Star Power

No less than seven new productions highlight the new season at the Metropolitan Opera BY SARA EVANS   F  or us New Yorkers, regardless of what the calendar says, the New Year actually starts in September. School starts. People flock back to the city from the Hamptons and the Berkshires. […]


Flagler’s Last Stand

The Casa Marina, Key West’s Grand Hotel, is a gorgeous reminder of a bygone era. BY SARA EVANS here is an incredible romance to places the lie at land’s end, Down East Maine, the Cape of Good Hope, Norway’s North Cape, Cap Finistere.  And none of them is more special […]



Jewelry designed by an artist with a painters eye and a poet’s sensitivity!   A rt permeates the life and work of jeweler Marianne Hunter of Rancho Palos Verdes, California. It imbues her one-of-a-kind creations with a depth that transcends mere ornamentation. Throughout her acclaimed career, Hunter has brought a […]

Degas and the Nude
Art, Museum Show

Degas and the Nude

A gorgeous exhibition devoted to the artist’s nudes is on view  at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.   The first museum exhibition devoted exclusively to the extraordinary range of nudes by Edgar Degas—tracing their evolution from the artist’s early years, through the private and public images of brothels and […]



  Visions of Food and Form To Envision New Art Form Fusion of Food and Form Give Life to La Figa     F or Tiberio Simone and Matt Freedman, two of the most beautiful things in the world are food and the human body – not necessarily in that […]

Museum Show

His Baltimore Ladies

A terrific exhibition at the Jewish Museum shows what daring taste, adventurous minds and truly deep pockets can do. BY SARA EVANS   Matisse called them his “Baltimore ladies,” the Cone sisters, whose unerring eye for the next big thing, along with their endless enthusiasm  and enormous wealth, enabled them […]