Mother’s Day is just days away, and if you’re anything like me, you’ve been getting a barrage of emails touting the perfect gifts for Mom. Sales on everything from perfume sets to pots and pans, spa treatments to sparkling tennis bracelets, have invaded my inbox. My Mamma deserves every bit of indulgence after the drama […]

Last week Kimberly and I decided to meet up for a late meal and dined at our favorite go-to village pasta stop, Bar Pitti. We were the lone soles occupying an outdoor table. With no heat lamps in sight, we braved the breeze and were determined to enjoy our rigatoni al fresco. Earlier in the […]

11. Employees Only Everyone needs a neighborhood bar. But to be able to call Employees Only my neighborhood bar is something for which I’ll be forever grateful. Not that it’s a Wednesday-night-beer kind of place; the crowd at EO is always well-dressed, well-heeled, and sometimes tightly-packed on weekends. It’s the cocktails that make the scene, […]

As the warmer weather arrives, all the red wine and hot punch from the winter months becomes less desirable. The thought of warming my hands over a mug of mulled cider, as I so often did this winter, no longer seems appealing; with spring, thoughts of fresh herbs, flower blossoms, fizzes and flips take center […]

Spring has sprung, and there is no foolin’ this maven with the signs that the season’s delicate, earthen flavor sensations are beginning to bloom before our very eyes! It’s umbrella season, and as we stash away our heavy coats, woolen stockings and winter recipes, we make room in our closets and our pantries for the […]

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