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Alejandra Compoverdi, author of First Gen: A Memoir
Books we love

Should I go to Harvard?

In this excerpt from her moving memoir, a first-generation Mexican American explains how accepting admission to the country’s most elite academic institution wasn’t a simple “Yes.”

Lounge chairs by the pool at Casa Pestagua, Cartegena, Colombia

Magical realism in Cartagena

The recently renovated Casa Pestagua hotel—a modern take on colonial Caribbean design.

Picnic in a Garden cocktail with lemon sprig, Ella Funt restaurant, NYC
After Hours

Ella Funt In The Room

NYC’s storied first home for drag queens (and kings) is now a spicy French boîte on the Lower East Side.

Book Club

What to Read Now

A British bookshop asked renowned writers for their recommendations.

Tony Cokes, whose video installation is on show at the Dia Bridgehampton
Art & Culture

Tony Cokes exhibit at Dia Bridgehampton

New video installation probes the politics of color.

Luxe Mex

The weird and wonderful castles of Careyes

The sybaritic, private Mexican estate is a haven for bohemians, celebrities—and aspirational simplicity.

Two paddleboarders and a dog out on the water. Photo courtesy of SipaBoards
Summer sports

Paddleboarders, Start Your Engines!

Fully charged and ready to go: electric jet motors allow stand-up paddleboards to go the extra mile—or 20.

Alvin Clayton with his wife and business partner, Gwen. Photo courtesy of Alvin & Friends
Food & Drink

Alvin & Friends

Former model Alvin Clayton is the heart and soul of his New Rochelle restaurant.


Lily Bart’s Hat Shop

What if the most tragic women characters in 19th century fiction did not end up quite as their authors imagined?

Image of a heart with the words “Funk you too!” in the center.
On View

Bring On The Funk

A new show at the Museum of Art and Design celebrates the humor, sex, and edginess of the Funk movement in ceramics.


Arnold Palmer: The Taste of Summer

Southern porch and golf course are its natural habitat. But lately, the famed lemon-and-tea beverage has become a city slicker too.

New York City

The Wonder of Loew’s Wonder Theatres

As much as they were built to simply show movies, these pleasure domes were also built for New Yorkers to feel a sense of awe.

Puppy Talk

Bracco Italiano: The New Dog in Town

The 200th breed recognized by the
American Kennel Club is greenlighted for
this year’s Westminster Dog Show.


Tiaras, please!

Charles has called for business attire at his coronation—but oh, how we wish for an excuse to trot out the family fender.

Charles—like his mother, Queen Elizabeth— will wear the St Edward's Crown when he is officially declared King. Photo:
The Royals

Coronation Bling

The jewels that will play a starring role as King Charles—and his Queen—are crowned.

Oishii strawberry held by chopsticks. Photo: Oishii
Food & Drink

“Rich mom” strawberries: the hype goes on

The chicest fruit on the internet is now in a store near you—if you live in New York or LA, that is.

To demonstrate Tupperware’s patented seal, Wise would toss bowls filled with liquid around the room. Photo by J. McCollum courtesy of Smithsonian National Museum of American History
History Lessons

Tupperware: A Love Story

How one woman transformed a modest food container into an iconic must-have for home chefs.

After Hours

Jac’s on Bond

Bond Street’s newest hipster mecca is the kind of hotspot Cousin Greg would approve of. (No surprise, since Succession actor Nicholas Braun is an investor.)


The Allure of the Boutique Hotel

Off-the-beaten-track properties offer a more authentic, private, one-of-a-kind experience.


2023 Oscars Jewelry: Who Will Wear What?

The truth is, this may not be the best year for movies at the Academy Awards. But jewelry? Baby, it’s box office gold.

Finer Things

Live the Succession Life

How to experience the extravagances of
TV’s richest family

New York City

New York’s Most Unusual Co-Op Board Dramas

Your NYC Co-Op Board vs. You: Who Will be the Winner?

A woman skiing in the 40s. Image courtesy of Maud Tarras Wahlberg

The thrill of the chill

There’s a reason the Swedes have 25 different words for snow.

Palm Beach’s Royal Poinciana Plaza is becoming a hub for Manhattan art powerbrokers, including Sotheby’s and Lehmann Maupin which both have outlets here this season. Image courtesy of Royal Poinciana Plaza
Florida Dispatch

Wall Street South

Post-pandemic Palm Beach feels increasingly like a seaside Manhattan. Just add palm trees and pastels.

Military flags fly in front of the Equestrian Hotel and a statue of Sergeant Reckless, the great American equine war hero.
Equestrian News

Ocala’s Trifecta: Land, Love, and God

What are the odds that a Disney-style Equestrian Center will give Wellington a run for its money?

