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NEW YORK SOCIAL DIARY COLUMN
THE ART of SHOPPING by BARBARA HODES

This week’s Column visits some of the falleries participating in the ARTnews and Madison Avenue BID Art Walk on October 23, 2021. The galleries and their artists come from different countries with different points of view, but they are all on board with one idea. The love of art in all its forms. Appointments are needed as many galleries will be doing talks and other special events. There is a link in the article to the event. Read the column written by Barbara Hodes of NYC Private Shopping Tour in New York Social Diary.


This week’s Column explores what is happening with Rockefeller Center retail. Boutiques from around the city and the world are opening amid the beautiful architecture of the complex. The boutiques are all very different. And they sell all sorts of different merchandise. Bravo to the developers for bringing newness to the area. Fall is here New York is fully open and the rules are getting easier daily. You will shop safely. Read the column written by Barbara Hodes of NYC Private Shopping Tour in New York Social Diary.


This week’s Column takes you downtown to the new Versace, Tory Burch, and other boutiques. Brands are closing their Fifth Avenue and Madison Avenue flagships to reopen in Soho. The boutiques are all very different. Although two of them share the same architect, the spaces relect the brands, Fall is here, and so are the clothes you will want this season. Are you looking to update your wardrobe? New York is fully open and the rules are getting easier daily. You will shop safely. Read the column written by Barbara Hodes of NYC Private Shopping Tour in New York Social Diary.

New York Social Diary Column Soho
New York Social Diary Soho

This week’s Column is is an homage to nature and to our Nation Park Service and all the beatuiful spaces it protects. It is wonderful to be able to start to travel and enjoy what our country has to offer. Summer is almost over, but there is still time to hit the road. Northern Arizona is full National Parks, National Monuments and Forests. They are all worth exploring. So are the small villages and hamlets and their shops, antique centers and restaurants. There are so many new places to discover and enjoy. Read the column written by Barbara Hodes of NYC Private Shopping Tour in New York Social Diary.


This week’s Column takes you to the very new Fendi, Dior and Manolo Blahnik boutiques on Madison and Fifth Avenues. The boutiques are all very different. And they all have very interesting architecture and design as well interesting pieces. Are you looking to update your wardrobe? New York is fully open and the rules are getting easier daily. We can live with that as we want to keep ourselves and the stores employees safe. You will shop safely. Read the column written by Barbara Hodes of NYC Private Shopping Tour in New York Social Diary.


This week’s Column is part two of a series exploring the the Hudson Valley and Upstate New York. It is wonderful to be able to start to travel and enjoy what our country has to offer. Summer is here. The Hudson Valley is full of small villages and hamlets with many new shops, antique centers and restaurants. There are so many new places to discover and enjoy. You will shop safely as all the stores are providing sanitizers and social distancing. Read the column written by Barbara Hodes of NYC Private Shopping Tour in New York Social Diary.

Overlooking the Hudson River

Chairs overlooking Hudson River

This week’s Column explores the the Hudson Valley and Upstate New York. The United States is opening up safely. Vacinations are happening around the country. It is wonderful to be able to start to travel and enjoy what our country has to offer. Summer is here. The Hudson Valley is full of small villages and hamlets with many new shops, antique centers and restuarants. https://www.newyorksocialdiary.com/new-worlds-to-consume-upstate/You will shop safely as all the stores are providing sanitizers and social distancing. Read the column written by Barbara Hodes of NYC Private Shopping Tour in New York Social Diary.

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NYC Private shopping tour visits Huson Valley

This week’s Column takes you to new and exciting stores all over downtown. The boutiques are all very different. What they have in common is that they are all independant designers. Some are in their twenties, and some have been around for a long time. And they all have interesting clothing and accessories. If you are wondering what to wear in a new open New York, or anywhere else, take a look at these stores. You will shop safely as all the stores are still providing sanitizers and social distancing. Read the column written by Barbara Hodes of NYC Private Shopping Tour in New York Social Diary.


