GAL APPROVED! Shop ‘Til You Drop With Gilt & Brett! Plus: Hot Nordic Food & One Crazy Walk!By The DivaGals | October 2, 2015 | Gal Approved
SEE. When we were invited to the NY premiere screening of The Walk, the new film chronicling a real-life daredevil’s tightrope between the World Trade Center Twin Towers, we didn’t realize we’d visually recreate that moment!
The film stars Joseph Gordon Levitt as Philippe Petit, who snuck into the famed NYC buildings back in 1974 for his incredible death-defying walk. Told from Phillippe’s perspective (as he’s standing in the hand of the Statue of Liberty), the movie traces Phillippe’s early days as a street performer in Paris right up to his incredible NYC feat. The Walk is in IMAX 3D, so when Phillippe’s on that tightrope looking down, we felt we had to hold on for dear life! The Walk: An IMAX 3D Experience, now in theaters.
EAT. For the third year running, Nordic cuisine took over New York City! Since discovering North Fest (nordicfoodfestival.org), we’ve added Scandinavia to our must see/visit list. It’s the homeland of some of our favorite actors and personalities including hunky #WBWD Alex Skarsgard! Dubbed “the most influential gastronomy movement since the 1960s,” we have learned that the land of the north is the land of deliciousness and that breakfast is a really big deal. Did you know that the Scandic hotel offers over 100 items on their breakfast buffet? Everything is made with locally sourced ingredients that are organic and sustainable. Nordic cuisine features salmon, herring, root vegetables, berries and grains particular to the region. “Nordic Cuisine” culinary entepreneur, author and chef Claus Meyer is the founder of the New Nordic Cuisine movement and co-founder of restaurant Noma, voted “best restaurant in the world” four times.What really impressed us was his initiative, the Melting Pot Foundation. Chef Claus has established a culinary school and a food movement in South America, opening the gourmet restaurant Gustu in La Paz, Bolivia, and soon will be running 13 canteens in the slums of the El Alto district. The restaurant trains and hires the poor and marginalized people. In the spring of 2016, Chef Claus is opening up a Nordic food hall and restaurant located in the Vanderbilt Hall at Grand Central Terminal. He will once again train inner city youth the art of cooking and hopefully inspire a new generation of chefs. Now that’s a cause we think is Diva-delicious!
SHOP. If your man needs new duds and you’re in the Jersey area this weekend, head to Neiman Marcus this Saturday for an exclusive menswear trunk show from the Brett Johnson Collection, a distinct brand of menswear, founded by creative director Brett Johnson, Brett, who is the son of BET founders Bob and Sheila Johnson, has worked with the legendary Italian auto manufacturer Ferrari, one of the most iconic brands in the world, and brings his world class upbringing into his collection. Expect to find a globally tailored collection of contemporary polos, t-shirts, shoes and elegant Italian outerwear that offer style and sophistication. We know; you’re already envisioning your man’s upgrade! The Brett Johnson Collection Trunk Show Event is Saturday, Oct. 3 at Neiman Marcus inside the Garden State Plaza in Paramus, N.J., from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (and yes, Brett will be there!) Survey pieces from the Fall 2015 collection here.
SHOP TOO. The legendary Gilt City Warehouse Sale is back in New York City, and we can’t stop salivating! It’s being held at the Altman Building this Saturday and Sunday, with discounts on designer items up to 80 percent! Think Prada, Lanvin, Chloé, Valentino, Miu Miu, Balenciaga, Dior, Brian Atwood, Christian Louboutin, Jimmy Choo and more. And if you need something for you boo, there’s Tom Ford, Paul Smith, John Varvatos and GANT, and for the design lovers and jetsetters, expect Missoni Home, Samsonite, Tumi and Jonathan Adler, too! You know you want to get your tix now to get there for Saturday, or you can wait until Sunday when it’s free and open to the public!