Category Archives: Rich

THE TRUE REWARD OF A LIE by Peter Nolan Smith

The flight from Bangkok via Taipei and Anchorage to JFK lasted almost 36 hours. I wished the trip had taken even longer, however we landed on time ending the longest Sunday of my life. The immigration officer asked how long I had been out of the country. “Seven years.” All of it in Thailand. “Welcome […]

Palm Beach Wake

Several years ago friend was invited to the funeral of her ex-husband’s brother. Alice had spent 18 years with her ex. After contemplating the various scenarios, she deigned to send flowers as her representative at the wake. Here’s her email After Bad Bob’s description of the insane weekend with my former husband and in laws, […]

SINKING SHIP by Peter Nolan Smith

Snobbery is an art in the Hamptons based on proximity to the City. Most of my friends have summer places in Easthampton and Montauk, but a few ignored the elite sneers in favor of a shorter drive back home to Manhattan. Last summer Richie Boy and I stopped in Westhampton to show a large diamond […]

WHITE BIRD by It’s a Beautiful Day

Maynard G. Krebs made me a beatnik, but songs like WHITE BIRD transformed me into a long haired hippie. David LaFlamme’s plaintive song with the greatest violin solo of the psychedelic era has me hankering for LSD, although listening to this classic by It’s A Beautiful Day is enough to flashback to those days of […]

$110 Million Condo

The rich of today do create something. They buy space in the air for architects to formulate luxury living spaces to be decorated by interior designer to house their ‘things’ and protect them from the masses beneath their aeries. One of the filty rich is investing in a $119 million Manhattan penthouse. Oh, the luxury. […]