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Jackie's Cartier Watch (with bonus painting) Sells for $379,500 at Auction to Kim Kardashian West

on Tue, 12/12/2017 - 21:45

The supporting article appeared in Forbes Magazine, June 21, 2017 and Town and Country 

The Watch and the Painting

A Cartier Tank watch owned by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis sold in June 2017 for $379,500, more than tripling its high-auction estimate of $120,000 at Christie’s New York “Rare Watches and American Icons Sale.” The anonymous buyer was believed to be Kim Kardashian West. Kardashian has since posed for a photo shoot re-enacting Jackie's look of the 1960's presidency.

The 18k gold square-shaped watch manufactured in 1962 was given to the former first lady from her brother-in-law

Log for PK's 38-mile Walk - 2/7/09

on Tue, 11/27/2012 - 02:28

My plan was to take a 50-mile walk following the same path Robert F. Kennedy chose for his historic 50 mile walk in 1963 at this same time that year. I was motivated to see how this hike would have felt for him and also as a way to try and relive my attempt at a 50 mile walk in the summer of 1963. (Click here to learn more about the 50-Mile Hike Phenomenon back then)




According to the news of February 9, 1963, Robert F. Kennedy chose to walk along the banks of the Potomac on the towpath of the C&O Canal National Park in 20 degree weather. He started his walk at 5:00 a.m.

Attempt at 50-Miles in the Summer of '63

on Mon, 11/26/2012 - 07:09

Originally Written December 9, 2008

I've been searching my mind for exactly why four of us hiked from Roselle to Netcong, New Jersey (nearly 50 miles) when we were 15 years old. It was a heady time in America when a dynamic young president, JFK, challenged everyone (see The 50-Mile Hike Phenomenon). And, it seemed at that time that we, as individuals and as a nation, could meet those challenges. Of course, there's also a certain invincible attitude that comes with being a young teenage male that probably accounted for much of our reasoning.

We set out by ourselves early one hot hazy mid-summer