Abu Dhabi Weekend

May 5, 2015

 Abu Dhabi is a One Hit Wonder.   After planning many foreign trips in which I barely crammed in everything to see and do, it was at once surprising and relaxing to realize that the Mosque is THE attraction in Abu Dhabi. The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is hard to miss.  Perhaps because it is the […]

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Mad Dogs and Englishmen

April 16, 2015

Yesterday was the hottest day of the year in England with temperatures soaring to 77 degrees! For perspective, that made London even warmer than Athens, Rome, Nice, and Ibiza!! This unprecedented scorcher capped off an entire week….that’s right, 7 whole days…of sunshine.  The kind of bright blue-sky sunshine uninterrupted by clouds that makes you break into a […]

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“College-birth”

April 7, 2015

I feel like I have given birth. Not to a newborn baby but to a college-bound senior. This whole college thing is finally over.  For those who endured the full waiting period, it has been a 9 month slog from August to April.  It occurred to me that there are many similarities to be drawn between pregnancy and […]

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Mid-Life Spring Break Crisis

March 17, 2015

Wanna feel 100 years old? Go on Spring Break in Cabo, Mexico! They flock like moths to a flame.  Boys and girls in the sweet spot of youth, anywhere between 18 – 24 years old.  Outside this narrow margin, you are ancient. The Cabo airport was packed beyond capacity with a seemingly endless line zig-zagging through countless switchbacks […]

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Happy Birthday to…Lu!

March 5, 2015

“Beware the ides of March” so says a soothsayer in Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar. Beware indeed. The ides of March takes place on March 15 and is known as the day that Caesar was assassinated.  More importantly, it is the day Lucy was born.  All hail Lucy! Lucy is heading into her 12th year, so if my […]

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The Beast

February 24, 2015

Steak + King Crab  This is a killer combination. Over the past 20 some odd years, I have discovered that there are a few things that are sacrosanct to Jeff: Fly fishing White bucks King crab Case in point: Jeff bought me a pair of fishing waders for my first birthday that we celebrated as a […]

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Holiday in Saas-Fee

February 22, 2015

The hills are alive… Mid-February is “Ski Week” in Europe. Schools are on “half-term”, and many people flock to the slopes during the week long break.  Unlike the Northeast of America with its arctic chill and massive snow drifts, London has mild winters with temperatures reaching 50º and green grass carpeting the parks with colorful crocuses popping up! So a […]

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George and Snooki by the Sea

February 2, 2015

You can take the girl out of New Jersey… But you can’t take New Jersey out of the girl!   I spent my summers going down to LBI (Long Beach Island) and can thank my lazy days of serious sun worshipping as a girl on those beaches for all the wrinkles that line my adult […]

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Sea/ Sick

January 26, 2015

50 years — 10 friends — 72 hours The Ocean Club, Bahamas I have been looking forward to the reunion weekend in the Bahamas ever since the plans came together about 6 months ago. Jeff and his best buddies from Penn all turn 50 this year, and what better way to numb the pain of […]

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Into the Woods

January 21, 2015

But first, we had to get over the bridge. A bridge that required tolls for various passengers: On our nine mile walk through the Oxfordshire countryside yesterday, we encountered one of the two remaining toll bridges that cross the Thames upstream of London. Swinford Toll Bridge is a beautiful functioning private toll bridge dating back to […]

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