Category Archives: NEW YORKERS

Tom’s New HAT • A BOLERO

J J’s had been here on 5th Avenue since 1911……New York’s oldest continually running hat shop….it is the “GO TO” store for New              Yorkers seeking a new hat.

 

I went shopping there today for my new hat…….which I will decorate for this years EASTER PARADE on 5th Ave.

My new hat………..being steamed and cleaned…….by my very cute salesman.

[ OOPS….I can’t remember his name]

I LOVE my new black wool felt……… BOLERO.

These are some of the LOVELY LADIES that will be appearing on my new BOLERO.

My Easter hat from 2018…..will be retired.

The VESSEL at Hudson Yards

If you want a view of the HUDSON RIVER…..and you want to climh 152 flights of stairs…………and wait in line for your “ticket to climb”……….head on down to West 34th street.

Is it a honeycomb….or a……….New Yorkers are calling it whatever they want.

It weights 60 tons and cost $150 million.

It is part of a new mega-mall on the Hudson River………even Neiman Marcus has opened a store there………….and 30 new restaurants are scattered about the buildings…….all very UPSCALE.   Tres chic…..and expensive.

LEE the Birder and ARTIST

My friend….LEE……..a birder and artist……..spends a lot of time in Central Park

painting the birds in WATERCOLOR.

When I see her in the park………I always buy one.

 

 

 

 

 

 

DIFFA • Dining by Design

DIFFA………..Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS.……….come together with designers to raise millions of dollars for HIV/AIDS victims.


On Monday night all of these tables will have diners enjoying………cocktails and extraordinary cuisine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Can you Bake a Cherry Pie TOMMY BOY TOMMY BOY?

I can try….I can try

And I did it….using frozen sour cherries and a lot of sugar…..a lard crust and…….

with NO cornstarch or tapioca.

 

 

 

Getting Wasted on St Pat’s Day

What would SAINT PAT Say?

Guiness……Kilkenny……..Harp…….or Smithwicks?


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DRANSFIELD and ROSS………Designers Extraordinaire

 

Their designs are………..

mystrieux, EXTRAORDINAIRE, merveilleus.

John Dransfield and Geoffrey Ross have given up their NYC apt…..and moved to the rolling hills of Somerset New Jersey.

The live is a 20 room house called CHERRYFIELDS.

Their favorite thing is to find a treasure at Flea Markets.

There are 7 guest rooms………so you can choose the one you want to sleep in.

This guest room is the favorite of single friends.

Their style in dining is one I like to use in my own apartment.

There are five sitting areas in the house.

Their casual arrangement of flowers is also one that I like to emulate.

The CHAIR………..like no other……….

This is their TV viewing room………oh so comfortable.

I don’t usually like to cover my books with art…..but I do like their choice.

The NAPKINS RINGS are also their design…..and sadly…….they are the only thing I own from their collections.

One of their favorite little sitting rooms……and perfect for a cup of tea.

These photos are by Manuel Rodrigues.

You can see the more of their house on the site of

ONE KING’S LANE