rained and rained this past weekend with the temperatures hovering
spring-like in the high 40s and low 50s. Saturday night I went
out to a couple of birthday parties (more tomorrow) with the sheets
of rain beating down. I ended up in the East Village at a birthday
party that started (downtown time) at ten (which meant people were
arriving at 11). When I got out of the party at about quarter to
two, it was snowing and temperatures had dropped to well below
freezing, which is where it stayed, reminding us that there really
is such a thing as winter in New York.
me an inscribed copy of his latest book. Patrick who is nothing
if not industrious is the premier event
photographer in New York. He covers the waterfront, uptown, downtown,
all around town. He’s been at it since the days of Andy
Warhol and Interview Magazine (where he cut
his teeth). He must have the largest party picture archive in
the world and that is not hyperbole.
He’s also published several books of his work in the past
few years and this one is right on time for the Valentine’s
Day crowd. It’s called Kiss Kiss and it’s
200 pages of kisses and kissers. I opened it up wondering how
kisses and kissers could keep my attention before I lapsed into
Enough Already. Answer: right to the very end. It’s an
obvious idea and yet it really works. It’s funny, sometimes
stupid, sometimes outrageous, sometimes gorgeous, sometimes erotic
and ... funny,
makes-you-laugh (with joy, no less) funny. We’re telling
you about it now because it’s PERFECT for your Valentine.
Much love, laughter and joy it’ll bring. All thanks to
our man Patrick.