Park Avenue, New York, 1981. Photographer Arthur Elgort.
Me in Santa Margherita, Italy in 1996. No, not Santa Margherita … Portofino, just across the bay.
My maternal grandfather, Abraham Ballin, who fled Riga, Latvia for Sheffield, England at the turn of the last century. Part of the exodus of Eastern European Jews taking flight from the Russian pogroms.
William Shakespeare’s Ophelia. From Hamlet.
Bubbly, on the occasion of Monique’s birthday.
A glove shop in Rome. Longing to return.
Tortellini in brodo.
An elegant meal for one in Bologna, Italy. Longing to return.
The beach in Nice.
Those loungers aren’t free!
My favorite sweets from Provence: candied clementines, praline “birds egg” chocolates and almond calissons. Longing for some right now.