Category Archives: Restaurants

$275 GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICH

For 40 years this has been my “GO TO” place for steak………the HOMESTEAD STEAK HOUSE.

It was opened in 1868………..and is a bit pricey……….but….oh the STEAKS!

For the GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICH you will have to fork over $275 plus tax and tip.  They use cheese that can only be bought at auction in Japan.

Good homemade PEANUT BUTTER is used………….for $89.

MY PORTERHOUSE is still only $125……….enough for two.

Potatoes are extra.

The many layered chocolate cake is standard fare……….but delicious.

HOTEL LUTETIA PARIS…….Renovated for $200 million…..and now open.

In the 1920’s……  guests were Charles de Gaulle, James Joyce, Albert Camus.  Picasso and Matisse lived here in the 1030’s.  In the 1950’s Josephine Baker crooned in the bar.


More recent guests ……..Brad Pitt and Catherine Deneuve…..and the list goes on.

After 100 years………the grand LUTETIA is once again grand.  When I stayed here in 1970….my room was $20 [and that was a lot]……..now it is almost $1000.

Bar Josephine…..Murano glass chandeliers ………new baths.  There are seven signature suites  but those go for $5000 a night.

$180 dollar steak sandwich……..in NYC

And you can get yours at a new sandwich shop called DON WAGYU in the wall Street area.  Comes with french fries and a half of a pickle.  Wall Streeters are standing in line for the sandwich.

Tax and tip are extra.

DESIGNING DIGITAL COLOR at the Cooper Hewitt

The Cooper Hewitt Museum on Fifth Avenue…..part of the Smithsonian………is in the Andrew Carnegie Mansion…….

The Museum itself is as unique as the exhibitions.

Gallery Goer……..and the map of the state of Michigan………

Me…….in the wallpaper room……….in front of a wallpaper that I designed.

Art before digital………and the creation of art today created digitally.

Renate………a fashion designer………is visiting from Paris……..so we toured the exhibit together.

The museum has a garden…..perfect for a lunch break………

 

VENICE • Club del Doge Restaurant

 

ON MY BUCKET LIST for this year……..

9 PARIS RESTAURANTS you must try this summer

 

If you can’t make it to all nine…………then pick three………

You can google their address…………

Le Grande Restaurant – Jean Francois Piege

Restaurant Guy Savoy

Restaurant David Toutain

SEPTIME

CAFE STERN

Le CLOWN Bar

Cafe de L’HOMME

MONSIEURE BLEU

Cafe MOLLIEN

COCKTAILS on the Terrace • NY Athletic club

The location of the NY ATHLETIC CLUB is so convenient……just off Fifth Avenue and a block from Central Park.

The rooftop terrace is……fun….sun….and cocktails………or tea.

It’s fun to see my apartment  there in the tower in the distance……..from one terrace to another.

Tid-bits are served……….blue cheese bruschetta with mango for starters.

CAKEBREAD CELLARS………….ordered that just because the name is so amusing.