Scotland is a country of haunting beauty. Unlike the verdant landscape of its Irish neighbor to the west, or the charm of the English countryside to the south, Scotland is a wild, other-wordly place that has the potential to inhabit … Continue reading
Stanziato’s Pizza teamed up with Holbrook Farm for the Danbury pizzeria’s first farm-to-table event held on the Bethel farm this past Sunday, September 16. A picture perfect September summer evening paired with a smoking wood-fired pizza oven served as the perfect foil … Continue reading
I’ve been crossing paths with ceramic artist Frances Palmer since my days at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum. By the time I moved on to work at The Philip Johnson Glass House, I already had my sights set on collecting her … Continue reading
Like facial hair and irony, the doughnut has received the hipster embrace, ushering in the likes of Voodoo, Dynamo and Doughnut Plant from New York to Portland, making the once doughnut-non grata, cool again. Oblivious to the wax and wane of … Continue reading
Any excuse to meet up with Leeanne and try a new spot for lunch is a win-win. Case in point. A day off, an impending birthday (Leeanne’s) and a geographically proximal assignment in Guilford conspired to bring us to The … Continue reading
My husband and I recently returned to the west coast after a two and a half year hiatus. Our last trip in 2009 was an exploration–a purely pleasure-driven seven days of motorcycle-riding, dining and relaxing along the length of the … Continue reading
Similar to my omnivorous approach to food, I’ve been known to devour almost anything when it comes to food in print. And although I love any and all food magazines, my allegiances bend toward the recipe-driven and away from the … Continue reading
In a culture that typically prizes the fresh and made-to-order, aging cocktails may sound sacrilege. So what exactly is a barrel aged cocktail and why mess with a good thing? A barrel aged cocktail is any combination of spirits that … Continue reading
We came. We saw. We cut. Merry Christmas.
Last weekend we headed up to Boston to visit two of our favorite people while managing to squeeze in two darn good meals, a bit of shopping and a dose of culture courtesy of the Boston ICA. Brunch at Sportello was … Continue reading
When I found myself in Paris with my husband earlier this year, my goal was no different from the usual quest for memorable culinary moments. But where and when I found them surprised me. It wasn’t anywhere near the starred … Continue reading
This perfect summer weekend is brought to you by: Morning runs and evening bike rides, the Atlantic ocean, Cisco Brewery, six friends matched with twelve lobsters, two Downy Flake doughnuts and a best friend (aka, my husband).