Romantic Road

For this pre-Valentine’s Day travel post, a trip down the Romantic Road seemed fitting.  This is the Germany of lore.  Quaint, walled towns and fairy tale castles greet you at almost every stop along this 290 kilometer (180 miles) drive that begins a few minutes outside of Frankfurt and goes along the center of the…

The Route du Vin

With this cold weather, I’ve been dreaming about spring.  I’ve also been thinking about what I’ll make when I can use my gas stove again.  Besides roasting a chicken, my thoughts turn to slowly stirred risotto using spring’s first vegetables.  I’d accompany either dish with a nice glass of white wine.  That reminded me of…

Chasing Banksy

Sometimes you can find an adventure in your own backyard.  With that in mind, this month’s travel post is devoted to Banksy. In every neighborhood and type of locale, from the upscale to the ghetto, no part of New York was left untouched.  In case you somehow missed all the buzz, the anonymous graffiti artist…

Linda In India

In honor of my mother, Linda, this month’s travel post remembers our December 2005 trip to attend my friend’s wedding in Mumbai.  We spent almost three weeks together for the wedding and touring around Rajasthan.  It was quality mother-daughter time, and we didn’t even fight much…well, not until the last day or so. Now my…

Not My Day Job

Trying to keep up with all the food and cocktail events happening around NYC can be overwhelming and exhausting … but it’s certainly not dull. A few Thursdays ago I attended a book signing party at The Flatiron Room for Fred Minnick’s Whiskey Women – an exciting new book I mentioned in a recent post.…