Monday, September 6, 2010
Fabulous Dead People, by Christopher Petkanas, is one of the best regular columns on the New York Times' T Magazine website. This collection of witty, lightly acerbic essays is screaming to be published as a book, sort of a Cultural Amnesia for the Tatler readership. Mr. Petkanas chronicles the foibles of the (deceased) rich and famous in a snarkily refined and politely salacious tone, similar to the much-missed Vanity Fair writer Dominick Dunne. Fabulous Dead People is a drôle reminder that today's tabloid fodder pales in comparison to the scandals, eccentricities and personalities of yesteryear.
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
|image: Vanity Fair|
Why take vacation in July or August? Everyone else is, so enjoy the downtime at work, then take off in September! Full article here.
The weather is still perfect, great restaurants never have a long wait, traffic clears from all the scenic roads, and even the wind cooperates by blowing with a measured consistency that makes for perfect sailing.(Often, the rates are better, too!)