Vanessa Williams isn’t one to overlook Fashion Week. From Minneapolis, the place the singer/dancer/clothier was selling her V. by Vanessa Williams line, she says, “I’m going to Christian Siriano’s on Saturday and Carmen Marc Valvo on Sunday.”
On Saturday evening, she’ll carry out on the Sheen Center for Thought & Culture, after an interview there with Father Edward Beck. He’s the one who took her to dinner at Eva Longoria’s restaurant in LA, selecting her up in a crimson Jeep: “The TMZ [headline] was, ‘Who’s this older white man Vanessa Williams is courting?’ ” the 54-year-outdated tells BARBARA HOFFMAN. “He’s a priest, individuals! Loosen up!”
Right here’s the place you’ll discover the Chappaqua mom of 4 on her New York Metropolis weekends.
On a Saturday morning, there’s a Zumba class at Alvin Ailey my girlfriend launched me to. I really like figuring out in teams — I really like the group of it and the vitality, and I really like nice instructors who encourage you and make you sweat! I danced fashionable dance my entire life, and it makes me really feel younger once more.
After that, I would take a motorbike trip down the trail alongside the West Aspect Freeway. I used to stay over on 57th and 11th, the place the trail was actually a block away. I’d head as much as the G.W. Bridge and down once more, and really feel the wind and watch the water.
Proper close to the theater district is 44½, a small restaurant with an out of doors terrace. The waiters are cute and flirty and put on nice T-shirts. I had my daughter’s 18th birthday/commencement social gathering there — she was going to FIT — and we had a designer drag present.
When Cuba Gooding Jr. and I had been doing “The Journey to Bountiful,” we might all the time go to BXL, a Belgian restaurant/bar. It was throughout the road from the theater, they usually have wonderful mussels.
The place with the perfect Moscow Mules within the metropolis is the Lambs Club. It jogs my memory of France. It has lovely, deep, crimson leather-based cubicles that maintain about six individuals, and chrome-and-black sconces — very sort of artwork deco.
If I've any downtime, I often see a buddy in a present. Michael Urie and Stephen DeRosa had been in “The Authorities Inspector,” which simply closed at New World Phases. Stephen was the Baker in “Into the Woods,” and seeing them collectively warmed my coronary heart a lot.
I don’t actually store loads, simply trigger I’d somewhat not spend my cash on garments. My oldest daughter has labored retail for just a few years, so I ended up procuring the place she was working. She was at James Perse, so I used to go there. Extra just lately, she labored at a spot known as Outdoor Voices, on the Higher East Aspect. I suppose they name it athleisurewear, they usually’re model new.
Proper close to there is Calypso on Madison Avenue, one in every of my favourite spots. Their linens are nice, their scarves are great — they’ve simply received yummy stuff.