Sunday, February 20, 2011

Frick and RL

Last Saturday was spent wandering around NYC. A first time visit to the Frick Collection was a joy. Gorgeous architecture, collections by the Master painters of the world and an excellent movie which details the background of Mr. Henry Clay Frick and his desire to collect make this a great stop-off while in NYC.  Particular favorites were St. Thomas More (especially after finishing up the Tudors series recently) and Gilbert Stuart's depiction of George Washington. Unfortunately, no photography is permitted inside, so I have no pics to share.

Just around the corner would be the Ralph Lauren flagship store located in the Rhinelander Mansion and is a must.  This visit brings an even more lovely restoration, this time with lots of elegance. The fourth floor had just opened and professional photographers were busy working so I snapped only in the massive stairwell.  Even the comfort rooms in the basement are lovely.  Worth a visit.

Addendum: For more on the Rhinelander Estate and RL, have a look at this month's Veranda magazine

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