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‘Tis the Season of Giving (and taking)

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The first big snow of the season forecast; we shall see. Restaureants closed inside again; anxiety accompanies anticipation for New Yorkers. And the brighter side, an interesting portrait, once the ART property of Fred Hughes up for sale... READ MORE
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When Santa Claus delivered

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A mid-December day with Christmas and the holidays coming up reminds DPC what it did for the kid way back when Santa Claus delivered... READ MORE
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The Society Portrait

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Sorting through my library I came across a fascinating book that I soon learned I’d written about years ago — The Society Portrait... READ MORE
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Evoking a single memory

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A look back at New York in NYSD December 2007, aroused memory of a personal introduction to New York of an earlier (1980s) New York... READ MORE
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Going to the dogs

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A quiet cold and sunny day in New York, a story about some chocolate, courtesy and thanksgiving; plus an estate sale of a collection of Dog portraits down through history, at Emily Eerdmans'... READ MORE
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Saved by the bell

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Dark clouds, dark moods, and saved by the bell by a story that involved Oatsie Charles... READ MORE
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When Hollywood glamour takes on New York

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A dinner at Sette Mezzo with Mary Hilliard discussing photographs and books we turned to Jean Howard’s Hollywood, reminding me of my friendship with Jean. In Hollywood... READ MORE
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Keep on keeping on

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The Park Avenue trees were lit! Plus virtual galas for the Humane Society and The French Heritage Society’s galas honoring Robert Couturier. Keeping on keeping on... READ MORE
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Doings and Undoings

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A quiet holiday weekend in New York highlighted by dining with friends and sharing the table with Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant... READ MORE
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Thoughts of Thanksgiving

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A beautiful Thanksgiving Day in New York; solo this year provoking memories of other New York Thanksgivings... READ MORE
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The day before Thanksgiving Day

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Looking at tomorrow’s big day, we were reminded of an earlier Diary on this day ten years ago. We can take heart... READ MORE
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The eclectic, the innovative, and the real feel

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The French Institute Alliance Française held their “Petit Gala Outside the Box” by Zoom with specially commissioned performances; plus "Stars In The House" comes to the fundraising aid of the Humane Society of New York; and Denis Ferrara shares a bittersweet message about a friend... READ MORE

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