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Cocktails at Hi-Life

Heading out on the town. Ready, Kelli? Back to an old friend, Hi-Life. Love this sign. Always have. A martini is appropriate. Kelli had a minty gin drink. Afterwards, I met Karen at the Raines Law Room. And we supped at […]


A Walk on the Highline

After lunch, a leisurely walk up the Highline — and all the way back to the apartment on the East Side. A good bit of exercise! Such a great project. Related posts: Lunch and a Walk with Sam Friend Me […]


Untitled at the Whitney

A lovely restaurant week lunch at Untitled. Unfortunately, not many photos. But trust me, the food was delicious, the setting was beautiful and the company was a pleasure. Fluke crudo with cucumber, husk cherries, jalapeno and green tomato salsa: Roasted […]


Calder in Motion at the Whitney

An enlightening trip to the Whitney, where,for the first time, I see what Calder had in mind with his mobiles. We’ve only seen them displayed as a still object before. During this exhibit, Calder: Hypermobility, a handler goes around with […]


Charlie Bird in Manhattan

To New York, for a visit with Kelli and a delicious meal at Charlie Bird in SoHo. It starts with a martini. Cute place. Super loud, but the buzz was fun. Fried zucchini blossom. Crunchy and sweet. Delicious. Fluke. Isn’t […]


Tomato Time

At the Nyack Farmers Market, where everything is beautiful. These cucumbers will soon be pickles. Still life with heirloom tomatoes. Related posts: Recipe: Watermelon-Peach-Tomato Salad with Chili and Lime Bloody Marys with Tomato Water Wheat Berry Salad with Zucchini and […]


Behind the Scenes on a Facebook Live

lohud and collaborated on Facebook Live broadcast about a controversial topic that crosses the Rockland and Bergen border: an eruv, a border, in this case marked by PVC piping on telephone poles, that denotes a religious enclosure wherein Orthodox […]


Garden Update

An update on the fields at SCF, as of August 5. Variegated lace cap hydrangea. Coneflowers and zinnia along the fence. More limelight and conflowers. Cosmos. The zinnias did well in this post. I lament the loss of the pear […]


Rick’s Club American in Congers

You know you’ve had a stressful day when all you photograph at dinner is your martini. A delightful evening, though, at Rick’s Club American with Sondra, Leigh and the little munchkin. Who obviously enjoyed her sundae.  Related posts: Full Circle: We’ve […]


Kinchely’s Tavern in Ramsey

The famous Kinchley’s! Around since 1937, it’s been serving some of the best thin-crust pizza in the region for 80 years. Cracker-thin, and just as shatteringly crispy. Even though I am on my low-carb regimen, I had to have a […]


Se7te in Totowa

The pizza at Se7te is pretty darn good. But what I got had much fewer carbs. It was quite tasty indeed. Mozzarella, prosciutto, arugula. . . . . . ———————————- #foodie #foodporn #foodgasm #nom #nomnom #food #yummy #hungryaf #westchester #rocklandcounty […]


Garden Update: Limelights and Coneflowers

The garden is really bursting with blooms now! Coneflower delight: Little limelight. Big limelight. An all-white bouquet for the office. Related posts: Garden Update: Coneflowers, Pears and More Garden Update: Coneflowers, Cosmos, Blackberries and Butterfly Bushes Update on the Garden: […]


Amagansett Day 3

Day 3 of paradise on the East End. First, a bike ride. Good morning, sunshine. Trees. Now, to the beach. Wine at 3. Boo, at cocktail hour. We pop over the Lunch for a lobster roll. And back to the […]


Amagansett Day 2

Still a bit cloudy, but nice enough for a walk over to the Art Barge. And a quick trip into town. Boo and Kelli play tennis. Friends. Cool weather costume. I’m walkin’ heah! Nice beach house. It’s getting warm, so […]


