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Saturday, December 15, 2007

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Catherine Servel

Take a look at the work of my friend, New York based, French born Catherine Servel.
Much fashion photography currently lacks craft & ambition ; but the elegant, feminine and sometimes whimsical work of Catherine is an homage to great photography and it celebrates style.

in the forest © Catherine Servel

Catherine's color palette is distinct and exquisite. Her imagery re-appropriates & recycles cultural symbols & icons, creating a modern interpretation of beauty.

past & present © Catherine Servel

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

The String Orchestra of Brooklyn

Check out Eli Spindel's -Brother of Molly- Orchestra ©The SOB

The String Orchestra of Brooklyn’s
Saturday, December 15th, 2007 at 8:00PM

St. Ann + the Holy Trinity Church
157 Montague Street, Brooklyn Heights, NY

Kimberly Sogioka, alto
Adam Forman, timpani

Bach: Erbarme dich, mein Gott from the St. Matthew's Passion
Torelli: Christmas Concerto
Vaughn Williams: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Mozart: Serenata Notturna, k239

Suggested donation: $10
More info here: www.thesob.org

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Hannah and Her Sisters

Woody Allen's Oscar winning "Hannah and Her Sisters" will be playing at Manhattan's Film Forum December 14 - 24, 2007.

Monday, December 10, 2007


A recent visit to my (outstanding) Veterinary office prompted me to do some research on some feline ailments and I subsequently came across an article written by Allen Salkin titled "Vet Hospitals Compete for Best in Show", published on July 22, 2007 in
The New York Times, that talks about veterinary care in Manhattan.

Cats & Dogs In NYC (click the image to enlarge) © Nina Buesing

New Yorkers (this one included) love their animals and in typical New York fashion New York has responded with not just one but two specialist filled Animal Hospitals. The Animal Medical Center in particular is a far cry from "All Creatures Great and Small" as the hospital's multi-story complex towers over the East River -- and because it handles over 50,000 animals per year.
It must seem like nothing but extravagance & misguided anthropomorphism to many what some might spend on the care of their animal. But in a town where Birkin bags are mundane and the real estate market is still prospering, it surely is not unexpected. However it is not just the wealthy that spring for first rate veterinary care, animal hospitals treat animals that come from all sorts of homes and animal day care is a thriving business catering mostly to middle class New Yorkers. I like to think that this is because New Yorkers are a compassionate bunch, but I suspect it also has to do with the disporic family situations so common in New York City, and how that nourishes the relationship people have with their animals.
I know it can be a tough call between emotion and reason when an animal ails. Having a relationship with an experienced veterinarian I think is key to keeping perspective & to making the best decisions. Dr. Skip Sullivan at The Cat Practice is that veterinarian for us. Dr. Sullivan is one of a kind (and soon to be a published author) , so if you are looking for a doctor for your feline, I recommend Dr. Sullivan and the rest of the excellent staff at New York's The Cat Practice.

The Sartorialist

Great global people & fashion watching on: www.thesatorialist.blogspot.com.

If you go through the archive you will find great impromptu shots of an 'Elegant Biker, Paris', 'Left Bank' chic ; practical but tasteful Soho style, and lots of other portraits of stylish & creatively dressed people from all around the world in all age groups. There is also a 'favorite' section worth checking out. Lots of my favorites were taken in Paris.