My Site Today was just the most fun!  I woke up refreshed after a great night’s sleep and went downstairs to meet Dan for breakfast.  He’s the one who hired me at the Kennedy Center thirteen years ago based only on a short phone interview that I took sitting in my car at a Flying […]

Nothing like a quick hop across the pond to catch up with friends! A good excuse this time: Nicole, one of my good friends from Kennedy Center days, is getting married tomorrow and today is her birthday! Naturally we’re in the uber-hip neighbourhood of Williamsburg, and the hotel is all artisanal free range brick and […]

I love Christmas in London–and I realized last night that this is my last weekend in London until after the New Year!  I’ll be in New York next weekend for a wedding, then in Luxembourg for work, and then off to Australia for Christmas and New Year’s.  So today I went into full Christmas mode. […]

I finally saw Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake!  Can’t recall when I first learned about it . . . maybe the ending scene of Billy Elliot?  If so it feels a tad late, given the piece won roughly all the awards in London and New York in the mid-1990s (but then again, in the mid-1990s I was living […]

I’ve had a gift card to the Cowshed at The Ned burning a hole in my wallet for nearly a year now.  Matt gave it to Justin as a Christmas gift last year, but he hasn’t been able to use it, and since it will expire before he makes it back to London, he said […]

Turns out my 18th Century Chinese dish is the perfect size and shape for a burrito bowl from Chipotle. Yum!

Ever vigilant in keeping my gardening standards at the cutting edge of taste, Lady took to heart Muriel Stuart’s sage advice that gnomes and pheasants are out . . . . . . but stone nymphs are in . . . . . . with the happy result that my window boxes are now graced […]