BY KAREN REMPEL | On my first trip to New York, in 2014, I ditched the “Search Inside Yourself” course that brought me to the city and headed over to the Hudson River to search outside myself.
The first fascinating wonder I saw was Stephan Weiss’s bronze sculpture “The Apple.” Soon after, I spotted the Statue of Liberty in the distance and wept. I was finally here!
Although not as world-famous as Lady Liberty, “The Apple” symbolizes New York in a very personal way, with a personal story. New York artist Stephan Weiss was married to our beloved fashion designer Donna Karan. When he died in 2001, Karan used Weiss’s plans and completed the sculpture. It is a symbol of their love as well as of all New Yorkers’ love for the city.
You’ll find the Hudson River Park’s Apple Garden just north of Christopher St. If you look closely, you’ll notice the bench is supported by apple cores! It’s one of the sweetest spots along the boardwalk, set back slightly from the main thoroughfare. A great place to watch the river and people flow by.
This navy satin number looks like someone took a bite out of it! I found this treasure at Rent the Runway on W. 15th St. They have changed their business model and were selling off the store’s inventory. I was looking for a little navy dress and this was the only one in the place, and happened to be my size. Destiny! It has become my summer favorite.
P.S. You can also find great deals on their Web site and buy “gently appreciated” items online.
⦁ Navy satin dress with scalloped bodice. Slate and Willow at Rent the Runway, 30 W. 15th St.
⦁ Candy apple red Mimosa pumps. Browns at The Bay, Vancouver, British Columbia.
⦁ Sapphire drop earrings, Whole Bead Show NYC, Hotel Pennsylvania.
⦁ Metallic red beaded clutch, Goodwill, Commercial Drive, Vancouver, BC.
⦁ New York Apple lipstick, MAC.