December 9, 2010  |  Comments Off  |  by contract_admin  |  Blog, News

The gal pals over at sent over this past week some fabulous updates for NYC including 2-for-1 Broadway tickets through Feb. 10th!

Check out their great site at

I always really appreciate this level of local destination marketing. Like most of us, travelling and getting the locals “scoop” really can make the adventure a personal one, and less a feeling of the foreign tourista stumbling about.

One thing I tend to keep a close ear the wall for are those hidden gems – the Free Events. It seems to me you can meet the most interesting folks that way, many of these events are children/family friendly, and  you can get your eyes ears and pocket book around some amazing original art deals. Check out the NYC ‘free’ section –

How great would it be to stumble upon the The Master of the Blue Jeans during your trip!

Before the day of designer denim, and long before Lycra, the blue jean made up the utilitarian pant of the workingman. And while variations of the sturdy fabric are said to have been present since the 14th century, little material evidence exists. The Master of the Blue Jeans­an exhibition at the Didier Aaron gallery organized by Gerlinde Gruber, curator at the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna­proves intriguing for its unexpected subject matter as well as unanswered questions about its authorship. The collection of seven paintings, thought to be from 17th-century Italy, depict an early appreciation of jeans. The subjects are beggars, but are portrayed with a dignity typically reserved for royalty at the time. Formerly attributed to Michael Sweerts, Diego Velazquez and Georges de La Tour, these works have since been identified as more than likely sharing a common, though unknown, hand. The Master of the Blue Jeans remains on display through February 4.

Can you tell I’m excited to get back to the big apple this summer?

- Angela

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