The Highline Hotel. A former theological seminary in Chelsea, it’s one of the coolest places to be. In good weather the courtyard is perfect—get coffee from an old Citroen truck. Inside, when the bar opens, you’ll feel like you’re just where you’re supposed to be. Dogs welcome!
Have you ever been to the Rubin Museum of Art? One of the most beautiful museums in the City, featuring art of the Himalayan regions. And an excellent gift shop. Well worth a trip to Chelsea. Dine in the Cafe, or outside at the Cafeteria, 17th and Seventh.
#Bodyguard, another compelling Netflix series, starring the hot Richard Madden (of Game of Thrones fame). The season 1 finale was the most watched show in British TV history. It’s a drama, a mystery, a thriller. And lots of women in powerful positions—intelligence, cops, bomb diffusers, the Home Secretary. Put it on your list.
This is a Barolo we really liked in Piemonte. Vivino is a really good app to find and buy wines. Take a picture of the label, and it tells you where and how to to get it. Especially when you travel. Try it!
Great show at the Cooper Hewitt—Tablescapes: Designs for Dining. In the 1920s and 30s, Marguerita Mergentime introduced not only color but words, designed to spark lively dinner conversation. Don’t miss the wall hanging from the 1939 World’s Fair. Here’s Virginia’s talk at the CH about her grandmother.
Just inhaled this fascinating book. Reads like fiction, complete with action and romance. Genghis Khan was fierce, and violent, but as he put his empire together he learned the value of respect for the way other people live and believe. Ahead of his time.