With the place festooned in all its holiday finery, the mood at Michael’s was, dare I say, downright festive. (Even the coming apocalypse can’t deter this crowd from their Wednesday lunches at 55th and Fifth.) There were plenty of handshakes and air-kisses being exchanged in the dining room today. I was thrilled to see ‘Mayor’ Joe Armstrong, who decamped some time ago for his home state of Texas, back at his usual perch (Table Three) and receiving hearty hellos from several pals including Discovery ID’s Henry Schleiff. Welcome back, Mr. Mayor, you have been missed!