Thursday, May 29, 2008

Japa Mala Beads

I gave my prayer beads to the woman who served us lunch yesterday and now i have no beads. On saturday I will go back to two buttons for more beads. I miss them.

We Don't Get Many Days Like This

Everyone is pretty blissed out by so many beautiful days in a row. It's so beautiful. The wildflowers are blooming.I found this photo online today.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

The Stockton Inn -"There's a Small Hotel"

Accidentally found the perfect place for lunch today on the way back from Philadelphia by way of Camden. A great afternoon to celebrate Maggie H's many contributions to the arts.
This from the history of the Stockton Inn...

1933 Lorenz Hart, musical collaborator with Richard Rodgers, wrote the song, "There's A Small Hotel." That famous song was inspired by the Stockton Inn and it's tranquil garden setting. The song was originally intended for the Broadway Musical Jumbo produced by Billy Rose. Because of the length of the production, the song was pulled just before opening and later appeared in another of Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Harts collaborations, a 1936 Broadway hit, On Your Toes.

Band leader Paul Whiteman kept a regular table at Colligan's and signed off his radio and TV shows announcing he was "going to dinner at Ma Colligan's". The Inn became a mecca for writers, artists, and thespians. A table favored by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Dorothy Parker, Robert Benchley, Damon Runyon and S. J. Perleman became known as the "Algonquin Roundtable" in honor of their New York City hangout.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Another Image from Two Buttons

Exotic fabrics, beaded boxes, woven basket purses, buddhas, ancient dishes, carved animals, rainbow hats and a lovely vibe.

Lunch at the Frenchtown Inn

Kadie elaborates on the table linen, the wind, the angle of sunlight and stemware...

Two Buttons

Went to a grand-reopening party at a very special little warehouse store called "two buttons" in Frenchtown, today. I was very delighted to meet one of the store's "caretakers of wonder" author Liz Gilbert. I read her book "Eat, Pray, Love" almost 2 years ago and as I told her today, I have deliberately not finished it because I did not want the book to end. So, I met her husband today and I know if I continue reading the book...

The Senior Game

Very proud of number 7 and number 25 and so happy that for once in your lives you guys are on the same team.

Celebration of the Arts

My sister Jackie took this photo. I picked her up at the airport, kidnapped her and brought her to "Celebration of the Arts" before releasing her to visit my brother and his family. Thanks for everything Jackie.

Recent Photo

recent photo as promised.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Tom Waits Press Conference

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

The Darjeeling Limited

all the baggage - even monogrammed baggage- eventually gets tossed.

Wednesday, May 07, 2008


Today was Peter's day. Once again the good doctors and nurses at Memorial Sloan Kettering brought their healing arts to my little brother Peter and we are all grateful, so grateful to them for their collective wisdom, expertise, sensitivity and compassion. They understand the art of healing there. Peter you are blessed to have a wife like Alice who watches over you with the vigilance of a guardian angel -sons who adore you - a best friend who cannot imagine being anywhere but at your side when you go through the tough stuff, 6 brothers and sisters and a mom who need hourly updates because even though you are going through this alone - all of our hearts are right there with you. I hope that that all our prayers wash over you in your sleep, in your healing, in your waking thoughts.