Hurricane Season 2017 was devastating. On the personal front, my parents (in St. Martin) do have electricity again but still no phone service. I haven’t spoken to them since the day before Hurricane Irma. Most of the power is back in St. Martin, over 90%. Meanwhile in Puerto Rico, 80% of the island is still … Continue reading Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria – How to Help
The one-two punch of the SONY hack from a few weeks ago and the terrorist attack in Paris on Wednesday, is a clear reminder that the right to express oneself is very important in a modern society. This is a bigger issue than a comedy or a cartoon. Without freedom of expression, democracy cannot exist. … Continue reading Weekend Inspiration – Freedom of Expression
I woke up today to the news that one of the most important fashion designers of our time had passed away. Despite his five decades in the industry, de la Renta was not one to live in the past. He made classic, yet contemporary clothes. It is rare to see a designer dress society ladies, … Continue reading Oscar de la Renta – RIP
I wonder if we could re-set this week. Every time I turned on the news in the morning before my workout, there was some horrific, sad, or tragic breaking news. I had to look at something relaxing and beautiful. A picture of interior designer Muriel Brandolini’s pool, featured in Architectural Digest was just what I … Continue reading Weekend Inspiration – Muriel Brandolini’s Pool – Hamptons, NY
The news this week has been horrible. I’m up at 3:00 a.m. I cannot sleep. I must remind myself not to look at Breaking News before I go to bed. This week Weird Al Yankovic (yes, he’s still around) has dropped his new parody album. While “Tacky” was quite funny, “Word Crimes”, a parody of … Continue reading Weekend Inspiration – Word Crimes – Weird Al Yankovic
I’m always curious about abandoned houses. I wonder who lived there and what happened to the house. Renovating an old house, especially one that hasn’t been lived in for a while, is not an easy task. Last week, two stories about two very different renovations were in the spotlight. First up, the New York Times … Continue reading A Tale of Two Houses
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