Social Diary

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

A life of living large ...

Pouring rain along Lexington Avenue. Photo: JH. Wednesday, August 15, 2018. Yesterday was sunny and warm like August in New York. Not much humidity and then about three in the afternoon the clouds...Read the Full Story

Monday, August 13, 2018

Social conquests

Taormina and the Mount Etna as seen from the terrace of the Grand Hotel Timeo in Sicily. Photo: JH. Monday, August 13, 2018. It’s sunny and warm, as I write this on a late Sunday afternoon in...Read the Full Story

Friday, August 10, 2018

A lovely light

A lido on the island of Ortygia, the historical centre of the city of Syracuse, Sicily. Photo: JH. Friday, August 10, 2018. It’s 84 degrees, no notable humidity, at 10:45 pm as I write this...Read the Full Story

Thursday, August 9, 2018

On the same plane

St Andrews Cathedral in St Andrews, Scotland; built in 1158 and completed in 1318. Photo: JH. Thursday, August 9, 2018. The weather outside is sunny and bright hot. Rain often expected, occasionally...Read the Full Story

Monday, August 6, 2018

In the middle of it all

The view of the North Sea from Kingsbarns Golf Links near the eastern coast of Fife in Scotland. Photo: JH. Monday, August 6, 2018. It was 80 degrees and sunny as I sat down to write this Diary on...Read the Full Story

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Nantucket feeling

Hydrangeas festooning everywhere in Nantucket. Thursday, July 26, 2018. It’s raining in New York as I write this, although I am up in Nantucket where they’d had some cloudiness but no rain. The...Read the Full Story

Monday, July 23, 2018

Wedding bells a-peeling

Just married in Taormina, Sicily. Monday, July 23, 2018. Warm and sunny this past Saturday in New York until late afternoon when it clouded over preceding a night of rain — some heavy at times...Read the Full Story

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Small town quality

Walking through the charming little town of Noto, Sicily. 11:00 PM. Photo: JH. Thursday, July 19, 2018. A warm, sunny summer day, yesterday in New York after a bright, cool (high 60s) morning. I took...Read the Full Story

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Getting around town

Caught in a downpour outside Pierluigi restaurant in Rome. 10:30 PM. Photo: JH. Wednesday, July 18, 2018. It started out sunny, very hot and humid yesterday, with temps in the high 80s and Real Feel...Read the Full Story

Monday, July 16, 2018

Going Home Again

A glimpse of Rome from Villa Borghese gardens. 5:30 PM. Photo: JH. Monday, July 16, 2018. Mainly sunny and very warm weekend in the high 80s, with some cloudiness and some humidity. At the midnight...Read the Full Story

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Nobody's home

New York skyline. 8:30 PM. Photo: JH. Tuesday, July 10, 2018. After my raving about the wonderful weather of last weekend, Mother Nature pulled out all the stops and returned the volley by handing us...Read the Full Story

Monday, July 9, 2018

All is quiet on the home front

The Bridle Path sunkissed. 7:30 PM. Photo: JH. Monday, July 9, 2018. A beautiful weekend in New York. All weather-grumbling is over. At least for now -- the time of this writing -- late afternoon on...Read the Full Story

Friday, July 6, 2018

Breaking free

Looking south along Park Avenue. 9:30 PM. Photo: JH. Friday, July 6, 2018. Still hot as hell. The natural response is to tell yourself pretty soon it’s gonna rain and cool everything off...Read the Full Story