Seen & Heard: Champagne and Kung Pao Chicken

I Was Here••• Gayle Forman will be at Barnes & Noble Tribeca on January 27. Gayle wrote for Budget Travel magazine when I was there, and she’s lovely! Her novel If I Stay was terrific; her new one is I Was Here. She once told me I should quit being an editor and write young adult fiction. The road not taken….

••• The Debra Messing TV show “Mysteries of Laura” is shooting around Greenwich and Warren again on Monday. Does her character live here or something? They keep coming back.

••• @aprilfranzino posted this on Instagram: “The chic new (and first-ever) @NexxusHair Salon—opening March [on N. Moore]—has a touch-screen interactive mirror that uploads your photo for a personal 360 cut, color, and treatment diagnosis curated by Creative Director @KevinMancusoNYC. And saves your data for future visits!”

Nexxus salon by aprilfranzino••• From Frankly Wines: “After seven years, we’re finally planning our a wine dinner! And it’s going to be a fun one, done Frankly-style. We’ll be pouring a bevy of bottles from Champagne Corbon, one of our favorite growers new to the New York bubbles scene. All paired BYOB-style with loads of food, family-style at Uncle Ted’s Modern Chinese restaurant on Bleecker. This is how we do it when we go out for our own industry dinners—so we want to invite everyone to join in the fun.” It’s Feb. 12 and $100.

••• Someone just shared a document via Dropbox with me, but the email looked spammy to me, so I didn’t open it—and of course now I can’t stop thinking it was the details on the 101 Warren renovation (or something else interesting). If you sent it, please email me at so I can verify the email address.

••• I got some clarity on the Urban Archaeology auction dates. Still trying to find out if US is leaving Franklin Street.

••• Sumos are back at Whole Foods! The best. Delicious and easy to peel.

sumo mandarins at whole foods

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  1. Sumos are early this year. YAY!