This week’s Column takes you to new and exciting stores in Soho and Meat Packing. The boutiques are all very different. And they all have interesting pieces. Are you looking to update your wardrobe? New York is fully open and the rules are getting easier daily. We can live with that as we want to keep ourselves and the stores employees safe. You will shop safely as all the stores are still providing sanitizers and social distancing. Read the column written by Barbara Hodes of NYC Private Shopping Tour in New York Social Diary.


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Stores in soho

This week’s Column takes you to some wonderful stores filled with decorative goodies. Are you looking to update your home after spending so much time in it due to Covid? Each of these stores is completely different, and they are have wonderful pieces. As masks are coming off, and summer approach we will all be walking around and enjoying life. Most of the stores in New York are requiring masks. We can live with that as we want to keep ourselves and the stores employees safe. You will shop safely as all the stores are providing sanitizers and social distancing. Read the column written by Barbara Hodes of NYC Private Shopping Tour in New York Social Diary.


This week’s Column celebrates May and the Madison Avenue Spring Art Walk on May 15th. So many galleries are participating. The galleries and their artists come from different countries with different points of view, but they are all on board with one idea. The love of art in all its forms. Each enterprise does it a little bit differently, which is what makes visiting them so exciting. If you cannot visit in person, they all have websites. I know it is not the same. But you can still se great art. Appointments are needed due to the virus. The galleries want to keep everyone safe. You will shop safely as all the stores are providing sanitizers and social distancing. Read the column written by Barbara Hodes of NYC Private Shopping Tour in New York Social Diary.

Madison Avenue Art Walk
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Art Walk on Madison Avenue
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This week’s Column explores explores the Palm Springs and the desert it sits in. The United States is opening up safely. Vacinations are happening around the country. It is wonderful to be able to start to travel and enjoy what our country has to offer. Spring is here and the streets, ajacent towns, and canyons are open and welcoming visitors. Palm Springs has great shopping too. You will shop safely as all the stores are providing sanitizers and social distancing. Read the column written by Barbara Hodes of NYC Private Shopping Tour in New York Social Diary.


This week’s Column explores more new stores that have opened in the city. They come from different countries with different points of view, but they are all on board with one idea. Sustainability, and its importance. Each enterprise does it a little bit differently, which is what makes shopping with them so exciting. If you cannot visit in person, they all have websites. Spring is coming and the streets are lively. You will shop safely as all the stores are providing sanitizers and social distancing. They want to keep their staff and shoppers safe. Read the column written by Barbara Hodes of NYC Private Shopping Tour in New York Social Diary.


This week’s Column dives into the new stores that have opened in the city. They come from many different countries with different points of view. New York has always been a melting pot. Happily it still is, and these boutiques prove it. If you cannot visit in person, they all have websites. Spring is coming and the streets are lively. Spoil your self and your loved ones and get some new spring outfits. You will shop safely as all the stores are providing sanitizers and social distancing. They want to keep their staff and shoppers safe. Read the column written by Barbara Hodes of NYC Private Shopping Tour in New York Social Diary.


This week’s Column dives into the wonderful world of French patisseries in New York City. Taste some of the best sweet treats available in cafes that are stylish and welcoming. If you cannot visit in person, they all have websites. Some deliver outside of they city. Spring is coming and the streets are lively. Spoil your self and your loved ones, Try the oeuvre of the pastry chefs of NY. You only live once. Restaurant capacity is at 35% in New York now, and going up to 50% next week. Eat safely, as all the stores are providing sanitizers and social distancing. They want to keep their staff and shoppers safe. Read the column written by Barbara Hodes of NYC Private Shopping Tour in New York Social Diary.

New York Social Diary Column on Sweets
Patesserie Claude in New York

This week’s Column visits new stores and concepts in Noho and Nolita.. Believe it or not, new stores are opening all over New York. Read the post in New York Social Diary here.If you cannot visit in person, they all have websites. The streets are lively and the snow is gone. The stores are full of new spring merchandise for men and women. Shop safely, as all the stores are providing sanitizers and social distancing. They want to keep their staff and shoppers safe. Read the column written by Barbara Hodes of NYC Private Shopping Tour in New York Social Diary.

