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The Egg House Pop Up Attraction on Chrystie Street!

Egg House Post Card
All Photos By Gail

Do you like Eggs? I sure do. If you like Eggs and also enjoy visiting the weird little artsy pop-up events that happen in NYC every so often, such as the Museum of Ice Cream and The Musuem of Feelings, then you will want to check out The Egg House. Celebrating its grand opening this past weekend, The Egg House is an egg-themed pop up featuring immersive installations and offering a multi-sensory, interactive experience, not to mention — but you can see I am about to — the thing that the kids seem to love most these days: endless Instagram /selfie opportunities!

Egg House Greeter

I attended the Press Preview of The Egg House the day before it opened to the public, and it was a pretty sweet time! First of all, there were all kinds of free treats, such as delicious real Egg Nog spiked with your choice Brandy or Rum!

Egg Nog

The Eggnog was supplied by subscription breakfast delivery service, Break & Co. Find out more about them at Break Co Dot NYC!

Egg Macarons

Free Egg-Shaped Macarons? I’m there!

Egg Nog and Macaron

Check out the gooey sweet center of these babies!

Egg Macaron Detail

Samples of treats like these will be available at varying times and are included in the price of your ticket, while vendors Egg Shop, along with Egg Waffle Ice Cream Shop Eggloo will have egg-themed food available for purchase.

Egg Shop Booth

At the press event, the Egg Shop kiosk also served as a DJ booth and provided the rockin’ tunes along with these Fried Egg-shaped White Chocolate Pops!

White Chocolate Fried Egg Pops

Egloo Kiosk

Everybody got one of these Waffle Sundaes from Egloo!

Igloo Waffle Sunday

In addition being a place where you can eat lots of sweet snacks, The Egg House was created to share the universal love of eggs and provide a momentary escape from the city. It is home to a character named Ellis, an egg who made his  way to New York City (note: while the official story refers to Ellis as “he,” I heard Egg House guides referring to Ellis as “she” on my visit,  so I guess there is no fixed answer on that). Like some of us, Ellis struggles, yet remains very hopeful. One afternoon, Ellis falls asleep and guests are invited to explore his house. Egg-citing! Seamlessly connected by a storyline, The Egg House features real life-sized rooms, including The Kitchen, The Foyer, The Pool, Ellis’s Bedroom and The Garden — a in a 3,300 square feet space! Please enjoy a preview of The Egg House, and what you’ll find in the various rooms, via a selection of photos from my visit!

Egg House Kitchen

The first room you come to is an interactive selfie-heaven: the Kitchen.

Egg House Kitchen

You can sit in this Egg Shell Rocking Chair!

Egg House Kitchen

You can also sit in this Giant Egg Carton and pose with the eggs! Ridiculous!

Egg House Kitchen

Op Art Floor Covering

Next, you move on to the Hallway, with its Bridget Riley-esque Op Art floor covering!

Foyer

Ask for a token which you can use to buy an Egg Shop souvenir pin from one of these old-school vending machines!
If you want to renovate your bathroom then might as well purchase some plastic panels and bathroom cladding to have a better outcome!

Egg House Pin

Egg House Swimming Pool

Next up is The Egg House’s most popular feature: the Swimming Pool, where you can frolic in a pool filed with egg-colored plastic balls! Be sure to remove your shoes first!

Egg House Swimming Pool

Ellis Sleeping

Next, you can visit Ellis’s Bedroom, but be very quiet, as he/she may be sleeping!

Ellis Awake
Or Maybe not!

Ellis Family Portrait
Ellis’s Family Portrait

Ellis In Union Square Park

If you peek through the curtain you can watch a video of Ellis’s Adventure in Union Square Park!

This Way

Head down the stairs to the Garden, which is in the basement.

Egg Swing

Wait your turn for the swing and make sure your phone is charged!

Garden Cactus

Egg Swing

After your Egg-cellent Adventure, you’re going to want some stuff to take home.

Egg House Gift Shop

There’s also a gift shop offering Egg House souvenirs and other egg-related merchandise! Check it out!

Egg House Gift Shop Tote Bags
Egg Tote Bags!

Egg House Gift Shop Socks
Egg Socks!

Egg House Gift Shop Phone Cases
Egg Phone Cases

The Egg House is lots of fun for kids of all ages. Grab your tickets now before they’re all gone!

The Egg House is Located at 195 Chrystie Street, NYC, and is scheduled to run through June 27th, 2018. Tickets are $18, which includes admission to the Egg House and Occasional Sampling. Tickets are for a pre-specified, reserved time slot and must be purchased online in advance at This Link. Everything you need to how about your visit to The Egg House is also at that link! Enjoy!

