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FRANCE, DORDOGNE—Privately sited, beautifully restored, 18th-century stone farmhouse. Antiques, modern amenities, saltwater pool. 28 bucolic acres of woods, meadow, orchards, stream. Charming nearby villages. Sleeps 4. Weekly. (212) 772-2030;;


GREECE, ATHENS—Kolonaki. Acropolis views. Elegant penthouse. 4 Bed, 3 Bath, rooftop terrace. Wi-Fi, A.C, W/D. Nearby museums, shopping and restaurants. Perfect for exploring Athens! Sleeps 2-8.; Cell: US 646-785-3901 & EUROPE 30-693-240-0632


EXPERIENCE, LUXURIATE IN WHAT W.S. MERWIN wrote about while living in the Dordogne. Make a pilgrimage. Rest/Restore. 1830s Stone Barn. 7 minute walk to the Dordogne. 20 minutes from Sarlat. Leslee Carsewell, (413) 229-0155


FRANCE—PERIGORD: Farmhouse and Shepherd’s Cottage on organic sheep farm with private golf course, salt water pool. Near historic sites, Lascaux, Les Milandes, also famous vinyards—Bordeaux, St. Emilion, Bergerac. Weekly rental, separate or together with discount, sleep 10 in total.


PARIS (SQUARE BERLIOZ—9th arr.), Wi-Fi, 3BR/2Bth, beautiful full-floor condo, 4th floor, elevator. Tel.: (415) 922-8888.


UPPER NORMANDY 1820’s farmhouse in small village near Valmont, 10 Kms. from coast. Sleeps 6. All comforts. €50 p.p. per night. Email


PARIS. Luxurious, large, sun-filled belle époque apartment just off Place St. Michel on Left Bank. 4th floor. Lovely details, fully equipped, cleaning 2x/wk. Sleeps 5. Minimum week, $4,200. Call (617) 491-0006.

FRANCE/ITALY border. Romantic, spacious garden flat. Breathtaking, uninterrupted Mediterranean views.  2/3 bedrooms.


PLACE TO READ IN THE NORTH OF ICELAND. Are you looking for a place to unwind in beautiful surroundings, to catch up on your reading, and then head for the outdoors? A perfect family house, sleeps 8.


ITALY, UMBRIA/TUSCANY BORDER. 4 bedroom 4 bathroom farmhouse with private pool overlooking Lake Trasimeno with breathtaking views.

ROME. Piazza del Popolo. Charming furnished flat with a view of the church of Piazza del Popolo. 2BR (one double BR, one single). Large kitchen/dining room, one bathroom. Wi-Fi, TV, dishwasher, washing machine. 4th floor with elevator. Air-conditioning. 700 euros weekly and 1,800 monthly. For details contact:




MANHATTAN PIED À TERRE: Ideal commuter or writer. Furnished independent room with own bath in quiet UWS apt. Sleeps one. Minimum one year commitment.


Real Estate

HILLTOP HOME IN NEW YORK BERKSHIRES, 8 miles from Tanglewood. Architect-designed; light-filled; mountain views over Queechy Lake to Hudson River and beyond. Open plan kitchen with Aga range, DR, and LR; 3 BR & den; 2.5 baths; domestic elevator; 2 WBFs, 3100 sq.ft. Screened porch and open deck; 2-car basement-level garage. Exceptional value for quality of build. $549,000. (413) 329-1162,


Summer Rentals

NEW YORK—Elegant, bright Carnegie Hill 1BR parkside 2nd floor walkup for rent June–Sept. Principals only.


BEAUTIFUL, HISTORIC FARMHOUSE in Dutchess County, Rhinebeck/Milan area, available July 1–August 31, 2018 only. House sits on large acreage, private and tranquil; 4 bedroom, 3 baths; large screen-porch and separate sun-porch. Two fireplaces. Wi-Fi throughout. Swimming pool, boating pond. House and land in perfect condition. Must see. No pets/no smoking, $20,000 for full season. Principals only. Contact Kathy Hayes (845) 758-8229.


