Letter from the Editor

Happier days, goofing around!

Dear Friends, 

May has arrived, filled with hope and expectation for the lifting of corona demands, and getting back to our lives in the “new normal.”   Face masks, gloves, thermometers, social distancing, l will gladly comply to reunite with friends, family and colleagues.  I am not going to comment on “the good” to come out of this pandemic – just don’t see it that way.   Nor am I going to get political – not my style.  Just want to get back to it, whatever the “it” is.   So many people are risking their lives just to fill prescriptions, or provide groceries to the rest of us, and then there are the heroic frontline doctors, nurses and caregivers who have battled daily in this deadly war.   For them, I pray and continue to donate to organizations that are helping to keep them safe.  

Dear Friends, When I write my monthly letter, I usually look back at the previous years to see what was going on.   But April 2020 doesn’t resemble the past and never will. I am in Florida with John and in the scheme of things, it is not the worst place to be sequestered.   But… Read More

Karen Klopp, Pam Taylor, Palm Beach

  Dear Friends, March Madness is upon up and not just for the NCAA. It is a vibrant transitional month as the worst of winter’s woeful weather is mostly behind us and we look forward to welcoming the earliest shoots of spring.  This month we are celebrating our beloved St. Patrick’s Day and will be… Read More

Dear Friends,  Yikes!  It is December already.  The merry month is blowing in with a blast of snow, leaving us to inventory our cold weather gear and to start looking forward to our southern sojourn next month.  I like to pick a Christmas Tree as soon as the Thanksgiving dishes are put away. It is… Read More

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… Read More

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

Dear Friends, Here we are in the merry, scary month of October.    The trees are in high color as are our spirits as we approach the fall season with excitement and anticipation.    It took all of last month to get settled back into our fall routines and now we are ready and raring… Read More

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

Dear Friends, For once in the last many years, I am ready for September! I think it is the unseasonably chilly weather (yes, I love the high temps) that makes me want to get on with it. There are all of the exciting events upcoming in the season. I hope you saw our article in… Read More

Dear Friends,  August brings a bittersweet feeling as the closing of my favorite season is in site.   But the weather is divine, local produce is abundant and everything seems to slow down a bit, enabling us to savory every last bit of it.   Meals with friends al fresco, polo tailgating, afternoons of swimming,… Read More

Karen Klopp at Westminster School graduation in London

Dear Friends,  Oops July is one third past and I am just putting pen to paper – or rather fingers to keyboard.  July has been a most active month, beginning in London for a graduation, an inaugural trip to Wimbledon and catching up with friends.   The weather was perfect and I clocked 8 miles… Read More

karen klopp, adam klopp, john klopp

Dear Friends, June started out with the wedding of my eldest son Adam, so much fun and laughter, love and emotions, family and friends. Vivid and wonderful memories to cherish forever.  As the wedding took place at Coral Beach Club in Bermuda where John and I honeymooned almost 36 years ago, it held even more… Read More

karen klopp, john klopp

Dear Friends, May is chock full for all of us with graduations, weddings and tons of other delightful events to attend.  I am travelling to Morocco this month and cannot be more excited for the adventure with friends. With the wedding of my son Adam in Bermuda on June 1st, it is a happy and… Read More