Letter from the Editor

Karen Klopp and family, Columbia University graduation
CBS Graduation Day with Family

Dear Friends,  “June is busting out all over” and what a joy to observe nature at its showy best – peonies, lilacs, irises all blooming in profusion. I am thrilled to be back in NYC with all of its vibrancy and going to take advantage of the city’s new activities like CityPickle, and vow to visit one museum or gallery per week.  June is a chaotic transition month with schools out, camps book, families heading out of the city for summer travel.  Hilary and I will keep sending our savvy fashion advice as we comb the shops for the latest & greatest in seasonal styles.   Summer is here and we plan to get every shimmering drop of sun and fun we can.   Planning travel?   Here is a complementary link to Packing for Travel, chock full of travel tips and packing list to help you on your way!   xxookk

Dear Friends,  I am thrilled to be back in  New York City with the streets abuzz with sounds and excitement, the park in full bloom and events galore.  First Monday in May – the Met Ball, first Wednesday in May – the Hat Lunch, Lenox Hill Neighborhood House Spring Gala, Women in Conservation Luncheon, TEFAF… Read More

Dear Friends,  No fooling, April has arrived and with it the promise of the season in all its glory. For those of us who have wintered in the south, it is a bittersweet time of saying goodbyes and packing up.  From our northern friends, we hear of beautiful days and signs of spring in every… Read More

Dear Friends,  March Madness is here – not referring to the tournament but to the seesaw of temperatures and storms that have come to expect.  “In like a lion, out like a lamb” no longer applies for the months exits with the same ferocity as it enters.  We will be ready for it all  as… Read More

Dear Friends, We’re in the mood for love, especially in February, with Valentine’s and Galentine’s galore.  And to make it even more special, granddaughter Louise aka Lulu turns two this month and is coming down south with her baby sister, Bunny,  to celebrate!   Coming up this month we will be posting on events both… Read More

Dear Friends,  January brings a sense of relief of surviving the holidays in good health and spirits.  As we make our way south for the majority of the winter season, I find myself eager to take on new challenges.  Hilary and I are brainstorming ways to improve What2WearWhere.  If you have any ideas, please pass… Read More

Dear Friends, December is here in all its glory!  The ghost of Covid past and future still linger in the corners but nothing is stopping the celebration of this year’s beloved holiday. Breathtaking decorations abound and the lilt of seasonal tunes ramp up the excitement.  Social life is back and the cause for great cheer –… Read More

Dear Friends, November launches with a bit of bluster in politics and in the weather. It is my favorite landscape of the year and in it the wonderful celebration of Thanksgiving, which in recent years has taken on even more meaning as we gather together, with the sting of covid’s separation still a fresh memory.   It… Read More

Dear Friends,  October is a stunning month – in both the vibrant shades that flame the trees to the abundance of events that crowd our calendars.   As the temperature drops, it is time to peek into your closets and take inventory of your fall fashion needs. Hilary and I will be shopping nonstop for… Read More

Dear Friends, Ah August!  I cannot get enough of the month that smolders with heat and a wave of travel and activities.   I am writing this from Italy where I attended the most memorable wedding in Lake Como – a bucket-list destination that exceeded my expectations.  And now onto Porto Ercole to enjoy days spent… Read More

Dear Friends,  It’s July, my very favorite month of the year – the long days of summer are stretched out ahead to bask in the glorious weather and bounty of the land. Breakfast at Wimbledon makes for delightful coffee and computer  time.  Travel is on the rise – it seems like everyone is going to Europe… Read More