Notes on Manhattan

Love seems to dictate where I live. I moved to London three decades ago to be with my then boyfriend. And I’m moving back across the Atlantic now for the same reason (different boyfriend). Sounds so simple. Basically, just a round trip ticket with a thirty-year layover. But a lot has changed. For starters, my…

Foodie Mecca Comes to Chelsea

Alongside the Chelsea outposts of Chloe, Cartier, Kate Spade and J Crew, a slew of old-school shops have moved in: a butcher, a baker, and in lieu of the candlestick maker, a cheesemonger, and green grocer. These new neighbours, who revere culinary staples as highly as handbags, have already become institutions on Pavilion Road, an…

Rauschenberg at Tate Modern – A Must See

Run don’t walk to Tate Modern’s retrospective of the late Robert Rauschenberg opening Thursday, which is not only visually sublime, but also explains the motivations behind the late American artist’s incredibly diverse career. He is one of my all-time favourite artists. Somehow he manages to make canvases packed with everyday objects like a bucket, an…