February 2, 2020

I have been making trips to New Orleans with my family my whole life, so it is with some authority that I tell you: Do not visit New Orleans in the summer!  It is positively ungodly hot.

The perfect time is in the Fall.  Or the day after Christmas.  But you have to leave before Sugar Bowl, before the prices skyrocket.  You will notice really huge young men wandering the French Quarter on your last day.  Spring is lo...

July 14, 2015

Now I’m going to talk about a business trip and you’re going to wonder what it has to do with this recipe.  Trust me, we’ll get there.

So I had to travel for work recently, and, true to form, the person who makes travel arrangements for our company booked me in a hotel that was NOT the conference hotel.  Sigh…  But this time, though I initially cursed her name (as I made the 15-block walk to my morning conference;...

July 13, 2015

My reign as the Queen of Quiet has come to an end.  I picked up my boys from camp on Saturday.  They smelled a little funny, but they had huge smiles as they told me about their week.  Together, at the same time.  

As we were getting in the car, a mild argument started between them.  "Nuh uh," I pounced, "It has been a quiet week in Lake Wobegone, I mean, Houston, my house, my car, my life, and I li...

April 22, 2015

This post is a part of the My New York Trip series.  Click here to read Part I.

Finally a photo of the treasures I amassed during my recent New York trip!  My souvenir haul includes two Verrier Boutique framed prints, one autographed art photo of Alan Cumming in Cabaret (proceeds benefitting Broadway Cares), one gray knit hat I bought at a sidewalk stand and received numerous compliments on, and one NYC co...

April 14, 2015

Missed something?  
Read My New York Trip: Part I.

Day 3

Wall of Waffles, Flowers Galore, and Sleep No More

Brunch in Midtown
WAFFLES, I texted my friend Joy.  I need waffles.  So we met at Petite Abeille in Midtown where lo and behold, an entire wall of waffle choices awaited.  I got the plain Belgium with maple syrup and the omelette of the day with tomatoes, asparagus and goat cheese, as Joy and I discussed ol...

April 9, 2015

Oh, New York!  For all your frustrations, I never get tired of you.  I try to go to New York at least once a year – and manage it about every other year.  The impetus for this trip was the inevitable closing of Roundabout Theatre’s Cabaret at Studio 54, with the inimitable Alan Cumming reprising his role as Emcee. When they announced the show would be closing March 29th, no matter what, I decided I just couldn’t mi...

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