Month: July 2016

Nancy’s 90th

Every summer in Los Angeles, usually the last week in July, I always gave a dinner for several friends who had birthdays close to one another. Birthday parties mean cake—or in this case, cakes—and everyone’s favorite dishes. Nancy Reagan loved fish, so I served Mountain Trout from Washington State. David Jones was always happy with …

The Italian Way

Gianni Agnelli has been dead for 13 years but still his name resonates when people discuss Italy, style, or the Fiat automobile company. Gianni was the founder’s grandson, and became Fiat’s president sometime during the Sixties. Throughout his life—one I was privileged to observe in my youth—Gianni fought with all the powers he controlled in …

The Globetrotter’s Closet

Our readers are known for their constant jetting around! All that travel—whether it’s to your cottage in Nantucket or estate in Southampton—can be very stressful to pack for. You can finally cross off the panic of packing. Writer and woman-about-town, Karen Klopp, has written a brilliant guide to packing and dressing for every event or …