Letter from the Editor

hilary dick, Karen Klopp, NOMO hotel and restaurant.
Hilary & I at NOMO for a Birthday – not ours!

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 place.   Living in Carnegie Hill is a tickle at this time of year as spring fever has taken over the little ones on their way to and from the neighborhood schools.  They bound about seemingly in mid air making up songs and silly bits.  You can’t help but laugh at their antics.  It feels good to be outside witnessing the glorious life on the street once again. Hilary and I will be keeping up with everything you need for a stylish summer.   Speaking of summer plans, please go to Packing for Travel Covid Edition to view my eBook, published online during Covid.  It has loads of tips and clickable links to provide instant information on your upcoming destinations.   Whether you roam near or far, please stay healthy and safe.

Karen Klopp, KK

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

Karen and John Klopp with dog, Rocky

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.

Lily Darwin, Rebecca Darwin, Karen Klopp

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

Dear Friends, August brings a mixed bag of feelings.   It usually signifies the end of summer and the back-to-work mindset that is exhilarating.  But with the uncertainty swirling around us, the heady anticipation of the season is somewhat elusive.  Nonetheless,  after Labor Day  Hilary and I are planning to jump back into city life with… Read More

John and Karen Klopp wearing masks

Dear Friends, July brings a smattering of lifted spirits and cautiously opening doors to our months long shut down.  Signs of hope are in the air and on the streets and we are ready.  As waves of unrest sweep over our nation, we are hopeful for a more enlightened future.  This is the summer of the… Read More

Dear Friends,  As we head into June, and vapid covid vapors are finally lifting, we look forward to getting out a bit, strange as it might seem to some.  Hilary and I wondered if we should continue our work as the country is facing a new and deeper challenge.   We are sensitive to and support… Read More