Letter from the Editor

Hilary Dick, Karen Klopp Central Park Conservancy Hat Lunch.
Hilary & KK at the FLO Luncheon

Dear Friends, I am a few days late in May, as I just returned from the sunny south to a terrific week in the city.   Frederick Law Olmsted Luncheon in Central Park is a landmark event to honor the man who is known as the Father of Public Parks.  Read our article Olmsted 200 to learn of events throughout the year.  New York is bursting with excitement as the center of art world – TEFAF, Frieze New York, Whitney Biennale, and glamorous lunches and galas galore.   Event dressing has returned with great vigor,  and we will be showcasing the best of the season’s fashion.   Planning your summer sojourns – don’t forget to consider Packing for Travel Covid Edition for the best in packing lists and tips with clickable links for all the essential up-to-date info.  Email me for a complimentary code. Enjoy this glorious blooming season!

Karen Klopp, kk

Dear Friends,  April brings a sense of renewal and repurpose as symbolized by the sacred celebrations of Passover and Easter.   It is also Earth Month as concerned citizens of the world bring action and attention to preserving natural resources of our fragile planet.  Hilary and I will be shopping sustainably to bring you the… Read More

Dear Friends,  Folklore has it that “March roars in like a lion and exits as meekly a lamb.”  It was dependable as the Farmers Almanac until Global Warming came to bear.  Now March can be a seesaw of temperatures and storms – we will be ready for anything as we shop great trench coats and… Read More

Dear Friends, We’re in the mood for love, especially in February, with Valentines and Galentines galore.  And to make it even more special, granddaughter Louise aka Lulu turns one this month and is coming down south to celebrate!   I sent my darling this LL Bean Sled from our Winter Wonder’s Article – which also… Read More

Dear Friends,  The New Year was especially significant this year as it signaled the end of our bout with omicron and a return to a NYE of joy and celebration.  John and I tested positive about a week prior to Christmas – too many holiday lunches & drinks parties – so we packed Rocky in… Read More

Dear Friends,  This December, all at once, we are both celebratory and circumspect for what lies just ahead.   Omicron is lurking in the shadows and our desire is to blast the lights and expedite its disappearance.   The good news is that covid cases caused by this Scrooge are less serious and life threatening. … Read More

Dear Friends,  November has slipped in with some of the most delicious weather in recent memory.  The city is coming back to life and just in time to celebrate the imminent holidays. We had the pleasure of a few days in London and the countryside (See Packing for the UK) and it was wonderful to… Read More

Dear Friends, It’s October and the city is alive and well – restaurants, museum, galleries and theaters are adding to the excitement of a return to the new normal.  Vaccinations required & masks indoors is a small price to pay to get this town back on track and ready for its close up.  Let’s welcome visitors… Read More

Dear Friends, As September slips in, the days of summer are numbered.   I am always of two minds at this time of year, one is a melancholy mood that my most favorable season is on the wane, the other is the excitement of “getting back to it” and hitting the ground running.   This year… Read More

Dear Friends, How did we get to August already?  It happens every year, once 4th of July is celebrated, it is a quick slide into what is supposed to be the hottest month of the year – and I hope it is!   We are posting about travel this month, as we continue to recommend… Read More

Dear Friends, June just sort of snuck up after the cold and rainy Memorial Day Weekend. We are busy getting ready for Tribeca Film Festival, June 9 to 20,  and the Mashomack International Polo Challenge on June 26.  Life in the city is filled with excitement and anticipation as more and more in-person gatherings are taking… Read More