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I love these little menu guides…they are tiny–barely bigger than a credit card–and they fit perfectly into a wallet. Within the plastic sheath are menu guides to Italy, France, and Spain. Perfect gift for a graduate, or any traveler in your life… They are produced by the folks at Herb Lester in London, and you […]

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I recently had the very good fortune to travel to New York City for the annual James Beard Foundation’s award ceremony. In my industry, it is the penultimate recognition, something often referred to as “the Oscars of the food world.” Secretly, I prefer to think of the Oscars as “the James Beard awards of the […]


For my birthday my husband took me on a long overdue romantic weekend sans our daughter. We toured Sullivan County staying at small B&B’s, namely Ecce, in Barrysville, which is perched on top of a mountain with a stunning view of the Delaware River where it’s almost guaranteed you see a bald eagle, and we […]


There has been a fair amount of press around the new directions JC Penney has been taking under the leadership of Ron Johnson (of Apple and Target fame). I was a bit surprised when I heard Nick Wooster (men’s fashion world street style icon ) had made the move from stints at Neiman’s and Park […]

apple tree kit

I know, it’s the time of year you’re thinking about a different kind of tree than one that bears apples, but come on, how sweet is this apple tree kit, called “An Apple Tree to Be Kit“. It includes everything you need to grow an apple tree, except for patience, which you will need to […]

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In the December issue of Martha Stewart Living, food editor Lucinda Scala Quinn gives her lineup of favorite cookbooks from the last year. Her requirements? “Given my limited shelf space, I only keep books that answer three important questions: Did the recipes work? Is the food delicious? And did I learn something? Of the dozens of […]

track ball

My brother and I were obsessed with track ball in the 80s. Imagine jai-alai meets lacrosse meets backyard catch. It’s a great alternative to Frisbee. Because the ball is so light, you don’t have to worry about breaking windows either. We just picked up ours for 25 cents at a rummage sale, but you can […]


Glenn O’Brien’s bio is an impressive and lengthy one. He’s a writer, editor, and creative director, and has contributed to pretty much every magazine that counts (Interview, Rolling Stone, Vogue, and Esquire to name a few). Glenn has had a TV show, produced music and made movies. I read his GQ column “The Style Guy” faithfully each […]

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