Last night, I had the extraordinary experience of dining at Next for a best friend's 40th birthday celebration. 19 courses, 3 1/2 hours, rare wine pairings. I am exhausted and bleary-eyed (we were at the 10pm seating, finishing at 1:30am) but I must get the words down while the night is fresh in my mind.Next, … Continue reading An Unforgettable Night at NEXT
Morning brings the ritual of coffee. When bedtime draws near, I often fantasize about having it in the morning, waking up to the amazing taste, smell, and enveloping warmth. I have been known to audibly moan upon taking my first sip. Midday I am walking or running my gorgeous mutt. Okay, most days. When it's … Continue reading In Praise of the Five O’Clock Cocktail
This long sloooow march through the colder months often saps my spirits and ambition (cue The Dream Academy's Life in a Northern Town). It is much easier to spring out of bed when the sun's rays embrace us early. I am sharing a short list of things that carry me through the winter doldrums, and … Continue reading The Winter Blues
What is sexy? My 9-year old daughter recently asked this from the backseat of my car (isn't that where all of the amusing/difficult/serious inquiries come from?) after hearing the word in song lyrics. The question gave me pause. Not because I didn't want to answer, but because sexy is undeniably subjective. I responded eventually in … Continue reading What is sexy?