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A tip of the hat to The Bowery Hotel

Have you ever heard of The Bowery Hotel in New York?

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I hadn’t until Gwyneth Goop’d about it, and since despite the fact that Gwynnie seems to live with her head ┬áimplanted into her hindparts lately, she hasn’t Goop’d me astray so far, and so I decided to go ahead and give it a try. Let me tell you my friends, it was fab-u-lassss.

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The lobby is a total scene without looking like it tries to be. It feels more like the living room in some charmingly dilapidated mediterranean home of a hostess who greets you in her kaftan and offers you a drag from her hookah than a cl├╝b, although the Lindsay Lohans of the world have been known to grace its parlor.

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It is located in the East Village and was designed by Eric Goode and Sean Macpherson, the duo behind The Maritime Hotel and other groovy spots, and while the downstairs is vintage opulent luxe, the upstairs is much lighter and airier.

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I have mentioned Gemma, the restaurant at the hotel, which is deeelish.

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They have an outside patio which is clutch in La Ciudad, great people watching, and a really accommodating hotel staff.

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Anyway, Pete and I are on vacation now, dreading our return to the real world and I think for our next adventure I need to introduce him to The Bowery, and suggest that each of you make its acquaintance on your next trip to NYC as well.

Addicted to Cute

I was an American Studies Major in college, did you know that?

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Do you even know what that means? Because I didn’t before college, and most people I tell now look at me like I have a star shaped head. I would say basically it is a cultural study of American History, anyway, I read this article in this months Vanity Fair about the growing “Cutesy” trend in the US, and it made me miss school.

I think I am as guilty of the “cute” addiction as anyone, for evidence look no further than the design of this here little website, my car, etc…I just thought it was really interesting, and very well written, but read it, and let me know what you think!