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If there is a Belgium word for pavlova then this should be it. Merveilleux names the new bakery on the upper east side, as well as their signature sweet, a tower of whipped cream wrapped around the delicate crunch of … Continue reading

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Norman Rockwell

There aren’t many men I would go to New Jersey for, but this was an exception. The Newark Museum was hosting a hero that even Manhattan could not lure. The creator of Rosie the Riveter and the receiver of the … Continue reading

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International Pillow Fight Day

World diplomacy took a feathery but firm direction last weekend with the celebration of International Pillow Fight Day in Washington Square. Students from nearby NYU took a modern movement to a mosh pit of mirth. Comfy cushions were swung and … Continue reading

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NY Historical Society

There is more to the New York Historical Society than chronicles. Last Friday night Abe Lincoln was standing on the front steps to welcome me as I dashed past in the rain, blurring a photo op but not able to … Continue reading

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FYI Breads Bakery has taken flat white coffees off the chalk board. Do not be deterred. This was the result of a discrepancy between the coffee supplies and team of baristas about how the unique offering should be brewed. So … Continue reading

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Veiled Vision

From my semi embalmed horizontal state, the outside world looked like a dream. But hopefully with a happy ending. I was under wraps at the Christine Valmy beauty school, one of the finest in NYC and the first in America … Continue reading

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Law and Order

Not all who are summoned may serve…

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Oat meals

A dalliance with dietary diversity has seen the best of us dance between the desirable and the dubious. As I was riding in search of the former – the seasonal and somewhat elusive hot cross bun – I encountered the … Continue reading

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Waltzing Matilda

There is not a billabong or coolibah tree within cooee, but waltzing matilda has brought a flowering of antipodean beauty to New York City. While the much anticipated Conservatory Gardens is still in bud, Park Avenue is blooming with new … Continue reading

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Diners and dining

The Lexington Candy Shop Luncheonette looks like the real thing. Coca cola bottles collected from around the world have been filling the windows since 1925. The menu looks very much the same as it did then, and the staff happily … Continue reading

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