Read more

The party’s the thing …

Social Diary
Cold and occasionally sunny, yesterday in New York, with temperatures reaching up to the low 40s and falling later to the mid-30s. For some reason this has felt like a long week – in other words, not flying by. I imagine the town will be back on its frenetic schedule by Sunday night. In the […]... READ MORE
Read more

Out with the old, in with the new

Social Diary
Yesterday was cold in New York. Cold and grey. The city is still quiet. JH and I went down to Michael’s for a business lunch. It was Wednesday but it wasn’t the Wednesday you usually see at Michael’s. There were probably fifteen tables occupied. It looked like a holiday. Some of the staff could leave […]... READ MORE
Read more

Elegant, young and full of promise …

Social Diary
Wednesday, January 2, 2018. The first day of the New Year in New York was warm — 60 degrees — and sunny. People were out strolling, walking their dogs on the Promenade by the river. That was after a New Year’s Eve of heavy, steady rains until about when the clock struck midnight. The city […]... READ MORE
Read more

Our annual Christmas and Holiday card page

Social Diary
Monday, December 31, 2018. New Year’s Eve. It is very quiet here in New York as we bid farewell to the Old Year and hopefully welcome the New. The moment is a certain relief from the day-to-day changing world we are living in. JH and I are in the 19th (!) year of our digital […]... READ MORE
Read more

A touch of class

Social Diary
Friday, December 28, 2018. Sunny yesterday, and in the low 40s, a mild cold. The last slice. A thoughtful friend gave me a gift certificate to Zabar’s. I went there with it yesterday afternoon. Not one to look for “sales” I accidentally came upon piled high boxes of pumpkin pies with a sale price of […]... READ MORE
Read more

The beginning of the End of the Old Year ringing in the New

Social Diary
Well, it’s here. The beginning of the End of the Old Year ringing in the New. This past weekend in New York was comfortably not too cold (temps in the mid- to low-40s) with a little bit of rain passing through, and a bright sunny Sunday to complete the weekend. The city is noticeably quieter […]... READ MORE
Read more

The Beauty of Blooms

Social Diary
A cold and sunny Wednesday, yesterday in New York. High 30s, low 40s; overcoat and scarf time. A quick lunch with JH at Michael’s before a business meeting. Michael’s was jumping from street to back garden. You can feel the holidays approaching. This is the holiday that represents hope for all mankind. That’s quite a […]... READ MORE
Read more

Sleeping beauties

Social Diary
Tuesday, December 18, 2018. Mostly cloudy, yesterday in New York with temps in the low- to mid-40s but with a chill breeze that made it seem colder. I love this photograph. It’s the annual card the Humane Society of New York mail to their contributor. They have used the same photograph in the mailing for […]... READ MORE
Read more

Hoots, barks, and birthdays

Social Diary
Thursday, December 13, 2018. A grey day, yesterday in New York with temps in the high 30s, low 40s, but not the see-yer-breath cold. Michael’s was its Wednesday-self. At the table next to mine, Mickey Ateyeh was lunching with Dan Scheffey. Dan’s client, photographer Betsy Pinover Schiff was at another table being interviewed by Diane […]... READ MORE
Read more

13 more shopping days ‘til Christmas

Social Diary
Tuesday, December 11, 2018. Cold and sunny, yesterday in New York, with temps run from 40 in the early afternoon down to the high 20s at night. Thirteen more shopping days ‘til Christmas. Thirteen is a lucky number for creative gifts. What made me think of this was that an old friend of mine who […]... READ MORE
Read more

The emotional power of work

Social Diary
Monday, December 10, 2018. Cold and grey, temperatures in the mid- to upper 30’s, yesterday in New York. A quiet Sunday in my neighborhood with few out on the sidewalks in my neighborhood, except to walk their dogs. Today is the 109th anniversary of Hermes Pan who was born in Memphis, Tennessee in 1909. Hermes, […]... READ MORE
Read more

Sixteen more shopping days til Christmas

Social Diary
Thursday, December 6, 2018. Sixteen more shopping days til Christmas. It was a sunny day, yesterday in New York, but not warm – temps in the low 40s and high 30s. I went down to Michael’s for lunch with Gina de Franco, an LA lady born and bred, in the public relations business, and who […]... READ MORE