Chef Rich Torrisi’s original NYC venture was located around the corner from his new incarnation in the Puck Building. He draws inspiration from Nolita and Little Italy. Photo courtesy of Major Food Group
Dining Out

Rich Torrisi Goes Glam

The New York chef’s glitzy new Torrisi Bar & Restaurant is like the cocktail party you don’t want to leave.

Marjorie Strider’s Girl with Radish (1963) pops from the wall. Installation view of New York: 1962-1964 at the Jewish Museum, NY. July 22, 2022-January 8, 2023. Photo © Frederick Charles,

Have yourself an arty little Christmas

Five great NYC exhibits closing soon will fill your gap week between Christmas and New Year's Eve.

A bartender pours Sippin Santa cocktails at the Miracle on 9th Street pop-up in the East Village. Photo courtesy of Miracle on 9th Street.
Ho Ho Ho

The Best Holiday Pop-Ups

From traditional tree lightings and ice skating to cocktail pop-ups and boozy ice cream to heated pools with a view.

Designer Manfred Thierry Mugler photographed in Montreal, 2018. Photo credit: Max Abadian

Agent Provocateur

“Thierry Mugler: Couturissime” makes its grand finale at the Brooklyn Museum.

The grille of the Rolls-Royce Cullinan, positioned by RR as: “A vision in black. Cultivate your dark side. An imposing force. Be drawn in by a tremendous presence that commands attention and respect.” You can almost hear the crack of the whip. © BFA 2022
Status Symbol

Big Swingin’ ... SUVs

How do you demonstrate you’re a family man and a stud? Behold, the new generation of Ultra-Luxury Super SUVs.


More Is More?

How Jonathan Rachman seduced the Ladies who Lunch.

Edward Hopper, Self-Portrait, 1925–30. Oil on canvas, 25 3/8 × 20 3/8 in. (64.5 × 51.8 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Josephine N. Hopper Bequest 70.1165. © 2022 Heirs of Josephine N. Hopper/Licensed by Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
The Art Scene


In a new Whitney exhibit, the Big Apple is the muse for America’s greatest realist painter.

Portrait of James Joyce in 1928 by Berenice Abbott (1898-1991). Photo courtesy of The Morgan Library & Museum

“We’ll print it if it’s the last effort of our lives”

How two American women braved U.S. censorship laws to publish James Joyce’s Ulysses.

The Arts

Revisiting the Sixties

The Jewish Museum’s superb New York: 1962 - 1964 explores the city’s art scene at a time of potent social upheaval.

Dog at Marine North Berwick in Scotland. Photo courtesy of Marine & Lawn Hotels & Resorts
Dog Days

Creature Comforts

As the rich travel with their dogs like never before, charters and hotels are lavishing beloved pets with treats from Beagle Burgers to Yappy Hours.

Guests at the Variety Welcome to Cannes party in May. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Variety)

Partying Like It’s 2019

The global social circuit is roaring back this summer, with travel industry influencers leading the charge.

Adelena Masana, Carmelina Pica, and Nina Picariolo prepare a homemade pasta at Enoteca Maria in Staten Island, New York.
Nonnas Unite!

Just Like Grandma Used To Make

A rustic Staten Island restaurant features a rotating cast of homespun chefs: Grandmothers from all over the world whose recipes star on the menu.

Lewis Miller’s Flower Flashes are often Valentines to New York City, especially during the pandemic. Credit: Irini Arakas Greenbaum
Flower Power

Gone in a Flower Flash

Thanks to Lewis Miller, deemed the “Banksy of Flowers,” New York trash cans and street corners have never looked better.

Elettra Weidemann and her child at her Bed and Breakfast in Long Island
Weekend Agenda

Mama’s Got a Brand New B&B

Elletra Wiedemann and Isabella Rosselini’s new getaway makes a perfect fantasy farm weekend

A double crested cormorant in Central Park

Flights of Fancy

Meet the many birds that call Central Park home—at least part time.

Lauren Santo Domingo at SAVE VENICE: Un Ballo in Maschera Artista E Musa
The Gala Circuit

Venetian Splendor

It's been 50 years since the hottest ticket in town began—but who’s counting? We are... Save Venice by the numbers

Photographer Mary Hilliard, pretty in pink at Quest's 400 Party

The Still Life of the Party

Long before selfies and click bait, Society photographer Mary Hilliard understood that image is everything

Carla Bruni, now Nicholas Sarkozi’s wife poses with Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia and some models, at the Gianni Versace Party in 1992 at The Armory.
Eye Candy

Everywhere that Mary Went...

What party didn't Mary Hilliard cover? Some highlights through the ages

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