Friday, November 27, 2009

Slideshow of Christmas Windows in NYC

All Christmas parties should resemble this one, depicted in a window at Bergdorf Goodman on 5th Avenue.

They had the best windows by far of any of the stores. Click the photo to see the slideshow I posted on Flicker. You'll need a Facebook account to view them. Enjoy.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Househunters Episode in Paris rebroadcast!

If you've somehow managed to miss the show the past six months about our Paris pied-a-terre, it's airing again on Monday at noon Eastern/Pacific on HGTV (episode link for more info).

Mary just got back from a week there and said it still looks great, after more than 50% occupancy the last 11 months. She said it hardly looks like anyone's been there. Credit out management company - Adrian Leeds - and designer - Martine di Matteo - for recommending quality furnishings and then managing it well.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Cold Spring on just a cool day

Just a sampling of some of the colors we saw in Cold Spring today. As much as I'd like to say I rode my bike there, we took the more comfortable route via the train. Nice ride, by the way. A lot less effort than the bike...

Mary took the photo at upper right (click on it for a larger version. I took the one below left, as we were waiting for the train home.

There's not a whole lot to do in Cold Spring, but we enjoyed ourselves on a nice, cool day outside the city, whiling away a few hours drinking hot chocolate in the town honky tonk, meandering through a handful of the village's seemingly dozens of antique shops, and strolling by this picturesque Episcopal church at bottom right. At bottom left is a sunset I captured from the moving train on the way home, somewhere south of Bear Mountain on the West side of the mighty Hudson River.