Monday, May 23, 2011


Never say “bored” in New York!!! From decorator show houses to movies that transport us to Paris, the return of three martini lunch and Anything Goes it’s the Best of New York, the Very Best of New York my friends. Here’s the scoop!!!
The 39th Annual Kips Bay Decorator Show House Twenty-two top interior designers, landscape artists create living spaces to awe and inspire us in the Upper East Side mansion located at 163 E. 63rd St in Manhattan through May 26th. See the how the “swells’ lived. The striking neo-Federalist style home is the former residence of John hay “Jock” Whitney and boasts unique historical details. If you’re looking for design inspiration the show showcases the best in interior design to benefit the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Clubs. $30 contribution. I loved the glamorously romantic guest bedroom, by Barbara Ostrom Associates, Inc. pictured at the top of this column.
MIDNIGHT IN PARIS, POLLY’S MOVIE PICK OF THE WEEK, It’s Woody Allen at his best. Take a vicarious time travel visit to Paris with a nerdy writer, where the recreated digs of Ernest Hemingway, Toulouse- Lautrec, Salvador Dali, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Zelda become the writer’s muse and fantasy and even Gertrude Stein reads his novel. Such a happy romp is worth the time spent in the movies to laugh and remember that “We’ll Always Have Paris,” for romance and creative imagery. At most movies today, don’t miss a chance to revisit Paris and its historical personalities; you’ll even be convinced it’s possible.
THE MORGAN DINING ROOM is Polly’s Restaurant Pick of the Week where guests dine in the original family dining room in the Morgan Library & Museum. The “Three Martini Lunch,” my favorite libation, features three mini martini glasses garnished with either an olive, onion or twist. Executive chef Jared King’s Pierpont Salad or the Grilled Brook Trout is outstanding as are the desserts, particularly the Marcona almond tart or those yummy homemade cookies. 225 Madison Ave. at 36th Street. Reservations: 212.683.2130. .
ANYTHING GOES, POLLY’S THEATER PICK OF THE WEEK takes you on a nostalgic Art Deco romp on an Ocean Liner with a talented cast tap dancing its way through romantic escapes singing along with “I Get a Kick out of You,” “Easy to Love,” “It’s De-Lovely” and many other memorable Cole Porter songs. Joel Grey adds a whimsical touch as a gangster character twirling about among a cast of high energy actors/dancers that keep you riveted to your seats with hi jinks on the high seas. A Roundabout Theater Company production at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre. Ta Ta Darlings!!! I'm off to the Decorator Show House to indulge my dreams of creating a romantic bedroom. Fan mail welcome: Go to and in the right-hand column click on the Blog of your interest. There are five. Do please leave a comment...and better yet do become a Follower.

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