Early in the summer, I happily spent an afternoon at a friend’s house enjoying his hospitality and all of the lovely amenities his home offers – a peaceful setting with both a pool and a hot tub. As we relaxed in the bubbling hot tub, we talked about the simple satisfaction that comes from hanging … Continue reading When is enough enough?
Run a half marathon. Check out the sales at Macy's. Buy nothing. You really don't need a thing. Have dinner out. Get a pedicure. Go to bed early. Eat a delicious salad. Take a run. Have a beer. And a shot. Laze in bed an extra 20 minutes. Feed the birds. Put on a pretty … Continue reading 50 ways to leave your 40s
Music is an amazing thing - it soothes, excites, inspires, comforts, stimulates and impresses me more than any other art form. There are songs that take me back to specific moments in my life like no other time machine I've ever known and guitar solos that still make me shake my head with wonder. Below … Continue reading My life’s soundtrack – my top 50 at 50
Sunday morning, despite an early and drizzly start, I headed up to Saratoga with one of the other Lunar Bit*hes and ran the second of three half marathons I had registered for as a personal challenge in honor of my upcoming milestone birthday. The appeal reputation of the Palio was that it was a flat … Continue reading Palio in comparison
One of the most exciting parts of owning a restaurant, for me, is conceiving and hosting events. The Ladies First party last fall and our New Year's Day Open House, were two of my favorite afternoons spent at Lark + Lily in the near year (!) since we opened. Last Sunday I was fortunate enough … Continue reading Yoga Brunch
Over the summer, I did a little more than my usual television watching. It was too hot to do anything else, people. Don't judge! I binge watched the entire Breaking Bad series, finally finished Downton Abbey and, on my chiropractor's recommendation, blew through Grace and Frankie. I don’t regret the hours I spent on the … Continue reading Man Crush Monday – Massimo Bottura
When you own a house there’s always something that needs attention. If you’re lucky, you can alternate the fun projects such as a new bathroom or a rehabbed deck with the necessary, but unsexy projects like replacing the roof or windows, and achieve some sense of satisfaction with the expense of homeownership. If your house … Continue reading Getting your mind into the gutter