Tracey Jackson

ON YOUR MARK GET SET – TOSS

ON YOUR MARK GET SET – TOSS

Recently my daughter Taylor told me I should do a blog telling people how to organize their lives. I told her I thought I did that. She said, you need to tell them how get rid of stuff and keep it all tidy. I found this remarkable as my OCD, everything has a place mantra… Read More

Aug 26 2014 | 1 Comment | Share Share on Facebook Tweet More...

KEEP IT SIMPLE

KEEP IT SIMPLE

I have always admired people who adopt a uniform as a way of dressing. Not only is it a signature statement, it makes life much easier. Long before it was chic to wear white pants in the winter, my friend Bobby Levithan could always be counted on to show up in white jeans and a… Read More

Aug 24 2014 | 8 Comments | Share Share on Facebook Tweet More...

SOMETIMES  DEMONS HAVE THE LOUDEST VOICES

SOMETIMES  DEMONS HAVE THE LOUDEST VOICES

I didn’t know Robin Williams. I met him a few times. “How do you do?” No eye contact. He politely turned away. He was not a one on one person; that is well documented. He was most comfortable in front of a crowd, where he could unleash his demons. There they became his friends and retreated… Read More

Aug 14 2014 | 6 Comments | Share Share on Facebook Tweet More...

NET-A-PORTER REACHES OFFLINE

NET-A-PORTER REACHES OFFLINE

I was a total Net-A-Porter junkie long before the kind folks at the powerhouse online retailer wined and dined me last week in the Hamptons. I have often said, and without provocation, I think Net –A- Porter is the best department store in the world; be it online or bricks and mortar.  All you have… Read More

Aug 4 2014 | No Comments | Share Share on Facebook Tweet More...

BLAKE – THIS ONE’S FOR YOU

BLAKE – THIS ONE’S FOR YOU

As anyone who has followed this blog for any length of time knows, my very best friend, who I had known since I was two, died suddenly five years ago today. Every year on the anniversary of his death I do some form of a tribute to him. This year’s might be hard to top.… Read More

Aug 3 2014 | 11 Comments | Share Share on Facebook Tweet More...

ROBERT WILSON’S NIGHT

ROBERT WILSON’S NIGHT

  The Watermill Center  is a large fulltime school and research facility owned and run by theatrical and visual visionary and all around artistic Guru Robert Wilson. Every summer celebrities, artists, Kuwaiti princesses and the Hampton residents who love to rub elbows or some appendage with them flock to his annual event. The event is… Read More

Jul 29 2014 | No Comments | Share Share on Facebook Tweet More...

THAT CHICKEN THOUGH

THAT CHICKEN THOUGH

A few weeks ago I said I would publish the recipe for Richard Olney’s Chicken Gratin. I thought I might be able to cut corners and just put up a link to it. However, while there are Richard Olney recipes to be found online, this is not one of them. I was happy to see… Read More

Jul 20 2014 | No Comments | Share Share on Facebook Tweet More...

WHATEVER GETS YOU THROUGH THE SUMMER

WHATEVER GETS YOU THROUGH THE SUMMER

Back in the summer of 2012 I did a blog on things I liked that summer.  Clothes, food, cosmetics, the usual trivial pleasures that occupy far too much space in my brain.  But several people had commented “Do more of these.”  Which I actually never did. So two years later – mid summer 2014, I’m… Read More

Jul 15 2014 | 1 Comment | Share Share on Facebook Tweet More...

KENDALL CONRAD

KENDALL CONRAD

  I grew up with a divine girl called Kendall Conrad. Well, let’s reword that… I didn’t actually grow up with her. I grew up in the same town she did and our families were friends. She is  younger than I am. So chronologically I grew up first. We hope.  We’re not sure.  I got… Read More

Jul 9 2014 | 4 Comments | Share Share on Facebook Tweet More...

SNIPPETS OF SUMMER

SNIPPETS OF SUMMER

I have been writing this blog for so long now I feel like I must end up repeating myself.   And I am a creature of a certain kind of habit.  I consistently respond to the same things, or perhaps I respond the same things with consistency. Like the things that make up my summer.… Read More

Jul 7 2014 | 4 Comments | Share Share on Facebook Tweet More...

HEDWIG A BIG SURPRISE

HEDWIG A BIG SURPRISE

I was not longing to see the current revival of Hedwig The Angry Inch, now on Broadway starring Neil Patrick Harris. I’m not big on revivals to begin with. I have seen so much theatre in the original productions, I seldom feel compelled to see things again. Not that there are not revivals that surpass… Read More

Jun 27 2014 | No Comments | Share Share on Facebook Tweet More...

SOME DAYS NEW YORK LOOKS LIKE PARIS

SOME DAYS NEW YORK LOOKS LIKE PARIS

  Have you ever noticed how when describing cities people often say, It’s the Paris of…fill in the blank?  Prague is the Paris of Eastern Europe. Saigon is the Paris of Viet Nam. Shanghai is the Paris of China. I don’t think people actually say that about Shanghai; but you know what I mean. People… Read More

Jun 20 2014 | 17 Comments | Share Share on Facebook Tweet More...

FOODIES IN FRANCE LED ME TO THE KITCHEN

FOODIES IN FRANCE LED ME TO THE KITCHEN

  Before there was foam, fusion and The Food Network there was France. Though according to the Italians France was not the birthplace of fine food, it was where it truly sprang to life. France was the original farm to table. It still is. They just don’t announce it. They would find that odd. It… Read More

Jun 15 2014 | 4 Comments | Share Share on Facebook Tweet More...

IS THE GRASS GREENER?

IS THE GRASS GREENER?

I spent much of last week in Southern California, where I am from. I’m not sure the grass is greener there as when things start to bloom in the east the colors are amazing.  But no question, the light in California is different.  And because of the weather they get to enjoy  the green all year… Read More

Jun 8 2014 | 8 Comments | Share Share on Facebook Tweet More...

GLENN HOROWITZ BOOKSELLER + GREY AREA = BARON VON FANCY

GLENN HOROWITZ BOOKSELLER + GREY AREA = BARON VON FANCY

Last Saturday night was the inaugural exhibition of the now joint summer venture of Glenn Horowitz Bookseller of the oh-so- precious and rare book fame with the hipster,  Generation Y-er, girl about town, hard worker, virtual and real gallerist Kyle De Woody and her business Grey Area. While this pairing may seem unlikely at first… Read More

Jun 3 2014 | 1 Comment | Share Share on Facebook Tweet More...