Monthly Archives: August 2014

Jack London: a Visit to the Valley of the Moon.

Jack London may be the greatest author I’ve never read. Well, almost never – I did read Call of the Wild and yes, it is terrific. But I steadfastly refuse to pick up another of London’s books because he fills … Continue reading

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Summer in the City: August in NYC

Two perfect summer weeks in NYC. Glorious weather made for some of our favorite walks ever in Central Park and on the High Line. Saw our family and friends, had some great meals, and, as always, can’t wait to return. … Continue reading

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Florida Road Trip Finale: The Breakers, Palm Beach

Cheese and wine, maybe, but do hotels get better with age? Not usually, so was I out of my mind to persuade the CE to make one last stop on our Florida road trip and visit the Breakers with me? … Continue reading

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Florida Road Trip, Part 7: South Beach Sojourn

As we made our way north from Key West we stopped for lunch and a fond last look at Islamorada. I don’t think even Odysseus could resist the siren song of Lor-e-lei, where you can snack on conch fritters and … Continue reading

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Birds in the Boroughs.

The CE and I are currently pretending to be New Yorkers, but we’ve still got chickens on the brain. Last night we walked up to Broadway on a perfect NYC summer evening and sat outside at The Smith (I recommend … Continue reading

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