killing it in the kitchen

Who knew hanging in a Michelin kitchen could be so much pleasure. No drudgery here. This was all fun!  Tasting. Giggling. And a smidge of learning. Pied a Terre’s Kitchen Experience turned out to be the most incredible London adventure. At 9 am sharp, I was opening my first scallop. Pretty gooey. This was seriously…

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positively perfect pied a terre

I love going to restaurants. I eat out an awful lot. Over the years I have become friends with many restaurateurs. Oddly, I have hesitated to write about them. I wondered if I could be objective. However, I met them initially because I loved their restaurants. I ate (and still eat) at these places… often.…

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detox and retox

Traveling with John is always fun, always an adventure; always full of excess. I just spent 4 days in three countries eating way too many stars; sampling way too many bottles. I couldn’t help wonder if the fates were intervening when I got to London and was invited to a detox lunch. With less than…

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ai weiwei at the royal academy

You have to wonder about Ai Weiwei? A media darling and clever self-promoter, he is loved by the press. But really, how good is his art? Ai Weiwei does not like the Chinese government, past or present. He has his reasons. The government ruined his family, destroyed his studio, locked him up, hacked his accounts…

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arms into art

Going to the British Museum with Jack was like visiting for the first time… we went where he wanted to go. It was completely different than where I always go. No Elgin marbles for him.

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london lights

I just walked 130,000 steps exploring the city of London. That’s about 65 miles.  Jack who had a 10-day school break joined me for most of them. Because we were so horribly jet lagged, most of our walking was done after dark. This is the perfect time of year for late night rambling. The USA…

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