Tag Archives: Lily Hoagland

Making MAD

Barbara Tober doesn’t just break the mold of every role she takes on. She pulverizes it, gathers the rubble, and has the pieces made into tasteful decorative artwork for her mantle. Her quick wit, sharp determination, and expressive joie de vivre have served her well in life, whether running a magazine or a museum—in this …

Real Lace Revisited

Our longtime contributor Jamie MacGuire is out with a new book this month, just in time for St. Patrick’s Day. Real Lace Revisited is an updating of Stephen Birmingham’s 1973 best seller, Real Lace, which chronicled the rise of the first wealthy Irish families in America. Jamie sat down with Lily Hoagland to talk about …

Plating the Town Red

“REALLY, WE HAVE about 80 percent of regulars…ah, one second, please.” Alireza Niroomand, the general manager of SoHo’s Sant Ambroeus, pops out of his seat. With a gazelle’s shuffle, he crosses the marble floor of the restaurant and intercepts a young Dorothy Dandridge–type on her way out. He teases her about her new boyfriend, with …