Friday, December 3

David Patrick Columbia


Yesterday I had the pleasure of having lunch at Michael’s with New York luminary David Patrick Columbia, founder of New York Social Diary. Hardly a person passed by our table without stopping to shake his hand or say hello. His chronicling of New York and society began in 1993 as a monthly society column in Quest magazine. Then in 2000 David decided to become independent and take his project online. Each day, with the help of his business partner, Jeffrey Hirsch, David documents society with his unique personal reflection.

NYSD was a huge source of inspiration to me when I started All the Best four years ago. After a long lunch, book shopping at Archivia and much talk about the online world, I realize that it was very much like meeting a long lost friend. What a thrill to read his account of our lunch this morning. Thanks David.

Photo: New York Times

7 comments:

La Maison Fou said...

How great, what a wonderful lunch that would have been. I do enjoy both of your blogs....
Happy Holidays Rhonda.
L.

ALL THE BEST said...

Thank you!! It really was a lot of fun!

Karena said...

Ronda, what an experience! I am off to read his posting!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Jane K. Schott said...

FABULOUS! I could not start the day without a photo and thoughts from DPC. You are in such good company.

Much MORE success for you both...and his pups!

quintessence said...

Have been a fan of NYSD for years. What a fun day you had - read both your versions! And also read about his viewing of the Last Supper exhibit at the Armory which, as I mentioned on Q's Facebook page is a must see if you're in NYC for the holidays. And perhaps we'll be reading about the fabulous Archivia?!

ALL THE BEST said...

Aren't the pups adorable! He actually has 3 dogs!

ALL THE BEST said...

YES! I really want to see Last Supper exhibit at the Armory. And Archivia is divine!