THIS WEEKEND ONLY! MADELINE WEINRIB SALE TO BENEFIT MEMORIAL SLOAN KETTERING

by Marisa Marcantonio

Photo courtesy of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Get thee to shopping Maddie! Madeline Weinrib, that is. For the first time, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Thrift Shop on Manhattan's Upper East Side is teaming up with the global goods guru Madeline Weinrib to sell her high-design rugs, pillows, fabric, furniture and accessories at deeply discounted prices.  I do whatever I can to support this wonderful charity, and succeeded in raising over $7,000 for my March Cycle For Survival Ride with the generous support you all provided. So, any chance I get to pitch in, I do.
Occurring this Friday May 3rd beginning at 10am, the brightly-hued sale will run until Sunday May 5th till 6pm. The entire shop will be turned into a chic global bazaar of sorts, filled with her designs from Morocco, Asia and India. Head on over to 1440 3rd Avenue between 81st and 82nd Street to score colorful patterned accessories, just in time for a spring freshening.

MEET JOHN ROBSHAW TODAY AT BLOOMINGDALES 59th ST

by Marisa Marcantonio

If you happen to be in Midtown East this evening from 6-8pm, swing by Bloomingdale's to meet Indian textile guru John Robshaw, where he will be sharing his fall collection of blockprint bedding and pillows from the JR and main collection. It is worth a visit, since John can help you mix and match patterns to your heart's delight.  If you can't make it, you can always pop in to shop the assortment in it's new home on the 7th floor or shop it online at Bloomingdales.