Letter from the Editor

Karen and John Klopp at Old Downton Estate

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 be traveling across the pond once again.  London is bustling – everyone is back in the office, out and about at restaurants, clubs, and on the street.  Hilary and I are in full swing to bring you the best of what to wear to navigate and celebrate the upcoming season.  Where are you off too?  Send us your destination and we will send you one of our stylish Personalized Packing Lists.  And speaking of packing, please remember Packing for Travel Covid Edition is available as an eBook on Issuu.com.  This month we are proud to partner with Hope for Depression Research Foundation as our Charity of the Month.   Find out the latest research into this widespread disease. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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

Dear Friends, May is upon us with a revival of life back to the way it will become for now.  I am thrilled to return north to experience the best that the city has to offer.  Life on the street, observations of nature, the dogs, the wee ones on their way to school, and dining tables… Read More

Dear Friends,  April brings a sense of renewal and repurpose as symbolized by the sacred celebrations of Passover and Easter.   It seems especially meaningful this year as we slowly recover from the endless isolation of Covid. April also celebrates Earth Month as concerned citizens of the world bring action and attention to preserving natural… Read More

Dear Friends,  I know we have turned a calendar page, but it doesn’t feel like March. Covid has jumbled my sense of timing and protocols.  What I do feel is extreme optimism at last.  Dial back a year ago and the mood was fearful as this “This Thing” loomed large and uncertain.  There was no… Read More

Dear Friends, It’s beginning to look a lot like the Holidays!   Miracle on Madison is back and available both for in store and phone in shopping.  So don’t miss a chance to have your holiday purchases benefit The Society Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center MSK KIDS. This year more than ever, the shops need… Read More

Dear Friends, November blows in with a gust of wind and perhaps winds of change! Whatever the outcome in the 2020 Presidential Election, the upcoming days are sure to be an instructive lesson in civic engagement. Stay tuned! For our small part in stimulating the woeful corona economy, Hilary and I will continue to present our curated collection of wonderful things.

With great vigor, we are celebrating fall with the arrival of October! The chill is in the air, the leaves are starting to explode with extraordinary brightness. Restaurants are finally seating indoors, schools are open, streets are bustling and we are ready for a fresh start. Optimism abounds, except in politics – not going there.

Dear Friends,  This year the summer seemed to pass by in a flurry while in a corona haze of sameness and virtual monotony.   I am anxious to get back to life in the city and a routine that resembles life prior to this insidious disease.  For our part, Hilary and I will be scouting… Read More