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New York SOcial Diary Noho

This week’s Column takes you to a pre-Valentine’s Day visit to Madison Avenue. Take a look at some of the best new boutiques. Parisian Chic and American style. If you cannot visit in person, they all have websites. The streets are lively even though winter is here. The stores are full of new spring merchandise. Spoil your self and your loved ones, make a private appointment through the Madison Avenue BID link in the column for some cool shopping. Shop safely, as all the stores are providing sanitizers and social distancing. They want to keep their staff and shoppers safe. Read the column written by Barbara Hodes of NYC Private Shopping Tour in New York Social Diary.

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Madison Avenue SHopping
Madison Ave and 72nd Street

This week’s Column takes you to the streets of Soho. Believe it or not, new stores are opening all over New York. Take a look at some of the best new boutiques. If you cannot visit in person, they all have websites. The streets are lively even though winter is here. The stores are full of new merchandise, as spring is on the way. Shop safely, as all the stores are providing sanitizers and social distancing. They want to keep their staff and shoppers safe. Soho is always a must visit destination in New York. Read the column written by Barbara Hodes of NYC Private Shopping Tour in New York Social Diary.


This week’s Column takes you to the ever changing and fascinating MeatPacking District. Mepa and the Village have many new stores with all sorts of merchandise. Stores are welcoming shoppers and the streets are lively. Winter is here, and the boutiques are full of new merchandise. Shop safely, as all the stores are providing sanitizers and social distancing. They want to keep their staff and shoppers safe. Read the column written by Barbara Hodes of NYC Private Shopping Tour in New York Social Diary.

Mepa District column in New York Social Diary
New York Social Dairy COlumn on Mepa

This week’s Column is in 2 parts. Winter is almost here, and the Caribbean called. The island of St. Barth has been open to visitors for months. Being there was a great experience. The flight down was easy and safe. The island is beautiful, and the stores and restaurants are open for business. Shop and dine safely, sanitizers and social distancing are everywhere. They want to keep their staff and shoppers safe. Read the piece written by Barbara Hodes of NYC Private Shopping Tour in New York Social Diary.

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Escape to ST Barth New York Social Diary
Escape to St Barth NY Social Diary

This week’s Column takes you to a small town in Upstate New York with a big personality. Set on the banks of the Hudson River, Hudson is full of things to do, incredible restaurants, and lots of shopping. The streets are lively, the residents and visitors are masked and distanced.. Fall is here, and the antique stores, galleries and boutiques are full of new merchandise. Shop safely, as all the stores are providing sanitizers and social distancing. They want to keep their staff and shoppers safe. Read written by Barbara Hodes of NYC Private Shopping Tour in New York Social Diary.

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Hudson NY in New York Social Dairy

This week’s Column takes you back to the streets of Soho. Believe it or not, new stores are opening all over New York. Take a look at some of the best new boutiques. If you cannot visit in person, they all have websites. The streets are lively. Fall is here, and the boutiques are full of new merchandise. Shop safely, as all the stores are providing sanitizers and social distancing. They want to keep their staff and shoppers safe. Soho is always a must visit destination in New York. Read the column written by Barbara Hodes of NYC Private Shopping Tour in New York Social Diary.

Bright Stores in New York Social Diary
Bright stores in New York Social Diary
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This week’s Column takes you to the best stores in New York for your Halloween this year. Stores are welcoming shoppers and lots of people are out shopping for Halloween, The streets are lively. Fall is here, and the boutiques are full of new merchandise. Shop safely, as all the stores are providing sanitizers and social distancing. They want to keep their staff and shoppers safe. Read the column written by Barbara Hodes of NYC Private Shopping Tour in New York Social Diary.

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Halloween in NYC

This week’s Column takes you to the streets of Soho. They are coming back to life. Stores will be welcoming shoppers and the storied street vendors are back. The streets are lively. Fall is here, and the boutiques are full of new merchandise. Shop safely, as all the stores are providing sanitizers and social distancing. They want to keep their staff and shoppers safe. Soho is always a must visit destination in New York. Read written by Barbara Hodes of NYC Private Shopping Tour in New York Social Diary.

