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I just celebrated two years as a columnist for WSJ covering dynastic wealth and real estate.

Straying too far from travel writing? Not entirely.

Hotel Family Lays Out a Future

A Hotel Family’s Western Pioneer

Robertson’s Legacy from Hedge Funds to New Zealand

 

 

The Wall Street Journal:

Cook luxury foods without missing a morsel – Chris Kostow

What to do with an abundance of vegetables?

The etiquette of bringing your own meal on a plane – Nancy Silverton

The challenge of cooking in a summer rental – Michael Ferraro

 

CBS:

Thomas Keller: Eating His Words

Keller-hero

 


family room

The September 11 Family Room, a private viewing space for relatives of victims, is set to close when the National September 11 Memorial Museum has its debut in May.

The room was given to mourners seeking to watch recovery efforts as the weather turned cold in the weeks after the terrorist attacks. They left behind photos, teddy bears, wreaths, notes, books, report cards and other tributes, which over the years lined the walls, windows, ceilings and floors. Hidden from the public on the 20th floor of One Liberty Plaza, the space had plush sofas, toys for children and a sacred sense of reverence.

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Wall Street Journal

When Richard Blanco read his stirring poem “One Today” at President Barack Obama’s second inaugural ceremony in January, he spoke of “the last floor on the Freedom Tower jutting into a sky that yields to our resilience.”

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That prompted Jordan Barowitz, the director of external affairs for the Durst Organization, a part owner of the tower, to tweet: “Blanco, we like the shout out. But it’s One World Trade Center!”

The tallest building at the World Trade Center site is in the midst of a bit of an identity crisis as it nears completion.

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I write for the Wall Street Journal regularly, covering food, travel, health, fashion, gear and spirits. Here are a few columns I’ve been covering:

 

What’s Your Workout

Space Buff: Lifting Weights in Weightlessness

Opera Singer Builds Up Stamina for Carmen

Running (Biking and Skiing) for Mayor

 

Tricks of the Trade

 Spicing Up a Brown Bag Lunch

The Bag Makes the Woman

 

Personal Journal fixtures

The Going Rate: Hotel Beds

Marketing Decoder: Dewar’s Whiskey

 

And look for upcoming Dynasties columns…