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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
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To be Royal

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The ongoing drama of the British Monarchy with Prince Harry and his bride Meghan Markle, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex... READ MORE
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Poker-Faced

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Lunch yesterday with Jane Stanton Hitchcock who’s in town publicizing her novel “Bluff” which was reviewed on these pages last year when I was sent the galleys. I couldn’t resist writing about it even though it wasn’t available. It is now and she’s giving a reading of it tonight with her friend Linda Fairstein at Barnes & Noble on East ... READ MORE
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The Passing of Jayne Wrightsman, A Story of the American 20th Century

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Jayne Wrightsman died at home this past Friday. The media referred to her as a socialite, philanthropist and collector of art and 18th century antiques, along with her late husband Charles Wrightsman. There's always more to the story... READ MORE
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Getting together with your neighbors, Manhattan style

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A sunny and bright Wednesday in New York, lunch at Michael’s, a walk through the ever-changing, traffic jamming midtown; the film-making action (2 different projects) in the nabe both in the daytime and later in midevening; plus a look at Tuesday night’s book signing reception at John Rosselli’s Gallery for Bunny Williams and for the NYSD hou... READ MORE
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Man’s (in)humanity to man

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Reflections on the fire at Notre Dame. A street scene by Central Park and man’s (in)humanity to man. Plus a big booksigning for us tonight... READ MORE
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Strength & Resilience

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A beautiful early Spring weekend in New York, and looking back on two important events about Strength and Resilience last week... READ MORE
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MAD About …

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One of the big shows on the social circuit this week was the Museum of Arts and Design’s “LOOT: MAD About Jewelry Opening Benefit last Monday night... READ MORE

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