After Saturday’s Prague flight landed around 3 pm at JFK I decided to break with longstanding Airbnb tradition and stay at Greenpoint’s Henry Norman Hotel. It’s seven or eight blocks from the G line (the nearest stop is Nassau Ave.) but the HNH design is eclectic, striking, and boutique-y in a wonderfully non-corporate way. The Polish-Russian neighborhood is modest and quiet. The Henry Norman is a six-minute walk from Broadway Stages, the busy production facility.

On my second and last night in Belgrade (Thursday, 5.26), HE’s own Svetlana Cvetko hosted a warm and relaxing dinner at Fran’s, a grade-A Belgrade eatery. The two blondes (the one on the left is a Belgrade-based attorney) are visiting West Hollywood later this week.