Pretty Puppy

March 15, 2016

“Oh what a pretty puppy,” cooed a woman passing Lucy this morning. Not quite the pup, Lucy turns 14 years old today.  Though just as your children are always your “babies” despite their burgeoning age and size, Lucy will always be our puppy. I was reflecting on the 14 years she has been in our lives.  It […]

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Of Law and Literature

February 9, 2016

Who knew that a tour through Legal London would be as much about literature as law? After five years of living in London, I still discover within the city uncovered nooks and crannies bursting with history. Though I enjoy exploring on my own, I prefer having a guide to lead and teach me along the […]

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Happy (Chinese) New Year

February 8, 2016

Monday, February 8, 2016, marks the beginning of Chinese New Year 4714, the year of the Fire Monkey. Part of the fun of living in an international city is the chance to dip into other cultures from time to time.  In the past, we’ve been to Trafalgar Square to watch the Chinese New Year festivities and then […]

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Magical India

January 30, 2016

India is a place of wonder, eliciting both startling shock and pure amazement. For two weeks this January, I was lucky to join ten wonderful women led by the remarkable Debbie Dale on a trip to the well-trodden circuit of Delhi – Agra – Jaipur, the famed Golden Triangle of India. India is a world of […]

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New Year, Old Friends

January 8, 2016

Every New Year celebration is accompanied by the tried and true verse of Auld Lang Syne:    Should auld acquaintance be forgot,  And never brought to mind? The holidays are always a spicy stew of family and friends served up in various locations.  This year, our travels took us from Connecticut to Pennsylvania to Cape Cod to […]

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In her shoes…

December 10, 2015

Ever feel like you’ve stepped in someone else’s shoes? Figuratively, I do it all the time. I’m not exactly Melanie Griffith shoving her swollen feet into Reebok hightops as she steps aboard the Staten Island ferry, but I am a working girl. (intern) I’m not exactly Kate Middleton slipping her manicured toes into LK Bennett pumps, but […]

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Floors Castle Fantasy

November 19, 2015

“Call me Guy.” That is what His Grace, the Duke of Roxburghe, said to me with hand extended as I entered Floors Castle, his private home in the borders region of Scotland. Built in 1721, Floors Castle is a beautiful Georgian country house overlooking the River Tweed. It lies on the opposite river bank to the […]

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Let it Rain….

November 7, 2015

As the saying goes: There is no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothes. A fitting mantra for life in London. And so it is that I have amassed a rather daunting collection of “waterproofs”.  A full rain “kit”, as they say. Several raincoats hang in my closet allowing me to stay dry whether I dress up […]

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The Intern

November 5, 2015

It seems I have something in common with Robert DeNiro. There’s a new movie out starring DeNiro as a grizzled old guy who is hired as an intern. I should see it. I started my internship on Monday at a Literary Agency in London. Paranoid that I would not wake up on time, I barely slept […]

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From Russia with Love

October 7, 2015

My actual trip to Russia was only half the journey.   Getting a Russian visa was an adventure in and of itself.  Consistent with their hostile and suspicious stereotype reminiscent of the Cold War, Russians do not make it easy to enter their country.  It is as if they are taunting you, challenging you to come to […]

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