Month: April 2016

Palm Beach: Pretty in Pink

A confection of a property: 680 South Ocean Boulevard in Palm Beach, Florida, is a stunning oceanfront estate inspired by the brilliance of the Atlantic Ocean on an oversized, approximately 3/4-acre lot. Available on the market for the first time, this oceanfront dreamscape features extensive indoor and outdoor living areas with beautifully manicured gardens featuring …

Gracie Mansion Conservancy and First Lady Chirlane McCray Launch Gracie Book Club

The Gracie Mansion Conservancy released a statement earlier today announcing the launch of the Gracie Book Club, which will foster conservation on a selection of literary works, the release said. The book club will be a collaborative effort between First Lady Chirlane McCray and New York–based authors. For its inaugural season, McCray and moderators James …

In the Vault

110 east 42nd street has witnessed the bustle of business as Bowery Savings Bank and, then, the swirl of society as Cipriani 42nd Street. But the invitation on the entrance is a constant—“A MUTUAL INSTITUTION CHARTED 1834 TO SERVE THOSE WHO SAVE”—though, perhaps, the meaning of “save” has come to accommodate the spirit of “philanthropy.” …

An Ease of Giving

Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller—“Nels” to his legions of pals and pols—was a modern day philanthropist in a bygone era of Establishment partisanship. His four brothers and one sister would become legendary pace setters in 20th Century philanthropy; yet this privileged son, with a kind and common touch, brought philanthropy to politics, dispersing public funds from Albany(!) …

A Dream Home in Greenwich

“Laurel Hill” is a dream project of renowned interior designer Cindy Rinfret. Set on 5.24 acres protected by conservation land, this French country home reflects a sophisticated yet casual lifestyle. The high level of taste of the owner is reflected throughout the limestone and hardwood floors, high-beamed ceilings, four fireplaces with antique mantels, exquisite millwork …