What do Comicon and I have in common? Superheroes, however mine are of the four- legged variety. At the suggestion of my clever friend Laura Hughes, I decided to put the two together. I invited Amy Lombard to shoot the event and what a time we had! The day started with prolific Kevin Conroy, the brilliant actor and the voice of Batman! Edie and Clair donned Batman and Robin outfits with Kevin modeling sans costume. The rest of the day was catch can. Dogs were cast off the street and Marnie came and did a cameo. All in all a brilliant doggie day!
After a two-year courtship, I am proud to announce that earlier this month I was offered and accepted a job at Nike. More will be reveled about that when I start in September, but what that choice has done is kicked off the fastest west coast family migration since the Gold Rush!
Thankfully I am able to expand on this notion of Robert and dogs to announce a new book out entitled, "Robert Mapplethorpe: The Archive", by Frances Terpak and Michelle Brunnick. It is with painstaking detail that this meticulous collection of Mapplethopre art and artifacts are brought to life by the two authors. Robert Mapplethorpe was my boss and a prolific artist. He, "challenged the limits of censorship and conformity, combining technical and formal mastery with unexpected, often provocative content that secured his place in history. Mapplethorpe’s artistic vision helped shape the social and cultural fabric of the 1970s and ’80s and, following his death in 1989 from AIDS, informed the political landscape of the 1990s. His photographic works continue to resonate with audiences all over the world.
When I left Glamour magazine, I was lucky enough to be given an original Kaitlin O'Connor drawing by Kelly Sherin, one of the brilliant photo people in the Glamour photo department at the time. I was seriously blown away by the gift and it hangs in my office, above where Edie and Clair now sleep, while I work. I reached out to talk to the artist about her work:
I discovered these brilliant images of the Westminster Dog show when reading Judith Newman's insightful piece in the New York Times this weekend. Not only was the article fascinating but the images were arresting. I had to find out about this Jonno guy! Apparently, he has been at his craft for some time and was honored last year in PDN's prestigious 30 under 30 award - one of Mrs. Sizzle's favorites. Leave it to team Sizzle to ask this guy all kinds of questions about his experience at the show!
CH Paradis Kiss Yukos, a Maltese owned by Manny Comitini & Christopher Vicari in the benching area backstage at Madison Square Garden.
Author, illustrator, stylist and most importantly, dog lover, Julie Muszynski loves to draw dogs. So it only seems appropriate to present some of her gorgeous work on Mrs. Sizzle while the Westminster Dog Show is in full swing!
Dogs howling and teeth chattering were the sounds that split the night in Times Square Monday late Monday evening. A magical event, in the heart of the city, on the steps of Duffy Square…a Midnight Moment, Laurie Anderson’s mesmerizing music. Music and dog lovers huddled close while the dog friendly frequency of Ms Anderson’s music inspired rhapsodic howls from the crowd.
DUDES, this girl BRANDY surfs and she is so good at it! We first learned about surfing dogs when Mrs. Sizzle spotted Abbie on Instagram. It was there she learned about these cross training dogs and their superhuman humans that are all about keeping their dogs engaged and happy. I was all over it! We then came to discover the amazing Brandy who defies all pug stereotypes and gets out there to do her thing. And her thing is BIG - not only does she surf but she snowboards too. In fact this dog is up for the HOT DOG category for the CW's World Dog Awards to air on January. In order to understand how a pug started surfing we asked her dad a few q's and this is what we got.
Hi, I’m Walter Cronkite. My motto is “if you’re lucky, I’ll read you the news.” Well, today’s your lucky day! In accordance with my namesake, I’ll be reporting the news…as it pertains to us animals.
A few nights ago was a fun one with all sorts of foster parents and supporters gathered to share their love of SOCIALTEES and to celebrate Stray Pride Night.
There's a conversation happening at Purina and it's an inspired one at that. Many influencers all flocked to Greenpoint, Brooklyn to "bring together the brightest minds in pet science and culture to show how big, innovative ides are improving the emotional wellness of pets and the people who love them."
Lots of people visit Japan for the amazing food. Or the fast-paced, neon-lit culture. Or the rich history. But Cat People visit Japan for the cat cafes – there are hundreds of them there. Cat People of America – rejoice! The US now has its very own Japanese cat café.
Mrs. Sizzle couldn’t resist attending a “YAPPY HOUR” at the Ritz-Carlton New York, Battery Park that was hosted by the famous and fabulous TINKERBELLE. While the dogs were barking and the humans were talking, I asked this adorable papitese’s (papillon and maltese mix) Mom about the secrets of her success.
