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Mother Nature’s exterior designers

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Monday, February 25, 2019. A cold and often rainy weekend in New York. Overcast and glum from the looks of things. But I’m keeping my eye on the yellow witch hazel buds in the Park which should be followed by the forsythia in the next ten days or so. Then Mother Nature’s exterior designers move […]... READ MORE
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Remembering Lee

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Monday, February 25, 2019. At ten o’clock this morning at the Church of St. Thomas More on East 89th Street, there was a Funeral Mass held for Lee Radziwill who died on Friday, February 15th at her home here in Manhattan. It was a private service, by invitation, conducted by Rev. Kevin V. Madigan. There […]... READ MORE
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That place in the Sun

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Thursday, February 21, 2019. The weatherman forecast snow, big snow for the whole Northeast, and in New York, turning to rain and ice. We got the snow; not really heavy but noticeable. The temps dropped to the low 30s, but as has happened again and again with those storms coming from the mid- or south, […]... READ MORE
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Some glamour for city life

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Wednesday, February 20, 2019. A cold but sunny day, yesterday in New York with temperatures in the mid-30s. As the world now knows, last night at Ralph Lauren’s Polo Bar, across from the St. Regis, the Duchess of Sussex, otherwise known as Meghan Markle, wife of Prince Harry, now the Duke, attended a little dinner with friends. The first thi... READ MORE
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Gone to the dogs

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Thursday, February 14, 2019. Valentine’s Day. Yesterday was one of those sort of-winter days in New York. Some Sun, some clouds, temps reaching up to 40, then later down to freezing. It feels like the Winter That Never Was to this born and bred North Easterner. Although when I lived in sunny L.A. where they […]... READ MORE
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A snowy day in the Big Town

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Wednesday, February 13, 2019. Snow came as forecast although not a storm or blizzard but light and wet. In New York it was on the wet side and of course made traffic even more difficult to get around. Cold and rainy by late afternoon into the evening, with temps at freezing. Mother Nature’s son. JH […]... READ MORE
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In the Mood

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Monday, February 11, 2019. Sunny and cold, yesterday in New York. Temps in the mid-30s and dropping to the high 20s by evening. More of that harsh winter cold in the forecasts this week. In the Mood. This is possibly the quietest time of the year in New York on the social calendar. The weather […]... READ MORE
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The Art of it all

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Yesterday in New York was overcast with temperatures in the mid-40s. In the early evening, the rains came, taking it down to the high 30s, and cold wet. Back in the room, looking at the current calendar, this past Tuesday night, the Argentine Consulate in New York hosted the opening of Tropical Icebergs, a retrospective […]... READ MORE
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The child in us

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A warm Spring day at 64 degrees in New York on February 4th; the alarming rate increase for all taxis, yellow or otherwise; lunch at Michael's with Brooke Hayward and Alex Hitz; and Monday night's Directors Dinner at the Frick... READ MORE
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What Becomes a Legend Most …

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The weather warmed up Sunday morning, reaching up to the high 40s (practically tropical these days) by mid-afternoon. JH took this opening shot of today’s Diary sometime around 2001 at a party at Doubles. I accidentally came upon it looking up something else. Now, all these years later, it looks fresh and spiffy. An antidote […]... READ MORE
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The RealFeel

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Yesterday began mid-winter weather; polar vortex style. It started about 3 in the afternoon. I was walking one of the dogs. It was clear and cold, and suddenly I felt moisture on my face, oddly not raindrops, with an occasional flurry in sight. About ten minutes later it looked like flurries. Back in the apartment […]... READ MORE
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Life’s a merry-go-round

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Raining steadily but lightly in New York as I write this late Tuesday night. It started lightly around midafternoon. Temps in the mid-30s. All the weather-watchers among us are talking polar vortex polar vortex. And very cold. I don’t know; we’ll see. Anything’s possible these days. I went down to lunch at Michael’s. The sidewalks […... READ MORE