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Helen Frankenthaler December 12, 1928 – December 27, 2011 I was saddened to learn of the death of abstract expressionist artist Helen Frankenthaler today at the age of 83. She was born into a wealthy Upper East Side family and worked steadily as an artist for more than 50 years.  She was influenced by art […]

Those of you in the worlds of beauty and fashion probably heard the news already.  The world lost a tireless crusader for women’s health and breast cancer awareness in the passing of Evelyn Lauder. She was born in Vienna but fled to New York when the Nazi’s annexed Austria.  She married Leonard Lauder in 1956 […]

Artist Edwin Parker “Cy” Twombly passed away Tuesday at the age of 83 in Rome.  I feel like people either loved or hated his work.  While some people saw beauty in his compositions, other saw childish scribbles.  I personally loved his work and meeting him in Rome was on high my bucket list for life experiences. As […]

What a Dame

03 . 23 . 11

“I adore wearing gems, but not because they are mine.  You can’t possess radiance, you can only admire it.” – Elizabeth Taylor I was very saddened to hear of the passing of Dame Elizabeth Taylor today. The world will definitely miss her radiance. 

When I heard that the director John Hughes had died today, I felt like a part of my youth died with him. I grew up watching his movies and could completely identify with all of his characters and their teenage angst. How many of us dreamed of finding our own Jake Ryan after seeing Sixteen […]