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Shopping in Soho on a busy day

This week’s Column explores some of the best and varied shopping in the city. Madison Avenue is open for business, and The Madison Avenue BID is offering Welcome Back Saturdays 26 September and 3 October. Stores will be welcoming shoppers with discounts and gifts, Fall is here, and the stores are full of new merchandise. Shop safely, as all the stores are providing sanitizers and social distancing. They want to keep their staff and shoppers safe. Madison Avenue is always a must visit destination in New York, and this event makes it even better. Read written by Barbara Hodes of NYC Private Shopping Tour in New York Social Diary.

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New York Social Diary Welcome Back Saturday

This week’s Column explores some of the best and freshest shopping in the city. Greenmarkets are found all over New York’s five boroughs. The original and the largest Market is the Union Square Greenmarket. Come take a look at a few of this market, and a few more in Manhattan. These are neighborhood gathering places. There are strict rules in the markets to keep everyone safe. Everyone in the markets all the vendors and customers were masked and politely social distancing. If you love the food of New York, this is a must visit destination. Read written by Barbara Hodes of NYC Private Shopping Tour in New York Social Diary.

Greenmarkets in New York City
Greenmarkets in NYC

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This week’s Column explores some of the best shopping in the city. The newly built space reflects the multi–ethnic culture of New York. Because it was essential, the food purveyors were always open. Now some of the food heaven stalls are serving take-away again. Whenever I have been in the market all the other customers were masked and politely social distancing. If you love the food of New York, this is a must visit destination. Read Marketing Essex: From Push(carts) to Showplacewritten by Barbara Hodes of NYC Private Shopping Tour in New York Social Diary.


The Northeast is starting to open up for travel. This week’s Column takes you on a visit to The Berkshires. The hotels and restaurants are open and spotless, museums are open by appointment only, and nature abounds. Everyone is following social distancing guidelines in Massachusetts. and everyone is masked and respecting one another. And the are happy to great you. Discover a part of New England. Read It’s Great To Be Gilded Again written by Barbara Hodes of NYC Private Shopping Tour in New York Social Diary.

Edith Whartons's Gilded Age home.
Discover The Gilded Age

Phase 2 is here! This week’s Column takes you to Soho and up Fifth Avenue. New York retail is starting to open, both department stores and specialty stores, at all price points. The stores are spotless, and the sales associates are glad to be back. Everyone is following Mr. Cuomo’s guidelines, and everyone is masked and respecting one another Read The State of the Store: A Taste of Shopping Uptown and Down written by Barbara Hodes of NYC Private Shopping Tour in New York Social Diary.


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Madison Avenue Shopping

Discover what Artists in New York have been doing to Celebrate all our Medical and Essential workers. This week’s Column will take you on a walk around the city. See how Artists have creatively contributed. Boarded Up, But Anything But Boring. Artists Lead the Way. Where to find Art in the city and online, written by Barbara Hodes and NYC Private Shopping Tour in New York Social Diary.

Bring some Love into your life. This week’s Column about how and where to help animals in need and yourself at the same time. Give Them Shelter, and They will Rock Your World. Discover amazing Rescues that are dedicated to helping animals, written by Barbara Hodes and NYC Private Shopping Tour in New York Social Diary.



Bring some Spring into your life. This week’s Column about how and where to brighten up your life with flowers and plants in the Gardens of Urban Delights. Where to find foliage in the city and online, written by Barbara Hodes and NYC Private Shopping Tour in New York Social Diary.



Read this week’s Column about how to find the Social Stationery that everyone wants to own. Where to find it in the city and online, written by Barbara Hodes and NYC Private Shopping Tour in New York Social Diary.

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Read today’s Column about exploring and shopping in Tulum. Find undiscovered beaches and blue skies written by Barbara Hodes and NYC Private Shopping Tour in New York Social Diary.

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Read today’s Column about how to really buy diamonds and colored diamonds, in New York’s own Diamond District, written by Barbara Hodes and NYC Private Shopping Tour in New York Social Diary.

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Read today’s Column about a fascinating collection of handbags, and concierge clothing care Written by Barbara Hodes and NYC Private Shopping Tour in New York Social Diary,

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