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Distracted by the beauty

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An almost winter-cold day and night in New York, while at home distracted by the beauty in Larry Lederman’s new book of photography: “Garden Portraits; Experiences of Natural Beauty.”... READ MORE
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Free as a bird

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Christie’s upcoming sale, “American Muse: The Collection of Nina Griscom,” evoked a lot of memories and an earlier interview with Nina... READ MORE
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Change in the Weather, Change in the sea

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It’s the year of the “virtual” gala in New York, and this is the customary time of year for the charities to raise funds for their work. Today we’re highlighting the French Heritage Society’s annual Black & Red Ball, with an interesting cast and tour, this Thursday at 7 p.m. EST. ... READ MORE
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Order and chaos

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Stormy weather flying through last night; report on midtown quiet for restaurants right now; wise words of comfort from Kenneth Clark; and the New York Landmarks Conservancy's annual fundraiser virtually from the Plaza... READ MORE
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Falling for NY

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A beautiful almost summer-like day in New York adorned with Autumn foliage close to its peak; as well as a special birthday in the family... READ MORE
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The Value of Talk

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A sunny weekend in New York, people out, dining, walking; a docu interview about Liz and Winchell; and Hilary and Karen’s fashion suggestions for Audrey’s annual HOPE Luncheon Seminar... READ MORE
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A typical week in New York

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A bright, sunny, early Autumn day in New York, quiet for this time of the year. A “virtual” luncheon hosted by ADDF and the Lauder Brothers; plus a look back to this time 2 years ago... READ MORE
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Four years ago at this time

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Election Night dinner in a very quiet New York, marking the same night four years before on this date in 2016 when the final results shocked a lot of Americans... READ MORE
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Other stories, other lives

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Reading “The Quest for Queen Mary” reminding of a personal story about the grandmother of the Queen and her own special royal “quests.”... READ MORE
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Once in a blue moon

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A rainy Halloween weekend in New York; a funny moment for Sean Connery, and reflections on Jayne Wrightsman and the final sales of her estate at Christie's... READ MORE
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Food for thought

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Food as art, art as food; and food for thought... READ MORE
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The anticipation in the air

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An uneventful, cloudy day in a crowded New York, and the pleasure of seeing a beautiful familiar face who’s been out of my sightline for awhile... READ MORE

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