart' fabrics / insulation that keep wearers dry in all sorts of weather-and heartbeat rates... moving out moisture from output activities (Primaloft Gold/Silver/Black, Polartec's Alpha, 3M's Thinsulate)-keeping wearers from chattering teeth when still, encased in stretchy easy to move in textiles embedded with wind/water stopping tech that breathes (slew of Gore-Tex® technologies, Pertex Quantum + Shield)-to name just a few name brand textiles.
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AND although harsh conditions/extreme destinations require the utmost tech wear to survive...most other jaunts-whether to resort mountains or city bars...can be served by multi-tasking-fashion-y-stylish pieces-that are  versatile- durable-and protective enough.

we've reviewed several pieces from Dare 2b a Brit line-that sources highly functional fabrics -insulation branded for their own line. One of our favs the Captivate Jacket $275...love the rose gold metallic center and pocket zips, faux fur on detachable hood-detaches, with features we expect from true ski jackets...like velcro cuffs, 
waterproof/breathable with DWR,  inner stretch cuffs, , adjustable shock cord hem system, high loft synthetic insulation, + fixed snow skirt.

Friday, November 4, 2016

Activewear-SS'17 PART 3


Outdoor Retailer

Athletic brands acclaimed for one sport are branching out into others-notably in offering apparel for active output activities like trail running.

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All deliver 'smart' multi-functional pieces-think moisture wicking breathable tops, non-chafe seams, easy care, built-in anti-odor protection, stretchy fabrics made for movers, logo reflective pops...jackets that are super light-weight and packdown -great for travelers too...and notably more loose items like men's baggies-board short length- (not just the 'thin' mannequins pictured here). After all clothing cut bigger-make them more versatile......including doubling as streetwear...or after workout bar hopping.
Speedo---traditionally known for swimming-shows off running/gym clothes in solids and prints...
New Balance-baggy shorts jacket-ready for indoor activities too-inaddtion to their run focused apparel.

Brooks-known for its running sneakers-has looser silhouettes for runners for Spring-that'll work for gym goers, casual wear and other sports..cobalt blue popular SS'17  color -while that lime green is hi vis-for sure.
women's Surge-water tough-wind resistant with Under Armour's Storm3
left-men's Surge-water/wind resistant

Hurakan Paclite-water tough/breathable-with Gore-Tex-pcks down into pocket...handy do it all jacket for hiking, biking and running.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

MVVO ART-Accessible Art Fair New York Nov. 1-25 2016

Announcing…the Debut of the Accessible Art Fair New York
Brussels' Acclaimed Artist-Led Art Fair
Presented by U.S. Partner MvVO ART

November 1-25, 2016 at the National Arts Club


In Collaboration with Media Partner Artnet

MvVO ART is proud to present the inaugural debut of the Accessible Art Fair New York, following ten successful years in Brussels. An expert jury has selected 60 rising-star artists, painters, sculptors and photographers from the rich and varied talent pool of New York and around the world. The work of these artists on the cusp of discovery are now on display -through Novemebr 25th, 2016-in one of New York City’s most enchanting venues — The National Arts Club-a historic limestone townhouse right on Gramercy Park.

 Tickets available at Eventbrite or at www.accessibleartfairnewyork.com. This year part of our ticket proceeds will be donated to Friends of Materials for the Arts.

The Accessible Art Fair New York is a departure from conventional art fairs. The objective is to bring talented emerging and mid-career artists — unknown and often unrepresented — in direct contact with art collectors, art world professionals, and the general public. It’s an opportunity for everyone to discover new talent and break down barriers between artists and collectors, all within a high-end and friendly environment”.
—Maria van Vlodrop, Founder, MvVO ART and Director & Co-Founder, Accessible Art Fair New York
Maria van Vlodrop Founder +President MVVO ART-and supporters

A Panel of Experts
To ensure the quality of the work presented, our panel of experts made selections from over 400 artist applications, which the Accessible Art Fair New York received during our Call To Artists in March & April 2016.

For the 2016 edition of the Fair, the panel welcomed: Kevin Doyle (Sotheby’s ) Shaune Arp (Gagosian Gallery), Rozalia Jovanovic (artnet), Ann Lydecker (Christie’s Collectrium), Rachel Rees (Sutton), Shari Brownfield (Art Advisor), Joyce Varvatos (Art Advisor), Sophie Clauvaert (ArtExpert) and Stephanie Manasseh (Brussels’ Accessible Art Fair Founder)

Curating the 2016 Fair in New York will be Stephanie Manasseh (Founder & Chief Curator, Accessible Art Fair), along with Guest Curator, Isaac Aden (Ethan Cohen, WhiteBox).

We had such a wonderful response to our call for artists and I think our jury did a great job and made a fantastic selection of artists which we are planning to show. I am very excited to be working with my guest curator Isaac Aden. Isaac has extensive experience in New York. With our combined experience, I think we make a great team”.
—Stephanie Manasseh, Founder, Brussels’ Accessible Art Fair

The Accessible Art Fair New York will welcome a range of visitors including collectors, art enthusiasts, art advisors, gallerists and the art-buying public. Guests will have the chance to attend scheduled panels on a variety of art-world topics, such as: Practical Perspectives on Buying Art, Emerging Trends, and Contemporary Art Market Predictions.


