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What to Wear Where to a Debutante Ball

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At this time of year some of us have ginger plum fairies dancing in our heads,  the young among us listen for the prancing of each little hoof, and the rest of us are dashing through the snow for last minute shopping, whilst an intimate group of young women are engaged in a time-honored tradition, […]... READ MORE
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Strolling the Avenue in advance of the 32nd Miracle on Madison Avenue

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Get ready to fa la la, fa la la while strolling Madison Avenue on Saturday, December 1st, as the 32nd Miracle on Madison Avenue takes place to benefit the pediatric programs of The Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. What could be a more meaningful way to source the perfect gifts for all of […]... READ MORE
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Schulenberg’s Page: New York, Part CLXXXV

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August, 1970. To take your mind off of the cold — if it’s cold where you’re reading this, let me take you back to August, 1970 in New York where it is decidedly not cold! In fact it is undeniably hot! And I found myself on a hot subway going to Brooklyn to see a musical. My friends […]... READ MORE
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No Holds Barred: Meeting Mizrahi

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It seems like everyone I know actually knows and loves Isaac Mizrahi. I mean EVERYONE! I never met him. But I have bought his sheets, towels, pajamas, at least 15 cardigans, 8 pair of moccasins 11 handbags, not to mention his Kleenex boxes and 1-800-Flowers. I think I “own” so much Isaac that I must […]... READ MORE
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No Holds Barred: When Something is Worth Nothing

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Photographs by Patrick Halbe, Sandy Gibson, & David Oceanas If I learned one thing from watching my 93-year-old mother curate and sell her Japanese-inspired home of 62 years, it is this: everything that you think is worth SOMETHING is now worth absolutely NOTHING. Here’s how I saw the selling of a significant family home. First […]... READ MORE
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No Holds Barred: Gone to the Dogs

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I have almost given up on all shopping. Maybe I’m getting too old to care. Clothes don’t call me. I’ve never been a shoe ‘n bag gal. Cosmetics are hopeless. Malls scare me as potential terrorist locations. Online bargains are flatlining and I am sick of “return labels.” Even hardware stores and stationary boutiques leave […]... READ MORE
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No Holds Barred: A Whole Lotta Sunshine

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No Holds Barred: A Whole Lotta Sunshine Confession: I have never been a “dog person.” I am not even a “child person.” I am part of the “selfish, shallow, self absorbed” contingent of people who Meghan Daum talks about in her latest book on people who chose not to procreate. But mine started with animals. […]... READ MORE
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The Transformation of West Greenwich Village

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The 1861 Bank Street Brownstone is the most “home” I have had. From its stoop for nearly four decades — where we Villagers in traditional old-New-York-neighborhood-style still sit with our beloved dogs, glasses of red wine and mini- picnics, to chat and catch-up — I have personally witnessed the transformation of West Greenwich Vill... READ MORE