Celest: I’ll admit I was confused about where the event was even supposed to be. “Surprise location” and all… Kimberly: Why? Did you think it was at the Gramercy Park Hotel? I heard some people made that mistake. Celest: Yeah, at first. But Remy was my date for the evening and she knew better than […]

November 27th, 2007

The King of Greenwich Village

Monday night dates are an interesting breed.Definitely not the thrilling occasion that is a weekend rendezvous, hardly as promising as those that get penciled in ‘round the midweek hump, Monday dates are sometimes, frankly, difficult to motivate for. So when an uncannily handsome man asked me out on a Monday, I had one small caveat: we […]

Sara (from Chicago) : Thanksgiving a la Barron: Two notable traditions were carried on this year: 1) The Barron Family Walk. My mother forces my brother, father and me on a two-hour-long walk around our neighborhood prior to our Thanksgiving dinner. “Why?” you may ask? Is it scenic? Not especially. Do we pay a visit to old […]

November 22nd, 2007

Pumpkin Risotto

It’s turkey time!, which means two things for pumpkins nation-wide: (a) they are on sale, and (b) most of those bought for Thanksgiving will come in a can. Never one to turn down a slice of my Mamma’s pumpkin pie, I hold no grudges against a classic made with One-Pie Pumpkin, but this year I’m bringing an […]

November 22nd, 2007

Lumberjacks and Jack o’Lanterns

Though, technically, autumn began a few weeks ago, there have been few nights in the past couple of months with real fall crispness. Remember how warm it still was on Halloween? And I don’t just look forward to autumn—I crave it. The burning colors, brisk air that yields pink cheeks, leaves crunching under a new […]

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