art, art + more art...quick excursion to ny

we have just returned from a fabulous weekend in nyc.  we stayed down in chelsea at hotel americano amongst all the art galleries so we felt very much at home.  the hotel was designed by enrique norten, ny based mexican architect, the recent recipient of the mies van der rohe award for latin american architecture.  it is stunning to say the least.

interior design by mch(arnand montigny), their first state side project.  well known for designing collette in paris.  everyone at the hotel was lovely.  rebecca took full advantage of the bike rentals.  biking all the way up to 125th street on the hudson river greenway bike path! 

now to all the art!  aside from hitting almost all the galleries is chelsea which is close to 75 +, we were most excited about the affordable art fair.  the fair consists of about 40 galleries with everything under $10,000.  we saw lots of artists we think would look amazing in our collector's homes here.

we had the pleasure of having dinner with hidell brooks gallery's architect who is based in nyc.  she was still at harvard getting her degree in architecture when she designed the gallery 14 years ago.  lindsay smith will be speaking at the mint museum on may 15th at 7 pm as part of their series on design.  this was the gallery brand spanking new back in 1998!

we loved our dinner at the red cat in chelsea.  highly recommend the light tempura green beans with the sweet hot mustard and any of their desserts!