Feb. 18


#OLIOHOP #CHARITY CAUSES: Preserve a National Landmark

by Lynn Byrne

Hi everyone!  It's Oliohop Monday, sponsored by Olioboard, and I am thrilled to be participating!  What's an Oliohop?  It is when a group of bloggers express a design theme using the online tool Olioboard, and then share links to each other. This Read more [...]

Feb. 15


Dark Chocolate Bread Pudding

by Lynn Byrne

Filed under FOODIE FRIDAY. Some might consider me a day late when it comes to chocolate dessert recipes.  I disagree.  Every day is better with chocolate.  Besides, the column is "Foodie Friday," not "Foodie Valentine's Day." Still you might Read more [...]

Feb. 14


The Perks of Being a Wallflower

by Lynn Byrne

So its's a Hallmark holiday.  So what.  Have fun with it.   Young Charlie is told, in the marvelous novel  The Perks of Being a Wallflower,  that "we accept the love we think we deserve." I think that most of us deserve more love than Read more [...]

Feb. 12


On Elegance

by Lynn Byrne

In attempting to describe pornography, Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart famously said, "I know it when I see it." That is exactly how I feel about elegance.  And here it is. To see many more pictures of David Kleinberg's supremely Read more [...]

Feb. 11


Ready for a Tropical Vacation? Get To Know Doris Duke’s Shangri La

by Lynn Byrne

I couldn't make it to Hawaii this winter so I went to Columbus Circle instead.  And you know what?  It worked for me. If you live in the NYC area, you can feel like you have gone on a tropical vacation too, even with all of the snow we got this Read more [...]
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