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Through the kitchen to the big stage

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Last night at the Grill and the Pool Room in the Seagram’s building, the Cancer Research Institute held is 37th annual “Through the Kitchen” Sunday night dinner where they raised more than $1.2 million; While over in Paris, the Paris Opera celebrated its 350th(!) Anniversary with a major gala evening... READ MORE
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The Nature of Art

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The annual luncheon at the American Museum of Natural History; a brief preview of the annual Whitney Biennial 2019 which opens today; the Herb Alpert Foundation Awards at the Caldwell Factory; Peter Heywood’s show of new paintings; And Karen Roberts is back with a Trunk Show... READ MORE
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Friends and neighbors

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Rainy May days, this past Monday night I went down to Council of Canadian American Relations black tie dinner at the Metropolitan Club for what turned out to be a fascinating evening... READ MORE
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Living Royally

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Thinking back on the Versailles Foundation dinner where an Austrian Archduke recalls some his famous ancestors, lives of kings, emperors and even Napoleon... READ MORE
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Getting in on the act

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Sunday’s Mother’s Day don’t forget, and we’ve got a good suggestion for her gift (for all; plus Max Vernon completes his residency producing his musicals at Joe’s Pub); and Herb Alpert announces the 25th annual Herb Alpert Award in the Arts to 5 exceptional mid-career artists... READ MORE
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From Loss to Love

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Remembering Terry Allen Kramer who passed away last week; a New Yorker all her life. And a dog story out of the blue from an old friend I hadn’t heard from in ages... READ MORE
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The Flora Has Arrived

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A sunny then rainy early May weekend in New York. TEFAF opened on Thursday with a preview benefit the Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering; and Judy Collins had a birthday, celebrated by a surprise party with friends and again at birthday dinner at Paige Peterson’s... READ MORE
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A week of openings in the worlds of design and the arts

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Warm and sunny day, yesterday in New York, with openings including the Kips Bay Show House at 36 East 74th Street, a five-story mansion with garden, rooms and spaces designed by 23 of our most acclaimed designers... READ MORE
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The hats are the thing

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The first of May was a great one for the Women’s Committee of the Central Park Conservancy where they hosted their 22nd Frederick Law Olmsted luncheon, also known from far and wide as "The Hat Luncheon." Pierre Crosby was there to photograph it for the NYSD... READ MORE
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In the Spirit of Achievement

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JH and I had an interesting lunch at Michael’s with two women here in New York working in different ways to make a better place for all of us... READ MORE
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Over the River and Through the Woods

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Sunny chilly Spring days love the flowers. Thinking about the Through the Kitchen Dinner coming up in three weeks; and looking back on last month’s Paris Review Revel at Cipriani 42nd Street... READ MORE
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Dog stories

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A dog’s life in New York was heightened by JH’s experiences yesterday; while coincidentally last Thursday the ASPCA held its 22nd annual Bergh Ball black tie fundraiser at the Plaza and honored this writer for my attention and concern for all animals... READ MORE