This Week’s Top 10…

In no particular order…

1 Finding $54 in a pair of jeans I haven’t worn in a year

2. My new tan-through bathing suits from Kiniki

3. Maybe You Touched Your Genitals Hand Sanitizer from Perpetual Kid

4. The delicious Falanghina  I had at lunch

5. Dinner with the brilliant Yale Dante scholar Peter Hawkins at Petit Robert Central

6. Striped bass from Larsen’s

7. Poodle day with Lisa Hughes

8. Charisma nail polish by Zoya (which matches my ghetto fabulous purple sequined Imitation of Christ sandals)

9. “Leaves From the Journal of Our Life in the Highlands, From 1848 to 1861” by Queen Victoria

10. Lunch at Alta Strada in Wellesley

This Week’s Top 10…


1. This sunrise

2. A string of prefect days on Zack’s beach

3. Sushi from Faith’s Seafood Shack

4. The 4th of July clambake at the Chappaquiddick Beach Club

5. A burrito from Sharky’s

6. A gorgeous beach day, all alone, at the Gay Head Cliffs

7. Fresh flowers and herbs from Beetlebung Farm

8. Lunch at Larsen’s with Eric Yellin and Ernie Boch, Jr.

9. Fireworks 

10. A day in Tarpaulin Cove

The Month’s Top 10…or Whatever

I’ve been lazy about updating everyone on what’s good, so there are more than 10. Sue me.

1. The nursing staff at Mount Sinai Hospital who are taking excellent care of my father

2. Hydrangeas

3. This 2005 bottle of Corton-Charlemagne I had shipped back from Burgundy

4. This 2008 bottle of Corton-Charlemagne I obnoxiously ordered at lunch on someone else’s tab

5. The lunch that Eric Ripert prepared for me and Bernardo at Le Bernardin

6. The view from our cabin on my brother’s new boat

7. The fact that Joseph Mazzarelli thought this outfit looked good

8. Dinner at the Landmarc

9. Late-night lamb-chops at Wolfgang’s on Park Avenue

10. This picture of me, the jaguar, and Mimi Stith at the Stone Zoo

11. This commemorative bar of chocolate to mark the Queen’s Jubilee

12. Watching Siggy the Capuchin monkey get a bath at Helping Hands

13. The world’s best fried clams at the Landfall in Wood’s Hole

14. This rainbow over Chilmark

15. This sunset

16. This crew

17. This view

18. This day