Letter from the Editor

Lisa Fine, Karen Klopp, Hilary Dick booksigning Creel & Gow

Dear Friends, 

Well November is blowing in on a chilly blast, and we are ready for it!   We will be shopping cozy sweaters, down vest, puffer coats and boots to get right into the season of downwardly spiraling temps. November is my favorite month, in the city, the pulse quickens, life is busy but not frenzied as December will be.   In the country, the leaves have fallen,leaving a muted landscape but one rich in shades and textures. And then along comes Thanksgiving, with opportunities to celebrate with friends and family and express appreciation for all our of our many blessings.  Our hearts go out to the victims of the West Coast Fires and if you would like to donate, here is a list from Charity Navigator of credible organizations where your donations will make a difference.  For our part, we are donating to CDC California Wildfire Recovery Fund as our Charity of the Month.

Signature KK for Karen Klopp

karen klopp and pam taylor model troy london by rosie van cutsem

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karen klopp, hilary dick, valerie steele at christian louboutin boutique, madison avenue

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Karen Klopp at Westminster School graduation in London

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karen klopp, adam klopp, john klopp

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karen klopp, john klopp

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Hudson Yards, kathy prounis

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Dear Friends,  I just returned from a heavenly holiday with close friends, bobbing in the sea aboard a sailing boat in the French West Indies.   John and I hadn’t experienced such a laid back sojourn in years. Nothing but the brilliant blue sky and seas, punctuated by cottony white clouds and billowing sails.  The luxury of time… Read More