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The 39 Steps–HVSF-style

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012
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There’s a laugh-riot going on in the Hudson Valley, cleverly done with magnificently-talented actors. While I thought I was headed to a predictable performance of

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Gorgeous Gift Books From Thames And Hudson

Monday, June 18th, 2012
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The other day, a friend of mine asked me if I could recommend a good house gift; she’s going to a friend’s beach house this

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Hoop Dreams

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011
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“Early evidence of earring wearing is evident in the Biblical record. In Exodus 32:1–4, it is written that while Moses was up on Mount Sinai,

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The Importance of Being Frank

Sunday, April 17th, 2011
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The real life biography of Frank Abagnale, Jr. is so much stranger and more extraordinary than any believable fictionalization could possibly depict. Starting at age

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Janice Hall Stylishly Interprets Dietrich

Saturday, February 26th, 2011
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“People don’t think of Marlene Dietrich as a singer. I don’t think she did either.*” Janice Hall has no such issue. Operatically trained, the artiste’s

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Set in Style: Van Cleef & Arpels at the Cooper-Hewitt

Friday, February 18th, 2011
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The jewels are to die for. Don’t bring your checkbook or credit card. These amazing pieces are not for sale. Since opening its doors on

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Fascinating Aida – Absolutely Miraculous

Friday, December 25th, 2009
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Fascinating Aida is…a cross between Absolutely Fabulous (Ab-Fab) and Tom Lehrer. (For those of you too young to remember the latter, he was a master

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