Category Archives: Fashion

Best Story of the Week…September 20th

I was on the train seated between two Asian tourists. How did I know they were tourists? Because they were wearing everyplace they visited. They had on Statue of Liberty T-shirts, Yankee caps and carried MOMA tote bags. They were … Continue reading

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Friends, Missing In Action

In my last post, I mentioned my late pals, Mimi and Jackie missing them more than I can say. My fantasy is, they’re together in one of their living rooms, Jackie’s painted peach, Mimi’s pale yellow, looking down at me … Continue reading

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Last Thrill and Testament

I had a job where they asked me, why I thought I still had style at my age. After unplugging my oxygen tank and parking my walker said, “Because I’m still breathing?” I did ponder this though, once my ego … Continue reading

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Notes From The Carlyle – August 2018

Elegy to self:   It’s vodka and tonic weather in a chilled, crystal glass filled with extra lime. You can almost hear the ice throughout the city, chime like church bells. Never fails when it’s this hot for me to … Continue reading

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Tags, Tacos and a Thingirl

 It’s 6 A.M. and I’m en route to the train, my neighborhood slowly waking up. Starbucks has just opened, Jose is at his cart busy arranging his donuts, and there’s a short, chubby Latino fellow standing beside a taco truck … Continue reading

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Harvey Weinstein, the Sir Thomas Seymour of Hollywood

 Thomas Seymour lived during the time of King Henry VIII, executed for treason trying to kidnap King Edward, Henry’s son and successor. But the other thing Tom was famous for was his inappropriate canoodling, especially with Henry’s 13 year-old daughter, … Continue reading

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You Great Small Beautiful Doll

I’ve changed the lyrics to the famous song to honor two twins I encountered on the avenue in frilly dresses and Mary Janes, ribbons in their curly blonde hair. There they were, toddling along, their Nanny manning their empty double-stroller … Continue reading

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Writing Clean and Spare

I work at brevity, to kill off my darlings, a quote attributed to writer, William Faulkner, since my essays can often rival Gone With the Wind. I think blog readers have a shorter attention span, so it behooves one’s readership … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Mrs. Kennedy

July 28, 1929 – May 19, 1994 Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis would have been 89 years-old today.    

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Notes From the Carlyle – July 2018

 It’s my birthday, so after covering all the mirrors and hanging a wreath on the door, I slipped into my brand new, J.Crew Factory dress, and padded down Park hanging a sharp right on 76th. Hello Bemelmans…how I’ve missed you. … Continue reading

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