Editor's page

Of Decorating, Darfur and Courtroom Drama



Bob Capazzo

Welcome to March and its ides, whatever those are. Maybe something like potholes. Actually, upon googling them, we learned that according to the ancient Roman calendar, every month had its ides, derived from the Latin “to divide.” In March, May, July and October, they fell on the fifteenth. Julius Caesar should have listened to that soothsayer who warned him to beware the ides of March. He went into the Senate anyway that day, and whack!
The rest is history.

So we now have March and daffodils, along with a new weddings editor, too. After twenty years, our first and only weddings editor Jane Seel elected to retire, and taking her place will be our very able and homegrown associate editor Muffy Fox. Jane, Diane Kopp and Anne Low, my fellow Grace Notes, were all part of our staff in the early days. I told them they had been hired because I knew I could count on them like clockwork, and if things went belly-up we could always sing. Ironically, Muffy King’s wedding to Andy Fox was announced in the very first issue of the Greenwich Review (September 1987) that Jack and I published, so she says she has now come full circle. Ain’t life grand?

We do have a wonderful lineup of features for you to peruse, with decorating being our traditional focus this month. Michelle Perri’s home in Old Greenwich, a standout on the Historical Society House Tour in November, has much to do with enjoying children, guests, pets and rooms with water views. And we talked to Greenwich decorators about some of the jobs they have found especially challenging, including wrestling with sloppy teen bedrooms, super-high ceilings, brilliantly colored art collections and even a politically incorrect game room. Yah. That kind of game.

On another note, we have a gripping story about Dr. John de Csepel’s experience in the tragic region of Darfur in the Sudan and an interesting piece on David Hopper who has followed in the footsteps of his father Cameron as judge of our probate court. Nearly all of us will have to deal with probate court sometime in our lives. But what do we really know about it, other than what we read in the papers about sensational cases involving a dead crook and a groom who disappeared off a cruise ship on his honeymoon?

Have an interesting and entertaining read. Thank you for your many letters, especially in regard to our January sixtieth anniversary issue, a major project. We’ve learned a lot from you about our town’s history.

 

Greenwich Agenda

  • Exhibit Ira BARKOFF

    2014.10.11
     @ Canfin Gallery

    “The beauty of the physical world becomes a metaphor for the capacity of the spirit to reveal itself". Ira Barkoff Evocation of...

  • Nigh Season: New Paintings By David Konigsberg

    2014.09.13
     @ Kenise Barnes Fine Art

    Dates: September 13 – October 31, 2014 Opening Reception: September 13, 6 – 8:30 PM  Public Invited   NIGH...

  • Undulate: Paintings By Julie Gross and Margaret Neill

    2014.09.13
     @ Kenise Barnes Fine Art

    GALLERY II Dates: September 13 – October 31, 2014 Opening Reception: September 13, 6 – 8:30 PM Public Invited...

  • Parties at the JCC Center

    2014.09.02
     @ Stamford JCC

    A place to celebrate birthdays and special occasions. Be a guest at your own party! The JCC offers a wonderful space for you and your guests to...

  • SPLURGE Matches Scarf Donations for Cancer Patients

    2014.10.01
     @ SPLURGE

    SPLURGE and the Cancer Institute at Greenwich Hospital are partnering to bring comfort and encouragement to cancer patients.  From October...

  • Flinn Gallery Art Opening

    2014.10.30
     @ Flinn Gallery 2nd floor

    FLINN GALLERY Opening Reception 'IN FOCUS' Thursday October 30, 6 - 8pm Seven artists share their visions - Carolyn Conrad,...

  • IMAGINE CANDY- SWEET TASTINGS!!!

    2014.10.24
     @ Imagine Candy

    Imagine Candy located in Scarsdale Village- Winner of 2014 Best West of Westchester by Westchester Magazine- holds a Belgian Chocolate and Candy...

  • Flower Power

    2014.10.08
     @ SM Home Gallery

    SM Home Gallery show featuring two Greenwich based artists: Margaret Bragg and Penny Putnam. The art show runs thorough November 22nd....

  • Harvest Fair and Gift Show

    2014.11.01
     @ Second Congregational Church

    Event Will Include Hay Mazes, Games, Crafts, Food, Holiday Shopping The community is invited to a Harvest Fair and Gift Show on Saturday, Nov....

  • New Fitness Class: SalsaTone

    2014.11.01
     @ Latin Moves Dance Studio

    Starting November 1st ~ Every Saturday morning 10 to 11 AM Instructor: Melissa Lopez Start your weekend off right with this exciting cardio...

  • Lynne Scalo Design Opening

    2014.11.05

    Please join Lynne Scalo, Greenwich Magazine and athome Magazine to celebrate the Greenwich showroom opening of Lynne Scalo Design Cocktails...

  • Breast Cancer Alliance Benefit Luncheon & Fashion Show

    2014.11.06
     @ Hyatt Regency Greenwich

    Breast Cancer Alliance to Host Branching Out, Coming Together, Aspiring to a Cure 19th Annual Benefit Luncheon & Fashion Show: November 6,...

  • Free Screening of Documentary ' Children of the Inquisition'

    2014.11.06
     @ Bush-Holley House

    Join filmmaker Joseph Lovett as he presents his documentary film and multi-platform project of personal exploration and...

  • P.A.L.S. 2nd Annual Soarin' Soiree~ November 7, 2014

    2014.11.07
     @ Greenwich Country Club

    You are invited to join our State Senator, L. Scott Frantz and our First Selectman, Peter J. Tesei, for an awe-inspiring evening to benefit Patient...

  • John Hardy Event

    2014.11.08
     @ Bloomingdale's

    John Hardy One of a kind. One at a time. Each by hand. Bloomingdale's is inviting YOU to meet the head designer Guy Bedarida as he presents...

  • Olivine Gabbro Opening

    2014.11.08

    Olivine Gabbro invites you to join them for their Opening Party! DJ | Cocktails | H'Orderves | Gift Bags Made to Measure Beautifully...

  • Meet Joshua Safran, Author of "Free Spirit: Growing Up On the Road and Off the Grid"

    2014.11.11
     @ YWCA Greenwich

    Meet the author of this powerful memoir. Joshua Safran is an author, attorney, occasional rabbi, and nationally recognized advocate for...

  • Markham Roberts: Decorating the Way I See It

    2014.11.13
     @ Belle Haven Club

    Join us as Interior Designer Markham Roberts shares coveted design insights, key to creating the perfect home. The program will include...


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