Category Archives: Travel

Let’s just call it a “nor-eater”.

Well, you didn’t expect us to starve during the storms, did you? Lies I tell myself while it’s sneeting, that odious weather condition between sleet and snow: “I’m burning more calories in the cold.” “No one can see how fat I … Continue reading

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Nor sleet nor snow nor’easter…

…can keep us from having a fantastic time in NYC. Weather or not, we had way big fun in the city this trip. We were there for not one, but two nor’easters. Flew out just a few hours ahead of … Continue reading

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At Le Coq Rico: the chicken and the egg.

“We’re going to brunch”, said my husband. Yes, that husband. The one who never willingly goes to brunch. Okay. Where? It’s a surprise. And what a surprise it was! A glorious, whimsical, scrumptious surprise. Alsatian chef Antoine Westermann bestowed Le Coq … Continue reading

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Take a left at Shakespeare’s Garden.

I followed the eccentric Mr. Mould down a rabbit hole last week. While tapping out my last post I discovered that Belvedere Castle, one of Jacob Wrey Mould’s projects in Central Park, was closing last weekend for a year of restoration. … Continue reading

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Saturday. In the Park. With Fred, Calvert & Jacob.

My favorite place in NYC is Central Park. And my favorite place in Central Park is Bethesda Terrace. I silently paid my respects to park creators Frederick Law Olmsted & Calvert Vaux this morning, saluting their signpost as I crossed … Continue reading

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Grateful x 3

The best Thanksgivings are plural. We were blessed to enjoy three of them this year, albeit two in absentia. Thanksgiving One: we skedaddled so friends from the East Coast could gather at our place with their far-flung family AND new … Continue reading

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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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