Category Archives: Travel

Sweet Indulgence.

What could be more self-indulgent than a quick trip to NYC for no real good reason at all?  Sachertorte, that’s what. I mean, when you’re off the rails already, why not? Let me explain. “Um, we were just there,” said … Continue reading

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A Last Look at New York.

Let’s see. Before I interrupted myself with that bit of shameless self-promotion last week we were re-capping the New York trip… It was even harder than usual to leave this time. Fall is (despite UN General Assembly Week, despite whatever is … Continue reading

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The Un-High Line.

I guess you could say it’s been spoiled by success. Strolling the enormously popular High Line of late has not exactly been a walk in the park. So slow. So crowded. And it is having the very breath squeezed out … Continue reading

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NYBG Day Trip: Glass Menagerie

If you haven’t yet made the trek up to the New York Botanical Garden to see the glorious Chihuly installation, it’s not too late: the exhibit continues through October 29. And it is so worth the trip! We began our … Continue reading

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Family Album: More Maui, Please.

Every trip to Ka’anapali is the best trip, but this one, seriously, was the best of the best. Well, except for the getting there. Nine of us arrived at LAX all ready to hula but our airplane decided not to … Continue reading

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Walk with me: Ka’anapali

All in all, August might not be the best time for a trip to Maui. Unless you are fond of crowds. Crowds with lots and lots of children. We certainly did our part. But my philosophy regarding Hawaii is that … Continue reading

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Hungry in Manhattan: The Prix Fixe Lunch, Part III

It is a fact. I have better taste in food than in clothes. And this is why, the first time we stepped inside Café Boulud I momentarily considered flight. The graciously appointed dining room brimmed with what author Tom Wolfe, … Continue reading

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