Category Archives: money

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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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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Asia Argento, We Have a Problem

I’m still in mourning for Anthony Bourdain, so this new flare-up with his lady friend, Asia Agento, really has my interest. She allegedly, in 2013 sexually assaulted fellow actor, Jimmy Bennett, when he was 17 and she, 37. She denies … 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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Best Story of the Week…August 3, 2018

 I’m at Starbucks seated at one that has a counter, enjoying my collection of birthday gift cards. I’m having cookies with my Tall, Dark Blend, 3 in a pack. An attractive, professional looking lady in her 40s is next me … Continue reading

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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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What I Saw

 A man in the park lifting his Siberian Husky, refusing to leave, basking in the sunshine like a sheep on strike. A cardinal coming in for a landing on a fencepost right in front of me as if to say, … Continue reading

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Opium, No Extra Charge

An explosion of mini massage parlors have sprung up like daisies all over the Upper Eastside. It feels like a syndicate, just with hot oil and towels. I decide to go to one to check prices. It’s very Azuma decorated … Continue reading

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So Long Mimi

My friend Mimi died, passed away peacefully in her sleep. Though well into her 80s, it’s not a comfort when someone says, she lived a good life. Maybe so, but my sadness still surrounds me like a scrim I can’t quite see … Continue reading

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Old, Slow But Natty

I love the word natty, meaning elegant and debonair…fashionable in dress, carrying that certain extra something with dash and poise, so when I saw this spiffy looking, elderly man making his way to Park Avenue, I took an admirable pause. … Continue reading

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