A New York City Christmas 2020

Christmas 2020 has come and gone. It was a very different holiday season the world over. New York City was visibly changed this year. Noticeable were shuttered storefronts and holiday onlookers in short supply, COVID-19 test sites and outdoor igloo dining bubbles, and masked Atlas and Prometheus statues stood sentry in Rockefeller Center. But, the […]

Ode to the Exquisite: L. Becker Flowers

If you are in need of escape, L. Becker Flowers on East 83rd St. is just the place. The dappled ‘Swedish Light’ as Mr. Becker appropriately calls it, filters into the narrow space and lights on collected treasures of the exquisite. Glassware and vessels, rare objects and furniture, every direction gives nod to delight. The flowers are […]

Bird’s-Eye View: Tatzu Nishi’s Discovering Columbus

As my daughter had Election Day off, we decided a good thing to do after voting was to go see Tatzu Nishi’s Discovering Columbus, at Columbus Circle. A walk up six flights of stairs brings the viewer into an imagined modern living room for Columbus Circle’s Christopher Columbus statue complete with a large, flat screen TV […]

No. 6 & No. 10 John Derian

One of the things I love about having a blog is finally getting to see the places that have been on my list. John Derian is one of those places. I have admired his decoupage plates for years. With an emphasis on vintage botanical prints and memorabilia, what is there not to love? His two […]

City Topsy Turvy: Tomás Saraceno

For one-of-a-kind views of New York City, visit Tomás Saraceno On The Roof: Cloud City at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, through November 4, 2012. Photography Beth Horta for Sweet Sabelle.  

Windows of Choice

New York Fashion Week ended a week ago and I thought I’d pay homage by honoring the best-dressed windows in the city. The windows of Bergdorf Goodman have always held the highest appeal in my book. If I am slightly in the vicinity, I will veer over to 5th and 58th dragging anyone in my […]