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Summer Afternoon: New York City

I arrive at the Hotel Empire at 63rd and Broadway. “Beware the Eurotrash,” warns cabdriver Harry, squiggling up one eyebrow like Vincent Price. My companion, Theater Boy, is full of soulful angst. His mood is as dark as the cavernous … Continue reading

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Art & Passion: Paris 2015

Avant Garde by Accident Crossing the Rue Longchamp after visiting Pâtisserie des Rêves, I stumble onto Renoma and a new fascination is born. Maurice Renoma transformed French menswear in the 1960s. Unfettered and original, he used sensual fabrics, bold color and … Continue reading

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Tempo Dulu

After an interminable Maine winter, my husband and I need a relaxing trip within a few hours drive. When we hear that Camden Harbour Inn is having a pop-up preview of their new Southeast Asian restaurant, Tempo Dulu, we jump … Continue reading

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Maine: Mother-Daughter Blue Highway

Bright blue sky and sunny tales of summer, originally published in the Maine Sunday Telegram/Portland Press Herald in June, July & August of 2013. I hear there’s a street called Pineo Court in Bar Harbor. “Roadtrip!” says my daughter Sarah, … Continue reading

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Savor the SoPo Strip

Another tasty summer DIY tour was an afternoon stroll of SoPo’s Cottage Avenue “strip.” Our mostly-walking tour begins at Terra Cotta, a gourmet market and take-out mecca saving busy people from Ramen and Lean Cuisine one delectable meal at a … Continue reading

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Maine Culinary Travel Three Ways

More sunny tales of summer originally published in the Maine Sunday Telegram/Portland Press Herald in June, July and August of 2014. There are many ways to enjoy culinary travel here in Maine. Take a cooking class with an expert. Take … Continue reading

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The Maine Cottage II: Living History

More tales of summer warmth for a cold winter, published in June, July & August 2014 © Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram. Maine cottages of all shapes and sizes offer charm and comfort. Some also offer a sense of history. … Continue reading

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Batali, Bastianich & Baudelaire

The New Orange Briefcase We are back in New York City for our annual art and tasting tour. My friend’s sturdy briefcase is a warm and sophisticated shade of orange which makes it easier than ever to follow him through … Continue reading

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Gator Gastronomy

Here at last are tasting notes from Lake Charles, where the food soars from down home to upscale without skipping a Zydeco beat. Our top picks from this cozy little corner of Calcasieu Parish include: 1. Down Home Breakfast: Boudin … Continue reading

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Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouller

Fat Tuesday at Last Cajun music is thumping and grinding as morning revelers dance a freestyle Zydeco mash-up of mambo, tango, two-step and whatever. Accordion, drums, guitar, fiddle and “frottoir” (washboard) are so boisterous you can’t hear yourself think. Then … Continue reading

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