“I don’t think any day is worth living without thinking about what you’re going to eat next at all times.” ― Nora Ephron I have been a rabid Nora Ephron fan for years. In my never-to-be-humble opinion, she was and will forever remain THE quintessential voice of the New York literati- in my lifetime at least. If … More “Nobody Wants to See How The Sausage is Made”
Nora Ephron famously said “Everything is copy”. On Thursday morning, I awoke to a text message from my sister Carry asking: “We’re not flying Wow are we? They shut down.” I liked Wow Airlines. We flew it to Iceland a couple of years ago. The prices were great, the planes were new and the staff was … More “Everything is Copy”
Maybe it was the fact that I’m a vegetarian and the mere thought of kidney pie or bangers and mash tends to turn my stomach. Or perhaps it was the fact that most English speaking countries have never seemed all that exciting to me. Where’s the fun in knowing whether those few words you muttered … More “I Love Hugh Grant AND London”
Boy, was Audrey Hepburn ever right when she said “Paris is always a good idea.” The first time I was in Paris, it was a BIG year for me. I had just turned 40, finally graduated from college and left a job I’d been in for nearly ten years! It was also my first … More “Paris Is Always A Good Idea”
It began, as most of the crazy ideas in our family do, around my Mom’s dining room table. Amidst the bouts of spontaneous laughter which inevitably erupt anytime the sisters are in the same room, an idea emerged. A good idea. A great idea! What if ALL the sisters took a trip together? And furthermore, … More “The Sisters Tour”
When I first floated the idea of going to Iceland, I expected to spend a considerable chunk of time trying to convince at least one family member to join me on my jaunt to the land of fire and ice. What I wasn’t prepared for was to soon have FOUR fellow adventurers signing up to … More “Iceland: One Family’s Quest for the Aurora”
I’m a klutz. I’ve fallen on the volleyball court, the golf course (in front of clients) and left a skid mark on the platform at my church. I’ve fallen out of a chair in a department store and I’ve even fallen while standing dead still in my kitchen. While strolling through La Defense in Paris, … More Falling IN and FOR Europe!
I loathe camping. If my teacher at Tavennerville Elementary had required us to write the perennial essay “How I Spent My Summer Vacation” AND if when I was 10 I knew the word “loathe”, the opening salvo would have been… “I loathe camping”. My Dad’s idea of a family vacation was to pile us into … More How I Spent My Summer Vacation