COLUMNS

1st Person stories about each subject in the magazine.

MY FAVORITE RESTAURANT / Pizzeria Delfina

FIRST PERSON: by Anna Addoms I’m a true foodie – so much so that if you looked up the definition in a dictionary, you’d find my photo. I probably have a few recommendations for every kind of food and the options I give you depend on what kind of…

MY FAVORITE DESIGNER / Donald Pliner

FIRST PERSON: by Anna Addoms For almost 30 years, Donald Pliner has built a reputation for innovative materials, remarkable design and quality craftsmanship in men’s and women’s luxury footwear and accessories. The brand is known for combining premium leather and materials with impeccable design while holding quality fit…

MY FAVORITE MUSEUM / The Accademia Gallery

FIRST PERSON: by Anna Addoms Founded in 1784 upon Grand Duke Leopoldo of Lorena’s decree, La Galleria dell’Accademia was created to host a collection of antique and modern paintings and sculptures so the students of the nearby Accademia di Belle Arti could pursue their studies in…

MY FAVORITE HOTEL / The Hudson, NYC

FIRST PERSON: by Jack Atkinson An energetic social hub filled with urban adventure and daredevil design, The Hudson takes convention and turns it on its head. Born from the innovative vision of design impresario Philippe Starck, Hudson, a New York boutique hotel, is stylish, democratic, young at heart and utterly…

MY FAVORITE ARTIST / Richard Clifford Diebenkorn: The Ocean Park Series 

FIRST PERSON: by Jack Atkinson In 1966 Richard Clifford Diebenkorn began teaching at UCLA and moved to Santa Monica, to a neighborhood called Ocean Park, where he made the transition again to abstraction. First, he painted landscapes that were strikingly like the later color field non-objective works in the…

ASPEN ART MUSEUM – Big City Art in a Tiny Mountain Town

ART IN THE MOUNTAINS THE ASPEN ART MUSEUM Previously housed in a converted hydroelectric plant at 590 North Mill Street, the new Aspen Art Museum (AAM) opened its new facility to the public at 637 East Hyman Avenue on August 9, 2014. The building was designed by architect Shigeru Ban…

My Favorite Artist: Giorgio Morandi

Giorgio Morandi (July 20, 1890 – June 18, 1964) was an Italian painter and printmaker who specialized in still life. His paintings are noted for their tonal subtlety in depicting apparently simple subjects, which were limited mainly to vases, bottles, bowls, flowers and landscapes. Morandi taught himself to etch by studying…

My Favorite Designer / Milton Glaser

ART I (heart) NY artist Milton Glaser  Does Shakespeare,  through “Theater Posters” (Portrait Art Posters) Theatre for a New Audience is an organization that produces adventurous Shakespearean and contemporary theatre. Its mastermind, Jeffrey Horowitz, likes the idea of also producing modern portraits of the Bard. Years ago he…

My Favortite Hotel / Pencione Bencista

Spend one evening at Pencione Bencista and you will wish it could have been longer. The views are breathtaking and the rooms full of antiques. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The evening meal was delicious, they actually ring a bell to tell you dinner is served! Plus taking…

Pie Fight

Originally Published in the NYTimes / August 6, 1989 HOT SPRINGS, Ark.— A pie fight here has the elements of a slapstick comedy except for one thing: Nobody is throwing pies. But two families are fighting for the recipes for the 14 kinds of pie that have made the 45-year…