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
In Praise of the Five O’Clock Cocktail
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
The Winter Blues
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?
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?