People!  I'm back - and with a new column in Town & Country, no less!  This month was tough.  My day job kept me day and night and often into the wee hours of the next morning.  But I have a notebook full of new etiquette topics on my desk that I can't wait to delve into!  I'm particularly thrilled to announce my first post for my Town & Country weddiquette column.  Tweet or email your darndest weddiquette questions to me or to T&C and we'll get them answered for you.  We've already gotten some great inquiries.  Keep them coming!  The messier the better!

Pete, Jack, Rosie and I are dashing out of the city this weekend to get away from the chaos, computers and blackberries and live the simple life: bums in the sand, fresh fish on the grill, fresh picked veggies in hand, iphones tucked away somewhere invisible.  We are going to celebrate Pete this father's day by eating chicken fingers somewhere, Pete's request. Extra ketchup.  Side of hot sauce.  Jack took his first steps this past week just after his ten month birthday and we can't wait to watch him keep exploring in the grass and on the sand.  "It's hard to be an explorer!" we always tell him when he falls and knocks himself around.  For those of you who want to follow along, check out @primandpretty on instagram.  I've been regularly posting up-to-date shots of Jack's bare-bottomed adventures over there.

I hope you've got some great weekend plans to keep you busy!  In the meantime, here is a round-up of some of the things that have caught my eye this week:

1. I was very disappointed when I read this week that the Frick will be expanding its collection into a tower, destroying its jewel box feeling.  Here is an excellent op-ed about the issue: Save the Frick. (The Frick Collection is a New York gem.  I used to visit on a weekly basis when I was in law school.  I'd poke around and say hello to my favorite Whistler pieces and spend a couple of hours completely alone, imagining what it might be like to live in a city mansion rather than a studio apartment.  The Frick and the Museum of the City of New York are my two favorite New York museums because they have excellent collections that are so small that they are a delight to visit. ) 

2. Speaking of solitude, we need more of it, apparently.

3. Go Gato, for scoring two stars in the New York Times this week!

4. I am dying over this collection of summer Kennedy photos on the Town & Country website.



PS - Brenna, thanks for writing in!  You're one of the reasons I managed to get this post up today! x.