Letter from the Editor

Lily Darwin, Rebecca Darwin, Karen Klopp
Rebecca Darwin, Lily Darwin, Garden & Gun Magazine, Karen Klopp
Lily & Rebecca Darwin under the tree.

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 Madison Avenue reporting on what’s new in stores and presenting our collection of shoppables.   When we began What2WearWhere.com it was our intention to,  “Take the guesswork out of dressing,  the legwork out of shopping and the panic out of packing.”   Now more than 10 years later, we remained committed to the contributive concept.   It is also exciting to announce that Packing for Travel, From Jetset to Trekset the Definitive Globe Trotting Guide will be available as an ebook, updated with an extensive chapter of how to travel safely in the Covid-19 pandemic.   Be well, stay safe, be kind.  

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

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… Read More

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