Saturday, April 21, 2018

Saturday, April 14, 2018

ON A SUNNY DAY...



St. James's Park


...no finer place to be than London.



Hyde Park




A luxurious ten-hour sleep and a long walk through Mayfair and London's prettiest parks leads to feeling an overwhelming joyousness.









THE LANES OF MARYLEBONE





This French country gem cannot be beat for a quiche and a glass of Beaune Grand Cru





ANGEL IN THE FIELDS








Thursday, April 12, 2018

SIR LARRY





My friend since 44 years ago.

I first met Larry in 1974 when he invaded my coffee house, Tricky Dick's, costumed as a wicked hunch-backed vicar, asking pretty ladies if he could join them and in the same breath how they liked their bacon cooked for breakfast while enhancing live music (often courtesy of Tim Hardin) by madly beating his hump with a drumstick.

(Weren't those the days...)

Larry was (and still is) more entertaining than all the finest TV, movies and live musicals combined.


NOT SELFRIDGES





Selfridges has sadly sacrificed itself to Russian consumers.

As one wise Brit told me, if you want to witness the English shopping experience in London, travel up and down the escalators at John Lewis.



THE ORBS OF ST. MARYLEBONE






Wednesday, April 11, 2018

SEEN AROUND HAMPSTEAD






THE MARYLEBONE





Otherwise known as the Queen's Head, a pub where we ASL teens celebrated many a weekend with Holsten lager and vodka & limes back in the early 1970s.




Tuesday, April 10, 2018

PAUL SMITH STYLE





This adequately reflects my thoughts about a file that recently landed on my desk.


VIEW FROM A BLACK CAB






Ever since I first laid eyes on the Albert Memorial in 1969, it has been my favorite London monument.



WHERE IS EVERYONE?





Sunday, March 25, 2018

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Monday, February 26, 2018

LECH & ME





Sorting through files saved from mud, I found this from Gdansk, Poland, circa 1984.

Walesa was under house arrest at the time.  (The goons were downstairs, had already harassed our entry, were gearing up to harass our exit.)

Times soon changed and Walesa became President of Poland.