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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Tweet OMG! It’s my gorgeous sister Terri Berry‘s birthday today! In honor of Terri’s birthday falling on a Throwback Thursday, one of her favorite photos. It’s from July 1987. Terri took — and still takes! — great pride in the big hair she achieved that day. In the ’80s, we were all about “bigger is […]

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Tweet While traveling in Europe last month, I did some things that I’d wanted to do for decades. I visited Liverpool, which I first dreamed of doing in 1980. I’m glad Mark Lewisohn, the author of Tune In, the 2013 book about the Beatles that prompted me to finally take the trip, saw that I […]

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Sunday, August 3, 2014

Tweet I like to look over the obituaries in the print edition of the New York Times — there are a lot of interesting stories there. Today, I couldn’t help noticing this beautiful face in the paid death notices section. Figuring this lady had to have been an actress, I glanced at the information: died […]

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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Tweet As you can see, red lipstick runs in the family: BarbaraB and Nan on Aug. 1, 1996.  

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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Tweet My mother’s mother, Ruth Kay, died last night. She was 95 years old. Her grandchildren called her “Nanny” when they were young, then “Nan.” Her three great-grandchildren knew her as “G.G.” for “great-grandma.” Nan’s husband, Sam, aka “Papa,” died of a heart attack in 1983. Papa died just a few weeks before my 16th […]

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Saturday, June 21, 2014

Tweet Everyone else I know can give up on photobombing. My gorgeous sister Terri Berry is the all-time champion. From now on, this move should be known as the Terri bomb. For “level: expert” memes, click here. For more highlarious photobombs, click here.

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Thursday, June 19, 2014

Tweet My gorgeous mother, BarbaraB, recently gave me two undated photos of her grandparents (my great-grandparents), William and Sadie Weiss. The Weisses were from Budapest, Hungary. Later, they lived with my mother’s family in Brooklyn. Sadie died when she was 64. Then my mother’s family moved to a different house, and William came along and […]

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Sunday, May 11, 2014

Tweet Happy Mother’s Day to my gorgeous mother, BarbaraB, and all the other mothers out there, including pet mothers and mothers of dragons. In case you missed it, here’s what I posted this week on the blog. Monday: Reminiscing about the Costume Institute galas of the 1990s, and my best-dressed choices for this year’s Met Gala. […]

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Friday, May 2, 2014

Tweet The Philadelphia Museum of Art celebrated its Patrick Kelly “Runway of Love” exhibit with an opening night party on Saturday. MrB, gorgeous designing friend Stacy Lomman and I put on our party clothes and drove to Philly for the celebration. I’m a big fan of Kelly, who died — too young, of AIDS — […]

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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Tweet CNBC, the business-news cable channel, is celebrating its 25th anniversary. In honor of the landmark, it ranked the 25 people it described as having “the most profound impact on business and finance since 1989, the year CNBC went live.” MrB was on the committee that selected the top list. The committee started with 200 […]

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