Here is the scoop:
One can barely imagine that after driving through the heat and traffic that you could come upon a place as glorious as Edwina von Gal's home aka The PRFCT place. What the hell does that mean a PRFCT place? Thank God Edwina was there to shed some light on this GREEN topic! I consider myself pretty smart ( although I did walk into a puppy store to buy my gays and THAT changed my life furever...#adoptdontshop now tatooed on my body ) but I needed to be told about her mission and why its so important!
As the child of Mrs. Sizzle, very rarely am I allowed space on her site to brag about her accomplishments as the dog-lady extraordinaire. Luckily for me, her latest event in Bellport, Long Island gives me the perfect opportunity to do just that.
Last night, the photographer David Williams and I went to Matilda the cat's birthday at The Algonquin Hotel. This is a hotel tradition that dates back the the 30's when the first stray Matilda walked in to the hotel looking for a hot meal and a bed. The hotel is now on their third Matilda and the party has become quite a celebration of cat lovers much to the delight of the host of the party, Alice de Almeida.
In the city that never sleeps, dog owners find it difficult to stay at a luxury hotel that allows pups to rest their heads. Since its opening last August, the Park Hyatt NYC has become a haven for just that. Just a short two block walk from Central Park, the Park Hyatt combines the chic atmosphere of a city hotel with the added comfort of bringing your furry friend. In addition to having the best amenities for pooches, The Park Hyatt NY donates 100% of the overnight dog fee to Friends of Finn and The Humane Society of the United States.
I just got back from the most exquisite vacation I have ever been on in the Great Sand Dunes National Park in Colorado. I came to meet a dog friend that I had met on Instagram who, it turns out, had also worked at Glamour magazine but in the UK. Kate Matheson is now at Zapata Ranch, a working on a ranch in Southern Colorado.
Eric Ginsburg, Fridgeʼs Founding Director and well-known painter of soulful animal portraits, will donate 50% of the proceeds of commissions booked at the Fair to Brooklyn Animal Rescue Coalition (BARC).
The first launch of MY PET AND ME collection from SWATCH US was a great success in downtown Austin!!! Drinks were poured, delicious dog bone shaped pretzels from Fat Belly Pretzels were served and some of Austin's INSTA famous dogs were in tow.
I think the dog that stole my heart was MARTA, a rescued Pug with @LizFarrington who was found in a parking lot at WALMART. Vote Marta for @pug_rescue_austin Prom Queen!
SrPerro.com is Spain's dog friendly website: I travel around with Colega, my patient mutt, and sniff out the best cafes, shops, art galleries and even hair salons where dogs are welcome. Our aim is to make life with a dog in the city much more fun and varied. We also promote a culture where educated dogs can access many more public areas than now: I’m certain that, in some strange way, dogs make a city much more human. They make us better people.
It was the most gorgeous celebration for National Puppy at the Highline Hotel yesterday! Tuna Melts My Heart, Toast Meets World and Friends of Finn sat on propped personalized pillows from WAGGO to greet the crowds! Photos were had, rescue dogs looked for new owners, and people shopped, all in honor of Amanda Hearst's Friends of Finn organization which helps the Humane Society and raises awareness about puppy mills.
Editorial Director of The Window at Barneys, Marissa Rosenblum, called me in to do what I now seem to think I do best - gather a team of dogs and photographer to join Barneys in their April 1st canine gathering.
We met at Freds over the course of two days with a total of 13 dogs and more luscious looking food than we knew what to do with. Lens-woman Amy Lombard kept cool amidst puppies walking on pizzas and unimpressed dogs.
Dear Jeff Koons,
I think I would make a terrific addition to your amazing sculptures.
Love, Maggie, a reservation rescue now devoted art patron.
It is back to school for the kids but that doesn't mean the fun has to stop for your favorite members of the household! This September, there are a bunch of Mrs. Sizzle approved events for you and the furry ones:
Andrea Klein moved to New York City to begin her life in corporate america. One day while hanging out in central park, she saw a man walking with eight dogs that she assumed were all his. Turns out the man was a dog walker, a foreign concept for Andrea. Always a dog lover, she asked the dog walker if she could work for him and she was instantly hired. Fast forward to seven years ago, Andrea began My Dog Hikes, a company that takes the posh New York City dog out into the woods to hike.
Every year in honor of the legendary photographer, Alice Austin, and her pug, Punch, the Alice Austin House celebrates with a fabulous BYOP (bring your own pug) day. This year Gillian Laub and her family captured some of the festive canines.