Monthly Archives: March 2008

Beggar’s Banquet

(image: the New York Times) Sometimes, the simplest affairs are the best. That’s certainly true of the cocktail party. “You know,” said the architect at a recent club meeting as he passed around a silver platter of homemade croutons, “I … Continue reading

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Feeling a Little Shellfish

Tomorrow is the ever-younger Mrs. E.’s birthday and I have no idea what to cook for the occasion. Dinner will, of course, demand champagne. As will tonight’s, since it’s the last day of being her particular age… Not sure how … Continue reading

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l’Instant Bernier

(available from Antique & Contemporary Poster) Attending Rosamond Bernier‘s lecture “The Couture Parade” at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on Thursday, last, got me thinking. Here was a woman of a certain age, wearing and surrounded by, works of art. … Continue reading

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