Egg House Swimming Pool

Egg House Signage

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Yes, It Exists: David Bowie Paper Dolls!

Paper Boy David Bowie
All Photos By Gail

The only real bummer about David Bowie Is, the Brooklyn Museum’s immersive and wildly fascinating career retrospective on the late, great rock superstar is the fact that photography is not allowed inside the galleries. Huge Bummer! Once you enter the exhibit, the rule makes sense, because crowding: but still. Fortunately, photography is fully permitted in the museum gift shop, and thank god, because that is where I found these (unofficial) David Bowie Paper Dolls! Squee!

Bowie Underpants Model
Ziggy-era Bowie in his Skivvies: Ready for some Hot Dress-Up Action!

If you’ve ever wanted to know what the Thin White Duke looked like in his underwear alone, wonder no longer!

Bowie Black Jump Suit
Tokyo Pop Vinyl Bodysuit (1973) Designed By Kansai Yamamoto for the Aladdin Sane tour

From Ziggy Stardust to Halloween Jack, Major Tom, and many other characters, David Bowie continuously reinvented himself. The stage outfits recreated in Mel’s Music Icons’ Ziggy Paperboy book highlight a selections of Bowie ’s numerous identities and are as much a tribute to Bowie as is his music! Here are just a few of the fun outfits you can dress him up in!

Bowie Blue Boa

Two Outfits

Blonde David

The book also includes a few differently-styled versions of David, to accommodate all of his ch-ch-ch-changes!

Bowie Blue Suit

Here is the famous Ice Blue Suit that David wore for the Mick Rock-directed video for “Life On Mars.” Iconic!

Bowie One Leg and Sleeve Costume

OMG so much Fun!

David Bowie Is Runs Through July 15th, 2018 at the Brooklyn Museum.

Pink Thing of The Day: Pink Lotus Flower Beaded Purse

Pink Lotus Flower Beaded Purse
Photos By Gail

While I was out west in California for the Christmas holidays, I spent a few days in San Deigo, where I visited the historic Hotel Del Coronado, a luxury resort property that’s right on the beach. The Hotel Del, as it is known, has an amazing and colorful history that goes back to the late 1880s and it is arguably San Diego’s most famous landmark building. It was also once known as Hollywood’s Playground, so it is not much og a surprise that their gift shop sells all kinds of fancy stuff like this simply breathtaking Pink Lotus Blossom Handbag by Mary Frances handbags, which I would wish to own.

This special little bag can be purchased in the Hotel Del Coronado gift shop, online from Mary Frances handbags, or from Amazon for $298.00 (worth it).

Pink Lotus Flower Beaded Purse

Pink Thing of The Day: Pink Santa!

Pink Santa Doll
Large Splendid Santa By Jellycat Toys (Photo By Gail)

Now that Christmas is behind us for another year, Santa Claus is kicking back in his Causal Pinks. He looks like he’s slimmed down a bit as well. Go, Santa.

Photographed in the Gift Shop (Price: $47) at the Gene Autry Museum of the American West in Los Angeles, California.

Pink Thing of The Day: Pink Toothbrushes

Pink Toothbrushes with Display
Photo By Gail

These Pink Toothbrushes with Pink Bristles are sold in the MoMA Design Store (at the Museum of Modern Art in NYC) for $5.00. The toothbrush was designed by award-winning Danish designer, Andreas Engesvik, who is probably best-known for his furniture designs. You can find them in the point-of-purchase area by the registers, displayed alongside colorful earplugs, capsule-shaped pill cases and snow globe key fobs! Art!

Pink Toothbrushes Alone

Yayoi Kusama Christmas Tree Ornament

Kusama Ornament
All Photos By Gail

How adorable is this tiny, painted wooden tree Ornament in the likeness of our favorite living artist, Yayoi Kusama? Answer: so darn cute!

Kusama Ornament

Here she is posing next to a book about Kusama, which I bet is really cool.

Kusama Ornament

You know what else you could do is thread her on a chord and wear her around your neck like a pendant. How fashionable! I may do that.

Yayoi (pronounced “Ya-Yo-E”) Kusama Ornament can be found in the MoMA Design Store and also perhaps Online.

Kusama Ornament

Pink Thing of The Day: Pink Eiffel Tower Ornaments

Pink Eiffel Tower Ornament
All Photos By Gail

These Pink Eiffel Tower Christmas Ornaments were spotted in the Simply Fresh Gift Shop in San Marino, California. They have all kinds of cool stuff and I always enjoy shopping there when I am in LA!

Pink Eiffel Tower Ornaments

Happy New Year!