General Admission
2-25 November 
10:00am – 5:00pmweekdays

11:00am – 5:00pmweekends

The National Arts Club

15 Gramercy Park South

New York, NY 10003


* The Fair will be closed November 8th, 2016 for Election Day and November 24th, 2016 for Thanksgiving.
* The Fair will be partially closed November 9th, 2016 from 12:00pm-3:30pm.

2016 Sponsors
Stoli Elit Ultra Luxury Vodka
sponsor elit ultra luxury vodka

Our VIP First Access evening on November 1st and VIP Premier Event on November 2nd will be sponsored by Stoli Elit, which consistently ranks amongst the finest white spirits in the world, ‘elit’ by Stolichnaya delivers smooth, rich and harmonious flavours to give you the ultimate vodka experience.  
packed house at the VIP Premier Event Nov. 2. Pictured in spacious main gallery-steps lead to more intimate viewing rooms and hallway lined with artworks- in lower level galleries/salons

2016 Primary Media Partner: artnet

Brussels Airlines
Just as Brussels Airlines honors historic Belgian artists, the airline dedicates itself to promoting current and emerging Belgian artists. To do so, Brussels Airlines has teamed up with the Accessible Art Fair New York, presented by MvVO ART, to sponsor the Brussels Airlines ‘LIKES ART’ Award. The Brussels Airlines ‘LIKES ART’ Award will be presented to a favorite artist selected from among the 60 featured at the Fair. The public can vote via Facebook or while visiting the exhibit at the National Arts Club. 

at the Premier VIP opening reception -ample drinks- cocktails and chocolate(!!!) courtesy of servers in branded LuLu's dresses

Neuhaus Belgian Chocolates
Neuhaus has been creating delicious chocolates since 1857. Inspired by a long-standing tradition, Neuhaus is the market leader in the luxury chocolate sector in Belgium. Accessible Art Fair New York visitors will have the chance to win an indulgent Neuhaus Chocolate prize.
Artnet is the leading online resource for the international art market, and the destination to buy, sell, and research art online. Founded in 1989 with the goal of bringing transparency to the art world, artnet’s comprehensive suite of products offers a variety of art market resources to our audience of collectors, dealers, and art enthusiasts

·       One Art Nation - CONTENT PARTNER
·       The Clarion List - PREMIER ART DIRECTORY
·       Christie’s Collectrium - ART COLLECTION MANAGEMENT
·       The Lowell Hotel - LANDMARK LUXURY HOTEL
·       Lawlor Media Group - PUBLIC RELATIONS PARTNER
LoriCuisinier-NYC based artist gets  a hug from a patron

We are delighted to recognize Materials for the Arts (MFTA): New York’s premiere creative reuse center, providing a way for companies and individuals to donate unneeded supplies to thousands of NYC public schools and nonprofit organizations with arts programming. MFTA is part of the New York Department of Cultural Affairs. This year part of our ticket proceeds will be donated to Friends of Materials for the Arts.  

About MvVO ART:
MVVO ART is in the business of creating opportunities for artists, collectors, and corporate sponsors to discover each other and create powerful partnerships. At its debut in November 2016, MvVO ART will bring the Accessible Art Fair from its home in Brussels to the heart of the New York Art scene: The National Arts Club at Gramercy Park in Manhattan for a month long exhibition (November 1 to November 25, 2016). Maria van Vlodrop is the Founder and President of MvVO ART. In a new venture, Maria has partnered with Stephanie Manasseh, Founder & Director of Accessible Art Fair, to co-found and direct  the Accessible Art Fair's New York edition, uncover new talent and encourage organizations to associate their brands with art to provide their customers with unique experiences.

For more information about MvVO ART & Accessible Art Fair New York
Main Website: http://www.mvvoart.com/

Social Media - Accessible Art Fair New York
 Fatma Alshebani-Quatar based artist
Official Hashtag: #accafny

About the Accessible Art Fair Brussels:
Accessible Art Fair's mission is to offer a platform for artists & designers, and make them accessible to a discerning audience. Accessible Art Fair offers the opportunity to purchase quality works of art and meet the creators behind the work. All their works are carefully selected and hand-picked by a panel of experts and guaranteed the quality of the art presented. Accessible Art Fair is the place to discover great talent. The Accessible Art Fair also strives to make the art-purchasing experience as pleasant as possible, by removing the barriers between the buyer and the artist.

Founder Stephanie Manasseh started the organization in 2007 with the goal to create a platform for both talented emerging and established artists to sell their work to the art buying public.

For more information about the Accessible Art Fair Brussels, visit: http://www.accessibleartfair.com/brussels/

we love b/w photographs that capture a place-and a moment in time

artist cards-next to their work

intricately painted/decorated dog's skull-beauty+ichy (ok provocative) at same time