Author Archives: Jonathan Soroff

Music for the Independent Yogi

With apologies to Emerson College’s radio station, WERS (which bills itself as “Music for the Independent Mind”), I offer the playlists of Amy Leydon, one of  the country’s top yoga instructors. She’s not afraid to play something slightly inappropriate (System of a Down?!?) in between “come to a comfortable seated position” and “namaste.” Excellent dinner […]

Ted Baker Owes Me A $795 Shopping Spree!

When the London-based clothing label Ted Baker opened its Boston boutique on Newbury Street a few years ago, I attended the opening party because it was a fund-raiser for one of my favorite charities, Community Servings. I’d been to the Ted Baker store in London and tried on a few of his things at Harvey […]

The Time I Asked Elizabeth Taylor To Dance

In 1981, Elizabeth Taylor was starring on Broadway in a revival of the Lillian Hellman play, “The Little Foxes,” and married to husband No. 6, John Warner of Virginia (whose previous wife was the banking heiress Catherine Conover Mellon). At the time, Taylor was past the glory days of her career but because of the […]