Once upon a time, I was a bartender and I loved it. I love crafting cocktails. It’s creative and tactile and you get to drink your mistakes. I no longer work in bars but I’m a frequent drinker in them and still have a deep appreciation for a well-crafted drink. So when my friend Kitty Bradshaw said she was going to Waikiki (again) I asked her to tell me about all her favorite drinks in Hawaii.…

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Virginia Wine Country: A Photo Tour

I’ll admit it. I had no idea there was such a thing as Virginia wine country but I certainly got a lesson while visiting my friends in the Washington D.C. area for the weekend. First, let me say it was a much needed, easy-going and relaxed weekend away from the hustle of NYC. With the exception of my phone crashing and the subsequent horror surrounding trying to get it working again, not a thing was wrong.…
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Vacation Dreaming

Ever wish you could drop everything, hop a cab to the airport and get on the first plane headed for a warm locale? That’s how I feel today. It’s been a long and challenging year so far and my work is not yet done, but if I could, I’d be on a plane right now. Destination? Beach. Nothing says relax more than the sound of the surf, the feel of the sand beneath my feet and the warmth of the glorious sun on my face.…
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A Quick Update

Earlier this week I wrote about my adventures this past January and I mentioned living vicariously through my friend Ingrid who’s vacationing in Brazil…until March. To be fair, she’s not really on vacation, per se. She and her hubby are simply traveling for the year. Ahem. Well, no sooner than I’d posted that missive, Miss Ingrid sent me some snapshots from the current leg of her trip.…
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