Tagged with friendship

Color Me Pretty

I’m off to Key West for the weekend – yay! Lazy sunny beach and pool days – double yay! Swimsuit and exposed  skin – um, yeah… about that… Recent injuries and surgeries put a serious dent in my exercise routine so I’m not by any means beach-body ready. Lack of regular sunny days and my birthright mean … Continue reading

California Food Dreamin’

The premise was simple: get away for the holiday weekend, visit my friend Valerie and celebrate my birthday. I arrived on Thursday and am staying through Wednesday. It’s been a food tour since I arrived. No surprise there. Thursday, I had lunch at Sugarfish in Downtown LA. A friend in NYC had recommended it and … Continue reading

My First Surgery

My appendix decided to make its presence known on Cinco de Mayo. I had spent the day on my couch recovering from a weekend of drinking, dancing and making new friends. The pain came out of nowhere, it felt like someone was twisting my belly button. After ruling out hunger I decided to sleep on … Continue reading

Urban Math Skills

My friends live near me but we don’t all use the same subway stop. When we need to meet up to go somewhere together we’ll often agree to meet on a train. We agree on a time to meet at a specific stop, each person figuring out what that means for their departure from their … Continue reading

Intersecting Circles.

The beauty of New York is that it is ultimately a small town. I met Denise at a Valentine’s Day party. I met Laura and Ken at Good Spirits. I met Jimmy at a Sandy Relief fundraiser. Tonight they were all at an Edible Magazine subscriber appreciation event hosted in the kitchens of Union Square … Continue reading

An Eventful Saturday

Four years running the New York Shakespeare Exchange has hosted ShakesBEER. It is (to my knowledge) the only bard and beer crawl in NYC. Simply put, they act out a scene from different works by Shakespeare at four different bars with cast and audience intermingled. The coolest part is that they don’t do it in … Continue reading

Inspired by Good Spirits

Last night was the 2013 edition of  Good Spirits which though sponsored by Edible Manhattan could have just as easily been sponsored by Edible Brooklyn as the mix of restaurants/distillers/bars did seem to skew to Kings County. No matter, it rocked. I really do love Good Spirits because unlike other food/cocktail events in NYC they seem to have … Continue reading

Wisdom Discovered in Ageing

The best things in life are aged… Cheese, steak, wine, spirits, friendships, great houses, vintage clothes… With age we gain respect and become more aware of the layers of intricacy offered without flashiness but always with the expectation of a little patience. So thank you, to life and notably to those friends, who every day … Continue reading

Iced Apple

We’re having a snowstorm. The weather people insisted on calling it Nemo… weather people’s kids must get picked on a lot. Predictions were for the hardest snow fall to hit the City of New York between 4-10pm.  Its 10.30pm, there are maybe 4 inches on the ground but its meant to snow till 1pm on … Continue reading

Friendship on the streets

Late last night as I was heading toward the subway on the way home from a very long day at work, I noticed two homeless people had set up their home for the night by the entrance. They were both elderly and one of them was washing the other with baby wipes while chatting away … Continue reading