September 14, 2016

When a Vest becomes a Gilet

Barbour Lowerdale Gilet at Orvis
Barbour Lowerdale Gilet at Orvis

Maybe I’m just square but vests were just that, vests, until one day they became Gilet. Maybe it’s sort of the same thing as one moment most fashion editors, TV hosts and museum curators were Americans until they were Brits, not that there’s anything wrong with that. What names will they all be called next, but I digress.READ MORE >

September 13, 2016

Daypack Do-Over

Filson Dry Duffle collection
Filson Dry Duffle collection

At the corner of Fifth Avenue and 17th street a guy passed by me with a daypack that caught my eye causing me to stalk him for a couple of blocks just to take in the details. READ MORE >

September 9, 2016

Coffee Culture

Pulling A Shot of Espresso
Pulling A Shot of Espresso

Every day in NYC I have a ritual I perform at about noon time. When I get up in the morning I usually have a glass of juice and maybe a hot cup of English Breakfast tea. After my ‘hour of power’, that would be my workout with Joe my trainer at the gym, I mosey on over to a favorite coffee shop of the moment for a cup of courage.READ MORE >

September 6, 2016

Hermineicane Watch

The beach off of Bridgehampton yesterday
The beach off of Bridgehampton yesterday

Labor Day means many things but on the East coast it often means hurricane season. In the 28 years I’ve been going out to East Hampton we’ve been through a few doozies. Hannah, Irene, Gloria, Hugo, Bob, Floyd and Sandy are just the most memorable. I remember all of them well. READ MORE >

September 5, 2016

Happy Labor Day

Venturo 9 and Shane Sweetnam
Venturo 9 and Shane Sweetnam

Labor Day weekend has traditionally been crowned with the Hampton Classic horse show in Bridgehampton. The crowds come to see the amazing equine athletes and to oggle the guests under the Grand Prix tent. I love watching the horses and riders negotiate the difficult course of staggeringly high and wide jumps as they race the clock for rounds clear of jump or time penalties. READ MORE >

September 1, 2016

Order-ish

1/3 of the actual 'closet'. As much as I dare show...
1/3 of the actual ‘closet’.  That’s as much as I dare show.

I don’t know if it’s because summer is ending and schools are opening but I feel this compulsion to organize my life, to clean it up and get it back on track. Or, at least get it to a place where I can see the track. I was thinking I might attack the ‘closet’ in my apartment which is actually a room. READ MORE >