Category Archives: Life

Last look at NYC: Perfection in the Park

My very most favorite days are those when I realize there’s no place I would rather be than where I am in that exact moment. And this was one of those days. We stepped into the Park at West 66th … Continue reading

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NYC Right Now: The Food Diaries – Constant. Change.

Pretty much every. single. thing in life changed in the last year and a half, so I’m not sure why I held on so tightly to my vision of NYC being EXACTLY the same. In my defense, this is a … Continue reading

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NYC Right Now: The Food Diaries – Greek is Glorious!

If I’d made a list of the things we missed about NYC during lockdown, Greek food might be very near the top. I’ve never been to Greece, so I can speak only to Greek food NYC-style. I’m sure it must … Continue reading

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NYC Right Now; The Food Diaries – Boulud 3 Ways.

Let’s call it a parable of loaves and dishes. Thanks to restaurateur par excellence Daniel Boulud, we ate well (and often!) during our city sojourn. Initially alarmed to learn of the closure of our beloved CafĂ© Boulud, we vowed to … Continue reading

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NYC right now.

I can’t tell you how many times I googled it in the past few months. “What is it like in NYC right now?” Plenty of news stories. But I couldn’t get a sense of the pulse, Louboutins on the ground, … Continue reading

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Family Album: 99 never looked so fine!

If age really is just a number, I think we should all choose 99. It surely looks good on Phyllis! The crown, along with with a sweet pot of flowers, was a gift from Daniel and Victoria. Queen V drove … Continue reading

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LA Weekend.

One Saturday in the mid-70’s when I was very new to California and having some difficulty adjusting to things like purple ice plant blooming in mid-February and the hills on fire in December, the CE suggested we make a day … Continue reading

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Nature is a beast.

Neighbor dropped by the other day. Nice chat. Until… Tomatoes. “I have sooooo many tomatoes. Just overrun with them. I don’t think we’ve ever had a better year for tomatoes. Will you take some, please?” Reader, my tomato-red blood ran … Continue reading

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Crossing that bridge when I come to it.

Toward the end of 2020, I wrote the date down in my calendar on a whim. August 14. An exercise in hopefulness. Surely we could be back in the city by then, right? In the meantime, I was making no … Continue reading

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Family Album: Maui Memories.

Yes, it was a bit of a challenge to get there. But I’d do it all and more again to be back in Maui. Every trip is a little bit different but always, always magical. We go back a long … Continue reading

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