Friday, September 24, 2010

TGIF - Plan a Fall Outing!

Fall officially arrived yesterday, although the temperatures here in the Northeast of the US are still summerlike!

Soon, however, the temps will be dropping (unless you are lucky enough to live in a warm climate), leaves will be turning, and we will be looking for "indoor" activities to keep us in the right frame of mind.

I have invited many of my friends and clients to join me on a private tour of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) collection here in NYC. While this is but one of many great museums located here in Manhattan, it certainly has a unique following. The Modern restaurant is adjacent, and is where we dine after the tour. It is one of NYC's only restaurants to carry the Michelin Guide's One Star rating.

As many of you know, I have a genuine love for Asia and Asian Art, having spent a very impressionable portion of my childhood there.

I was delighted to discover through my contact at Papyrus, a high-end stationery and gift boutique ( Their wrapping paper, cards and gift wrap services are exquisite!) the artwork of Haku Maki (given name Maejima Tadaaki).

Examples of his work are on display at MoMa, Art Institute of Chicago, the British Museum, London, The Museum of Fine Arts, London, and the Aschenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, San Francisco, among others.

Born in 1924, Maki's art began attracting attention at international print shows and in 1959 his work was selected along with nine other leading print artists to make up James A. Michener's landmark book The Modern Japanese Print. From that time until the present he has ranked among Japan's most respected print artists.

His work (including the limited edition "Rose" pictured above) is also available for viewing and purchase exclusively at the Papyrus boutique in Greenwich CT. If you are interested in stopping by, please send a note in advance to Dani Latorre, Flagship Manager at, and she will be delighted to give you a personal tour through their gallery.

If you do decide to make Greenwich your destination for a Fall Weekend Away, I recommend you stay at the beautiful Delamar, an exclusive and very private boutique hotel located on the harbor. Their restaurant, L'Escale is one of the finest around.

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