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…

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Art-y Weekend Outside New York

Unlike London, Manhattan is pretty black and white. It’s urban with a capital U. If you want laid-back and leafy, go somewhere else. But what if you love New York City and at the same time  crave a little space, oxygen, green? Not a problem. I recently spent a weekend in and around New Canaan,…

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Pacing Manhattan

Every time I fly to New York I have a mile-long list of cultural, art-y things  I can’t wait to see. Every time I leave New York  I get discouraged by how little of that list I have seen. I’ve seen a lot, just not what’s on my list. I become another person when I…

Art for Good – Gund for Art

Philanthropic superwoman Agnes Gund has more awards and sits on more boards than I have anti-ageing creams. Beyond the arts, Ms. Gund supports women’s issues and the environment. But the cause that is dearest to her heart is arts education. Nearly 40 years ago today, Ms. Gund created Studio in a School, a program where working…