Part aspirational, part creative, and all doodle. Citysketch New York is a compilation of creative prompts geared to immerse you in the marvels of brilliant New York City. Finish partially created Manhattan skylines, sketch accessories to accompany a 'chic' 5th Ave wardrobe, doodle your own uniquely styled versions of Times Square, and loads more. With guided tips from a New York-based artist on the contours of New York architecture and art, from a fashion designer on the subtleties of New York fashion, and from a cultural expert on the people of New York as well as the food and culture. This is a complete course in Big Apple culture for the enamored. Be inspired. Get creative. After all, a little drawing will help you dream big.
Michelle Lo studied at the Fashion Institute of Technology and The New School University. After working as an editor, she obtained a chef-training degree and has since worked on numerous cookery books, by leading chefs such as Rene Redzepi and Ferran Adria. Michelle is currently a freelance writer and editor and devotes her life to the pursuit of food and style with her photographer husband and young daughter.
Monica Meehan is a freelance writer and author of The Viennese Kitchen: Tante Hertha’s Book of Family Recipes. Originally from Canada, Monica works in publishing and divides her time between New York and London. Monica is an avid traveler, cook, and people-watcher.
Joanne Shurvell is an award-winning travel and arts writer. She is also the owner of PayneShurvell, a contemporary art gallery in London.
Melissa Wood is an illustrator and architectural planner. Her client list includes Crate & Barrel, Trader Joe's, Neiman Marcus Direct, Nordstrom's, Kate's Paperie, John Grisham, George Lucas, a Hilton heiress, and Oprah Winfrey - just to name a few.