Personal Services

EXCELLENT MASSAGE In call or Out call. (212) 880-0088.

DANIELLE’S LIP SERVICE. Ebony beauty, adult phone sex, and web cam. (773) 935-4995.

INDULGE. Alluring, intelligent, discreet, Italian American for touch and pleasure. (917) 520-1131.



STILL SHAPELY WIDOW, very smart, sometimes merry, also thoughtful, seeks similar widower, born ’32–’37—highly educated, solvent, warm-hearted—to connect and see what develops. Princeton/NYC/Philadelphia.

LOOKING FOR A STORYBOOK ROMANCE with enough substance to thrive in the real world. Worldly, engaging, loving, beautiful woman, 74, seeks single man mid-60’s to late 70’s for passion, companionship, love. Love theater, classical music, art, wandering in bookstores, entertaining, lengthy conversation in a cafe. Politically liberal. New York City. Please enclose photo. Email to

PRIVATE DATING CLUB seeks attractive, successful gentlemen aged 30’s–60’s+ interested in meeting and dating beautiful women…you should be open to enjoying a lasting relationship if you meet the right person. NY, LA, Chicago, Boston, DC, San Francisco, San Diego, Phoenix, Seattle, Texas, Toronto. Reply w/ bio and photo in confidence:

WARM, WITTY, LITERATE feminist, 51, seeks compatible single male. PNW lefty with NYC ties. Politically engaged, secular Jew, of relatively sound mind & body, I read, cook, sing, garden, work, walk, laugh.

CURVY, LIKABLE, FAIR-SKINNED, brunette, in her playful 50’s (lots to offer, rather than just looks), seeks also-Jewish, successful gentleman for love, laughter, and beautiful future. Reply with bio/photo in confidence:

INTELLECTUALLY ENGAGED older Jewish woman, exceptionally fit, attractive, active and activist, seeks male counterpart for daily life and adventures. Interests include Yiddish literature, left politics, bookstores, hiking. You: 65+, kind, caring, well-read, smart, interested in a committed relationship. Handsome is nice, but liking cats is non-negotiable. Bay Area best, elsewhere possible. Send letter and two photos:

LOVELY, LIVELY WIDOW, retired academic, involved in the arts, great sense of fun, abundant warmth, recent resident of Pasadena, CA. Seeks succesful gentleman (75-83) to acquaint her with the sights of SoCal.

URBANE, CULTURED, ATTRACTIVE, fit professional woman (60s), DC. Seeks single man with similar attributes, NY/DC. Favorites: Love In The Time of Cholera, Palm Trees in the Snow, Villa-Lobos.

GENUINE KINDNESS and a wonderfully irreverent sense of humor in a guy (68–80) would be cherished by this slender, spirited woman with a passion for the arts, and a desire for a life rich in companionship. Tri-state area.

LATE-30s, MALE, yoga skeptic, music snob, grammar scold, paperbag writer, agnostic Scorpio. NYC-based but/and travel often. You: female, funny, literate, anti-fascist.

NYC MATCHMAKING SERVICE is offering complimentary memberships to men. Meet attractive, accomplished individuals who are interested in long-term, substantive companionship. (212) 877-5151;

LITHE, LOVELY, WARM-HEARTED woman seeks unattached healthy and financially secure man (55–70) for passion, companionship, travel. Bay Area preferred.



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TIME TO WRITE YOUR MEMOIR? Ghostwriting by New York Times best-selling author-biographer.  (917) 673-6341.




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DEFY INERTIA! Personal online movement sessions with compassionate, experienced instructor. Restorative exercises, stretching & joint mobilization; postural decompression.


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VISIONARY ENVIRONMENTALIST, seeks philanthropic funding. Let’s meet. Let’s discuss. Contact