Uniting a Mysterious Ring With Its Rightful Owner

Uniting a Mysterious Ring With Its Rightful Owner

On my 25th wedding anniversary, I received a silver ring covered in diamonds via United Parcel Service. It came with a gift receipt but without a gift card. Oddly, the price tag was attached: $2,350, which, if calculated in cubic inches, was almost a bargain.

Me and My Mom, in 5 Pairs of Shoes

It was the summer of ’61, Kennedy was in the White House, I was in church, and Hannah Howard was in a pair of white Mary Janes. Hannah was the prettiest girl in my school.  She had long platinum hair, bright blue eyes, and a Hollywood pedigree. Her mother was Priscilla Lane, who had starred in The Roaring Twenties, with James Cagney, and Arsenic and Old Lace, with Cary Grant.

You Must Remember This…

Departures Magazine For the past few years, I’ve bought practically everything online.  It’s easy convenience, and when I open the beautiful box with its multiple layers of tissue paper, I can pretend that a secret admirer has sent me a...

Nostalgia: Pleasure Principle

Vogue A chance encounter with New York City society doyenne Nan Kempner led to Patricia Morrisroe’s education in the art of having fun. Two summers ago, while strolling around Piazza San Marco, I passed by Missiaglia, the oldest jeweler in...

Another Voice Had Come Between Us

Modern Love, New York Times ON a romantic trip through the English countryside, my husband fell in love with another woman. He met her at a car rental agency on the outskirts of London, where she arrived with the upgrade...

How Gucci Got Its Groove Back

Departures Few gave Gucci a fighting chance when Tom Ford left in 2004. But out of the ashes rose creative director Frida Giannini, who has silenced the naysayers by striking a balance between flashy extravagance and understated...

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