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Be my Hanky Panky Valentine

Be my Hanky Panky Valentine

I’ve found people have a love/hate relationship with Fernet, much like some of us have with Valentine’s Day. Personally, I had a strong aversion to it until little by little I fell in love with it. It being Fernet. Fernet is coy. The intense dark liquid captures the eye with hints of gold that lure you in. A first sip hits your … Continue reading

Clean up on the Q

On the subway the other morning I dropped my iced coffee. It did that flippity flip thing where for a brief second I thought it would land right side up. No dice. 16oz of coffee and iced spilled all over the place. Luckily no one was hit by the splatter but rivers of coffee formed … Continue reading

A Paso Robles Quick Step

Despite the pre-departure snafu we were able to maintain our departure time and headed out for a couple of days in Paso Robles wine country. The drive took us through some beautiful countryside and we stopped for lunch at the Los Olivos Wine Merchant Cafe. Lunch was tasty if nothing spectacular and afterwards we stopped in at the … Continue reading

It was a blurr

Hard to believe its been over a month since I last blogged but it has. Apologies to any regular readers. Life just sort of took over [ie: work] and having resolved to go to bed earlier / not start new tasks after 11pm meant my blogging took a hit. So this is what happened… I … Continue reading

A Perfect Weekend. In Good Company

I’ve never been a fan of the Hamptons, a part of Long Island where every summer a large contingent of seemingly moneyed New Yorkers spend their summer.  To me, it’s like Manhattan-at-the-Beach. The scenery is beautiful, the houses huge (who needs that many rooms!) but the idea of spending my weekend in towns where Main … Continue reading

Fabulously Exhausting.

Part of the beauty of living in NYC is that sometimes life’s adventures snowball and you find yourself caught up in a whirlwind of amazing experiences. My life last week, was quite fabulous but also quite exhausting: Sunday: Brunch with oyster topped Bloody Marys to celebrate the crutches being retired followed by strolling through Cobble Hill window shopping. … Continue reading

Crutch. Step. Karma.

I’ve spent the last few days hobbling around NYC on crutches to the point that yesterday when I graduated to using just the one, my shoulders thanked me. It’s been a long week. Monday, I attempted commuting to work by subway and though not impossible it was so physically exhausting that I had to take a … Continue reading

A Side Tracked Weekend

Wrapping up a 3-day weekend which I’d planned to spend cooking and crossing things off my to-do list, you know like filing my taxes… well let’s just say I got side tracked. After Friday’s insanity of a long day at work and an interesting cab ride home, I slept in. Though I did manage to … Continue reading

A Tasty Lazy Sunday

Sometimes you want something really tasty but with a little less effort than usual so when that happens, or I’m crunched for time, I cheat by using store-bought bases to which I add a little personal touch. Today was one of those days. Brunch, was two 3-minute poached eggs on a toasted english muffin that I’d spread … Continue reading

Running Reach the Beach #rtbrelay

I run relay races. The kind where 12 runners cover 200 miles in 24 hours, or in my team’s case more like 30-ish. I’ve done Ragnar but my hands-down favorite is the Reach the Beach series not only because we start at a mountain and run to the beach but also the organizers are awesome people … Continue reading