Student, University Wisconsin, 1947-1950; student, New York University, 1951-1953; student, New School for Social Research, 1951-1953; Bachelor, State University of New York, 1997.
Freelance travel writer, since 1948; owner, The Place off Second Ave for Antiques, Inc., New York City, 1958-1988; president, A Tisket A Tasket, New York City, 1981-1993; consultant, lecturer, ATAT, Inc., New York City, 1990-1993. President 222-11 Apartment Owners corporation, New York City, 1984-1993.
Member Concerned Citizens of Montauk, Long Island, since 1985. Member National Academy television Arts and Sciences, Overseas Press Club.
Married Daniel Nilva, April 1, 1964. Children: Daniella Jo, Stephanie Mara.