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Home Furnishings

I spent 15 minutes watching a robin build it’s nest in front of my late friend Jackie’s old building, fascinated by the bird’s skill and perseverance.  He’d fly straight up to install whatever item he found appealing, then swoop back … Continue reading

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Regifting

DON’T!!! Let’s do one another a favor passing on the impulse. Just now, for instance, I opened a box of chocolates whose presenter will remain nameless,  that looked as if they came by way of Gaza, and that’s putting it … Continue reading

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And The Stockings Were Hung By The Chimney With Care

Well, not exactly the chimney since the size of them would have made it collapse. Still thinking about my mother. When I was little, she never stuffed a traditional stocking.  It was always a receptacle of some kind: a wastepaper … Continue reading

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Health Over Wealth

I worked with my pal Ed the other day on what I can only call, a very challenging job, without picking the scab of it’s afterlife. Watching Ed, as exhausted as I, soldier on without breaking a sweat looking as … Continue reading

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Kim This

 I’m amazed at the press over Kim Kardashian being robbed at gunpoint in her Paris hotel room after putting all her jewelry on social media. That’s like blaming fishermen for fishing after loading your pond with trout. Yeah, I know, … Continue reading

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Best Story Of The Week

 I’m in the 5 items or less check-out line at Whole Foods with a young kid around 20, in front of me, getting coffee and a muffin. I say, “Wouldn’t you like a little bag for your muffin?” It’s self-service … Continue reading

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Strapped

This morning, while running, I met a group of young, dashing Europeans coasting down Harlem Hill.  Tall, dark, built like steeds, like a Polo commercial with a dash of Versace thrown in. Their lime green and French blue shirts lit … Continue reading

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Are You Drunk Or Just Happy To See Me?

I’m writing this in my head, standing in a very long line at Whole Foods, the Epcot of organic supermarkets. There’s a guy in front of me who looks like a weight-lifter with arms the size of salamis, holding one … Continue reading

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A Good Summer Read

I like to read authors in threes, finding it’s the best way to get to know them, so discovering Steven Gaines on my library shelf, was quite a coup. Let’s start backwards with….Simply Halston, written in 1991 about the legendary … Continue reading

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Rained Out

I  Just got caught in a gigantic rainstorm having to run home drenched, looking like Olive Oyl in my vintage Diane von Furstenberg  little sundress, when I came blasting through the front door. Michael, the doorman, hid his eyes from … Continue reading

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