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Marianne Dougherty

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on Apr 01, 2008
The sprawling facility, which features 233 guest rooms, overlooks Lake Mohonk Mohonk Mountain House Resort and Spa in New Paltz, NY, reflects one family's continuing commitment to the environment. Nearly 140 years ago twin brothers Alfred and Albert Smiley pooled their resources to buy a piece of
on Apr 01, 2008
For the past 40 years, Democrats have been waiting for a presidential hopeful capable of inspiring Americans in the way that John F. Kennedy did. Now there's talk that Barack Obama may be that candidate. First of all, there was Caroline Kennedy's endorsement. "Over the years I've been deeply moved by people who've
on Mar 01, 2008
As this issue went to press, Mercedes-Benz Fall/Winter 2008 Fashion Week in New York City was winding down, but we've just started talking about spring/summer 2008 in the pages of this magazine. All week long I've been at the shows, watching models walk the runway in coats and hats, woolen skirts and tights. Then I
on Feb 01, 2008
Last November, I spent Thanksgiving in Scotland with my daughter Erin, who's working on her Ph.D. at the University of Edinburgh. Aside from attending a literary pub crawl, visiting Edinburgh Castle, which rises majestically out of a slab of volcanic rock, and eating dinner nearly every night at Henderson's, one of
on Jan 01, 2008
Now that the holidays are over, it's time to implement those New Year's resolutions we made when we had a little too much Champagne and thought that losing 30 pounds by Easter would be a cakewalk. Or not. Last fall I spent a weekend at Canyon Ranch in Lenox, MA, with my friend Lori, where we engaged in a variety