Palma – a great restaurant in a great city!
New York is a fantastic city. Some people say they find it a bit overwhelming but that will never be the case for us – especially Hillary. New York is really a set of approachable neighborhoods, each with its own character and potential adventures. Despite the challenges we already face maintaining multiple residences, each time […]
Keys to Travel Happiness (a series)
Number Three: Don’t over schedule.   Every day at home you’re tied to a schedule – work, school, errands, chores… Don’t take that mindset and that pressure with you when you travel. After all, the word vacation comes from the Latin vacare: to be unoccupied. (Hard to believe we know both etymology and Latin, right? […]
Bienvenue Bearnaise
Second Time’s a Charm. DC is a town built on promises that are rarely delivered, and there are plenty of restaurants around the Capitol that follow that lead. They oversell and under perform. White tablecloths, long winded menu descriptions, overpriced whiskey, and badly cooked steaks; most are over reaching and fall flat.  There are some […]
Sciandri Cab and Majormischief – a perfect pairing
As we waited for to launch, we celebrated with a great bottle of wine that embodies the joy and passion we live and hope to discover in the people and places we meet in our travels.  On this very special evening, we chose the 2007 Sciandri Cabernet, from the newly minted Coombsville AVA just […]
Keys to Travel Happiness (a series)
Number One: Have a Local. Find a restaurant, pub, coffee shop, café, tea house, bar or shop that you return to often during your stay. On our first trip to Montreal we spent a piece of each day in a restaurant called Modavie in the Old Port. At lunch it attracted local business people but […]
Edible Buzz – Gelatin for Grownups