Amagansett Day 1

A rainy day on vacation, but we make the best of it. Coming in from the LIE, the Parrish Art Musuem. Paddock in the rain. Wolffer vines. Trees. Out to lunch. Disco Fries. We will not be ordering. Rose. This […]


Ladies Night at Oratamin

The second annual ladies night at Oratamin was a blast! Last call for kid swim: s Snacks: Cocktail tables out of stumps. Conversation areas: Lights are pretty. Ladies who swim. Umbrella, just in case it rains. Pavilion. What fun! Related […]


BDoF: Museum of the City of New York

A Big Day of Fun for the cousins, with a trip to the Museum of the City of New York. We public transport there. Girls on the subway. Selfies. A.Ham. The Schuyler Sisters! Werk! Really cool City Lab. You can […]


Irving Penn at the Met

A wonderful collection of works by Irving Penn in this small but eye-opening exhibit at the Met. It was just manageable enough to be fun without overwhelming. And the art is remarkable. They set up one of his backdrops so […]


Flora Bar in Manhattan

An absolutely divine fancy lunch at Flora Bar, with delicious cocktails, fabulous food and wonderful company. My bloody mary: Sarah’s deletable gin cocktail. Sarah and Laurie. Crab legs. Red shrimp and uni under nori: Unlike anything I’ve tasted before. Just […]


Bar Centrale in Manhattan

Drinks before Sarah and Laurie head to the theater, at Bar Centrale on Restaurant Row. Perfectly civilized. Buffalo cauliflower. And, post-theater, a nightcap at the Rum House. Related posts: Pre-Theater Sushi at Kodama in Manhattan Rum House in Manhattan Pre-Theater […]


River View East in Elmwood Park

After River View East won our hot dot taste test, I had to pay a visit to the actual restaurant. Two dogs, one all the way. Delicious! The 411 on River View East. Related posts: Drinks at Red Hat on […]


Sophia in Englewood

A cocktail and a snack at Sophia in Englewood, after the Englewood Night Market. What a lovely place. I’ll be back.      Grilled octopus with celery and olives: Related posts: Get Thee to The Cookery Lunch: Salmon and Apples Five […]


Afternoon at the Pool

Fun times with Kelli at the pool. Loa’s birthday ice cream! Patriotic G&Ts. Related posts: Photos from an Afternoon at the Pool Hot Dog Supper at the Pool Sam Gets a Kiddie Pool Sam and Greg Splash at the Pool



Our Big Day of Fun in NYC centered around downtown this time. Federal Hall, Trinity Church, Eataly and Battery Park City for a viewing of the Statue of Liberty. George Washington at Federal Hall. The stone. Inauguration. Trinity Church. A.Ham. […]


To Morristown, for History

Our beach day is a washout. So we decide to head to Morristown to see some Revolutionary War history. But first. Breakfast. And before that, a cool car. Little girls! With hot chocolate! In Morristown, at Jockey Hollow, we learn […]

outings, travel

Boardwalk! Dinner and an Arcade

Our big night out! Robinson Ale House for supper, then a stroll on the Boardwalk with the kiddos. Not too many photos from dinner, but here’s my salad! Slick with rain. The Arcade Museum was a huge hit. Family. Related posts: […]


The Beach, Asbury Park Edition

It’s been a long time since I’ve been to the Jersey Shore! But an overnight with the girls seemed appropriate, so off we went. Beaching. It’s super hot, so we head to the Langosta Lounge for lunch. Margie. Lobster roll, […]


Tick Tock Diner in Clifton

A famous New Jersey diner, indeed. I had the salmon. Ed had the Buffalo chicken salad. Large portions. Related posts: Breakfast at City Limits Diner Lunch at Rockport Diner Happy Hour at City Limits Diner A Tale of Two Breakfasts […]


A Taco Affair in Little Falls

A cool new taco spot near the office, where you can get lettuce wraps instead of tortillas. Hooray! Related posts: Supper at Surf Taco The Taco Project, Tarrytown Lunch at Surf Taco Lunch at Henry’s Farm to Table at Buttermilk […]