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I apologize that the New and Noteworthy post for May is late this month. Even though I had all the recommendations put together, I didn’t have the necessary time to write the post. But it’s so chock full of good stuff that I hope you will consider it worth the wait. Everyone’s favorite Chicago store, […]

April is definitely not the cruelest month this year. There are so many great things to see, do, watch, and try whether you are experiencing beautiful spring weather or are hiding out from April showers. I’m sure many of you are familiar with Matouk linens and will be excited to know that they just opened […]

I started the March New and Noteworthy post earlier in the month but got sidetracked. It actually worked out well since I was able to add a few more things that should be on your radar this month. We could really use more hotels on the Upper East Side so I hope someone builds or […]

I’ve been trying to be more considerate about what I buy lately but I did buy a few things with an eye to the transitional weather and spring events and travel. I don’t wear black except for evening and have been wearing a J.Crew x Marie Marot navy pair of trousers all winter. Since they […]

February feels like it’s flying by but there’s still a lot of new things to do, see, watch, and try this month. The Madison Avenue Diptyque store took over the neighboring space and renovated to create one of the most beautiful boutiques in the city now and the biggest Diptyque store in the US. The […]

The time change comes at the beginning of every November and yet I still struggle with it every year. As soon as it gets dark at 5:00pm, I find it so hard to work and be productive since it feels like 8:00pm. I also have a trip to Paris coming up so there is the […]

September comes in with a bang in New York every year thanks to fashion week but it’s also the best time for new exhibitions, films, shows, books, and more. Here are some of the things that should be on your radar this month. The highlight of the Fashion Icons sale at Sotheby’s is the Warm […]

If you search for Cravan bar in Paris, the first one that will probably come up is the original location in the 16th arrondissement. But recently Franck Audoux, the co-founder of Le Chateaubriand and Cravan owner, has partnered with Moët Hennessy on a second larger Cravan location in the heart of Saint-Germain. The French who […]

I don’t recommend ever visiting NYC in July but August can often be quite pleasant. Not the whole month mind you. I’m sure we’ll get another oppressive heat wave at some point but the weather this week has been delightful. The light in August also starts to get lower and warmer and you can feel […]

I didn’t create a Father’s Day Gift Guide last year so I’m making up for it this year with 54 gifts to get the man in your life. The Wager: A Tale of Shipwreck, Mutiny and Murder is the hot book of the summer and looks like the perfect subject matter for dad. I remember […]

I can’t believe it’s mid-May already although it feels like the height of summer with the beautiful weather we’ve been having in NYC this week. Not sure when you’ll have time to stay in and watch a movie or television show but there is a lot debuting this month in addition to many wonderful museum […]

April is my favorite month and not just because it’s my birthday month. Everything is in bloom in New York and Paris and there are some great new exhibitions and shows and films to watch on the days that are rainy. N.B. I started this post before I left for Paris but was too busy […]

Spring and Aries season arrive on Monday but I’ve got many films and shows you are going to want to watch before the weather really warms up. There is also a great new store opening, museum exhibitions to add to your to do list, and books you will want to pick up this month. My […]

I started this month’s New and Noteworthy post early in the week but kept coming across new things that I wanted to add to the list. For a month with only 28 days, February to chock full of new openings and releases that you will definitely want to check out. I always joke that I […]

I can’t believe it’s already November. This fall is flying by but at least it’s the best season for everything new in tv, film, fashion, books, and more. Here’s what is new and noteworthy for November 2022. Did you know that The White Lotus season two premiered this past Sunday night on HBO? It’s the […]

I get the feeling that maybe the very private Deeda Blair probably didn’t want to write a book but I’m very glad that someone talked her into it. And she realized that it was a perfect way to raise money for charity which is where the proceeds are going. There are very few truly elegant […]

I waited all summer for September to arrive and I can’t believe it’s already over. Time flies when you are having fun! New York is back and even better than our pre-pandemic days. There are new restaurant and store openings, premiers and parties happening all over town. There are also so many television shows filming […]