February 2018

Inspired by romance

Mother love


In her affecting new memoir, “The Bridesmaid’s Daughter,” Nyna Giles charts her mother’s journey from fashion model and Grace Kelly bridesmaid to homeless shelter resident – and her own attempt to understand her.

Victoria’s secrets


Queen Victoria, the woman who gave her name to an age of probity and prudery even – think piano legs sporting a kind of pantaloons – was herself not particularly Victorian. At least not when it came to men.

Modern Zen luxury


This angular, Zen-like home on Greenwich’s Thunder Mountain Road – with its striking use of green brick, Asian influences and floor-to-ceiling windows – is Modern with a capital “M.”