Easy and Elegant Life

The Search for Everyday Elegance and the Art of Living Well.

(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 […]

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 […]

(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 […]