November 1, 2016

Istanbul Travel Diaries

Eric Gaskins Istanbul

My dear friends Eric Gaskins, of Emperor’s Real Clothes, and Anton Bronner just returned from a whirlwind tour of Europe, visiting four countries in three weeks. Their last stop was Istanbul, returning just before the increased warnings for US tourists travelling to Turkey. Despite the threats they had a fantastic stay, which Eric brilliantly documents in his recent posts. I’ve always wanted to go to Istanbul, on the cusp of east and west and full of history, it’s high on my list of places to see. Until things calm down the next best thing is to read up on it and no better place to start than the links below.

Istanbul: Ottoman Dream

Istanbul: City of Cats

Istanbul: Standing on the East and West

Istanbul: Grand Bazaar

Istanbul Hamans

October 28, 2016

Halloween Decorations On the Upper East Side

Halloween 1

A strange occurrence happens each October on the upper east side of Manhattan. Some of the most valuable real estate in New York becomes the setting for elaborately staged tableaux of horror. Continue reading “Halloween Decorations On the Upper East Side”

October 26, 2016

Neighborhood Watch: The Main Floor of Bergdorf Goodman

Celine main floor bergdorf goodman

If you’re hunting for treasure and are in possession of an American Express Black Card, the recently remodeled main floor of Bergdorf Goodman will not disappoint. Continue reading “Neighborhood Watch: The Main Floor of Bergdorf Goodman”

October 25, 2016

In Search of the Perfect Camel Coat

Caroline Murphy

An enormous hole in my wardrobe is the lack of a classic camel hair coat. I’ve had two in my lifetime, one a fantastic double breasted oversized Calvin Klein which was unconstructed and unlined, the other a very long belted version from Joseph Abboud women’s collection. Continue reading “In Search of the Perfect Camel Coat”