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China Fashion Night

Extraordinary Chinese fashions insured for two million dollars, impress guests at the first annual Chinese Fashion Night Gala.

Novel and New

Purveyors of inventive gifts, novelties, household items and other goodies packed into the Javits Center and Pier for the annual August Gift Show. We walked up and down the aisles and here are some of the items that caught our eyes.

Hamptons Happenings: Top Timers and Tables

One of the largest horse shows in the country, the Hampton Classic is in its third decade as the "must do" major closing event of the summer out on the East End.

Fall Fashion Fete

Michael Kors, lauded by well-dressed fans, receives the Couture Council Award for Artistry in Fashion at the kick-off event of the fall fashion season.

Summer Songs and Scenery

As if the lush green scenery of the Berkshires, Catskills and Hudson River Valley weren't soul satisfying enough, each locale offers extraordinary music to complement the views. Driving through fields of corn and cattle this weekend took me to three iconic venues.

A La Moda

MODA, Fame, and the Accessories shows filled up the Javits Center for a few days in August with resort collections and peeks at what's coming for fall. It's fun to wander around and see some of the upcoming trends -- here are a few examples of options in different categories.

Paris Proceedings

Versailles and the Louvre Tuileries are always thronged with visitors, but they were particularly busy in June with extra events added to the customary tours and visits. Events to raise funds for restoring Queen Marie Antoinette's Guards Room and an exhibit of spectacular nature photographs were added to the Paris' agenda.

Spa Sampler

Every summer some spas from around the world come to New York and set up exhibits and demonstrations to give members of the media examples of the services they offer. This month we stopped by Gotham Hall and explored.

Tea Two Times

It was double duty when this year's 16th annual Tea for Two produced Tea for FOUR Hundred.

Baccarat New Flagship Store Opening

Baccarat has expanded its presence on Madison Avenue by moving down the block to a new store with more space and notable features.

The Art of Transformation

Guests gather in East Hampton to celebrate an upcoming exhibit on Yoga and the gala, which will open the show.

Stylish London

While Paris has the reputation of a fashion capital, right now in London styles are all the rage with no fewer than three exhibits focused on clothing designs and trends through the years.

City Parks and Gardens

Nestled among the skyscrapers of Wall Street are some enticing green spaces and we spent a recent summer evening enjoying the patches of urban countryside.

Avalanche of Anniversaries, Accolades, and Awards

It's was almost social chaos in May as New York City rushed to round up the pre-summer season celebrating anniversaries, bestowing awards and partying.

Kips Bay Show Rooms

The Grande Dame Kips Bay Decorator Show House held its 41st definitive spring show, converting an elegant 1899 Upper East Side townhouse into an assembly of decorators' dream rooms.


With vacation season just getting underway, Marriott hotels have come up with a way to help prep us for downtime. We traveled down to Cancun to sample the experience.
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