What I’m reading, seeing and want to do this week
- This Goop profile on Knockout Beauty’s Cayli Cavaco Reck. I have known Cayli for eons, her father, Paul Cavaco, was one of the fashion directors at Harper’s Bazaar under Liz Tilberis when I also worked there. Cayli founded Knockout Beauty a couple of years ago, and has been pioneering in discovering and sharing efficacious beauty advice and products through her IG account and her stores on the Upper East Side and in the Hamptons. I’veprofiled Cayli, and also asked her advice on Derma Rolling and Dry Brushing. Anything she’s using I want to try, so it’s fun to read what she’s into now, plus she is so nice and gorgeous–lovely human inside and out.
2. Grab an apperitif at newly opened Bar Pisselino. I wrote about chefs and partners in life Rita Sodi and Jody Williams over the fall for WSJ. Magazine–their restaurants I Sodi and Buvette are two of my favorites. (I haven’t gone to their joint restaurant Via Carota yet; tried to, but there was a four hour wait for dinner, it’s that popular.) I can’t wait to grab a classic Italian apperitif and a panini or coffee and olive oil cake next time I’m roaming around the West Village.
3. Dive into some art. The Whitney Biennial just opened so that is a must, because my art knowledge is limited and I am always eager to learn about what’s new. I did have the pleasure of interviewing artist Marina Adams (her partner is the artist Stanley Whitney), who has a new exhibition at Salon 94 which I will not miss. I love Lucien Freud’s work and there is a new exhibition uptown at the Aquavella gallery. Then I want to check out Joan Mitchell’s I Carry Landscapes Around with Me at the David Zwirner Gallery. I know nothing of her work, but am drawn to the energy and colors.
4. Read Save Me the Plums by Ruth Reichl. Ruth is the former Editor-in-Chief of Gourmet magazine, one of my favorite publications. It was about so much more than food, and in my opinion, it was the last mass magazine where the writing actually mattered. I have started the book, but not deep enough in to give a proper review. I do like her straightforward writing manner so I have high hopes.