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Dear Irving

At 55 Irving Place in Union Square, there’s a series of steps leading up to an unmarked door. Behind the door is a succession of dimly-lit rooms, each uniquely decorated […]
Dear Irving

Manhattan by Sail

After dinner and birthday cake at Merchants River House, my birthday celebration continued in the best possible way: with a sunset sail on Manhattan by Sail‘s Shearwater Classic Schooner. As […]
Manhattan by Sail

Quadrille High

The Quadrille season doesn’t end with the formal Quadrille Ball. Rather it officially concludes months later, when the Quadrille dancers get together to host a party to thank the Junior […]
Quadrille High

Anastasia

Once upon a December March, I saw Anastasia on Broadway. I was aware of the history of the real Anastasia, of course, but I had never seen the animated movie. So […]
Anastasia

Death & Co

Even though they’re technically no longer necessary due to the twenty-first amendment, New York City is still known for its speakeasies. And there’s one in particular I’d been wanting to […]
Death & Co