Tag Archives: Travel

Please don’t interrupt my aloha.

It happens every time. Our bodies are technically back in California but I can’t quite leave Hawaii behind. It’s not jet lag. It’s the sense that I had a glimpse of Paradise (because I just know heaven will be a … Continue reading

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Walk with me: the hula cat and the haoles.

Dateline: Poipu, where everything is perfection. We’ve been here more times than I can count but we’ve never had a room with this view before: So here we are, a million miles from everyday life. But at least one thing … Continue reading

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Just faux enough away for us.

When does a groove become a rut? Maybe it’s when you discuss unironically that the morning walk commenced three minutes late and now we would all be off schedule for the entire day. “All” meaning the two elderlies and the … Continue reading

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Failure to launch?

Among the many things that no longer seem possible is the idea of packing a suitcase. We returned from San Francisco last month certain we had our travel chops back and we were determined to plan another jaunt right away … Continue reading

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Family Album: Collecting Candles.

He is quite the collector, the CE. Oriental rugs, books, antiquities, arcania, etc. etc. Through the years he has filled up quite a few walls and closets with his favorite things. Lately, it seems, though, for both of us that … Continue reading

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Oops we did it again: The Big Splurge

Midway into the early lockdown, the CE and I started planning: where would we go when this was over? (Over? Hah! Anyone remember “15 days to flatten the curve”?) Okay, maybe “over” is a euphemism. Other than Norway, Sweden and … Continue reading

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We ran away to the circus!

Dateline: Sarasota, Florida where we spent yesterday morning touring the Ringling Museum. John Ringling, along with his passel of brothers, bought the Barnum & Bailey show in 1907, beginning a remarkable ascent to wealth and fame for Ringling and his … Continue reading

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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 – 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 Café Boulud, we vowed to … Continue reading

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