Category Archives: New York

From FLO to Toe

Thursday, May 4, 2017 Conservancy guests arriving for the annual Hat Luncheon may be focused on their elegant, elaborate, inventive toppers but as they’re escorted down the stately stone staircase, the shoes they’re wearing also command attention. From glittery sandals … Continue reading

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Marriott Syracuse Hotel

Story and photos by Sharon King Hoge in Luxury Web While fancy contemporary resorts and spas are proliferating around the world, for an enjoyable return to the elegance and nostalgia of the good old days, check into the newly “rescued” … Continue reading

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So Much to see in New York’s Fair City

Don’t Accuse Syracuse of Being Dull Whether you pronounce it Seer-accuse, Sarah-cuse, or Sir-Accuse, New York’s fourth largest city and home of the annual state fair is worth a visit.  Many traces remain of the city’s extraordinary legacy as pre-Civil … Continue reading

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Nuggets of New York

Lesser Known Spots to Discover in Manhattan The Empire State Building, Tiffany’s and Trump Tower, Rockefeller Center and the Statue of Liberty, the Metropolitan Museum and MoMA are among Manhattan’s “must see” spots for tourists.  But the island is dotted … Continue reading

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Destination Bridgehampton: A Cavalcade of Chefs

Attending the Hayground School’s Annual Feast Travelers to the Hamptons know they can enjoy the food at ultra-popular Nick &Toni’s any night they can manage to wrangle a reservation.  But Toni, Toni Ross, is also a founding parent of the Hayground … Continue reading

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New York Social Diary Friends of Versaille

On another note, historical/cultural, you may have seen the American Friends of Versailles’ New York schedule which we published here last week. It was a fantastic five days of luncheons, lectures, tours of private houses and collections, cocktail receptions, dinners, … Continue reading

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Party Puddle Jumpers

by Sharon King Hoge in New York Social Diary In the mist-heavy air with raindrops threatening, we were expecting a flood of Wellies at this year’s Hat Luncheon. We did see a few pairs of tall boots, and at least … Continue reading

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Loot 2016–Global Baubles

Unique Jewelry Designs from Around the World Discovering unique local treasures is one of the many pleasures of travel. Brought home from overseas, handicrafts, implements, ethnic costumes can evoke memories of new cultures and happy times on vacation. For those … Continue reading

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Where to ‘Monkey’ in Manhattan

Places to Celebrate Chinese New Year in New York City 2016 is the Year of the Monkey in the Chinese lunar calendar and celebrations begin on February 8. Don’t be concerned if you can’t travel over for the festivities in … Continue reading

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Grand Finale of the Hampton Classic Horse Show

 Published on New York Social Diary Judging jumpers is the main event, but there’s another annual competition at the Hampton Classic Horse Show. For the grand finale afternoon this past Saturday, tables in the VIP Tent are elaborately decorated by … Continue reading

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New York City Summer Samplings

Published on Huffington Post Art Shows To See Before September Here today; gone tomorrow. Summer subsides all too soon, it seems — taking with it this year, a number of notable exhibits on temporary view in New York City. Interrupt … Continue reading

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Gurney’s Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa Review

With Hamptons accommodations focused on weekly and monthly house rentals, finding a resort for a short-term stay can be a challenge, particularly accommodations right on the beach. Ta-da! Presenting Gurney’s Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa. Under new management, the vintage 1926 … Continue reading

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New in the New Year: Fusion Furniture, Fashions of Herrera and the 30’s, Art Strike(s), Gifts Galore, and the Regency Reopens

Published on Cottages and Gardens      Regular patrons were welcomed back to their celebrated early morning routine when the Regency Hotel hosted a “Power Breakfast” to launch its newly-renovated Regency Bar and Grill.  Spike Lee, former Mayor David Dinkins, former … Continue reading

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Quick! 10 Things to See in New York Before They Close

Published in Huffington Post Some of New York’s must-see sites are permanent: Lady Liberty, the Empire State Building, Central Park, the Metropolitan Museum and other popular sites are always here. But exhibitions come and go. These are some shows that … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day Gift Roundup

Published on Cottages and Gardens      AS VALENTINE GIFTS, HEARTS AND FLOWERS ARE ONLY STARTERS. Here are some unusual–maybe even offbeat–ideas for Valentine treats.      Italian Chocolate Add a new twist to a Valentine staple with designer chocolates personally tasted … Continue reading

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