Restaurant Rave: Ecco Vino Seafood and Wine Bar in Edinburgh
I was a travel-weary pilgrim looking for a solo seat at a restaurant on a Saturday night in Edinburgh, and Ecco Vino provided a rave-worthy experience.
A Beautiful Sight: Oslo Harbor at Night
A Perfect Day in Miami: Coffee, Parks, Art Deco, a Diner and Video Game Music
A perfect day in Miami spans parks, foodie perks, art deco and a video game music concert.
Magnificent Obelisk: The Washington Monument 4 Ways
The Washington Monument is beautiful, and striking, the epitome of elegant simplicity and also illustrative that we have not yet reached our ideals. Our ambitions larger than our capabilities, we yearn to grow, to learn, to become better.
Poem and Pictures: A Bench is Waiting
A bench is an invitation to become one with it for a while, to sit and be still in your surroundings, and let nature and the world flow around you.
Comfort Food Alert – A New Frontier (for Us)
In Albuquerque for a wedding, we wanted to eat somewhere really, really unique and local. Frontier Restaurant scratched that itch.
Miami Nice! Recommendations for Peacocks, Parks and Restaurants
Recreation recommendations in Miami from a grad student. Parks, peacocks and foodie-worthy restaurants, oh my!
A Wild Goose Chase: the Fallacy of Assumptions
A family of geese came and went, causing us to worry about predators: gators and eagles and hawks, oh my!
Avocado Toast on a Train? Beware of What You Ask For and Where You Ask for It
Avocado toast wasn’t having its best moment when I ordered it on a train recently. But it brought to mind Hitchcock movie scenes from dining cars.
When a Restaurant is “Nicer” Than You Wanted, and the Food is Better than You Expected
A search for a down-home Indian restaurant in Edinburgh helped me discover a new dish (for me): Kathmandu Chicken Tikka, with lentils. Yum!
If No One Sees the Water Bottle Attack After You Missed Your Train, Did It Really Happen?
One less twirl of the curling iron, one less email, one less change of clothes discarded for being wrong-wrong-wrong – and I’d have caught that 7:27 a.m. train.
International Travel: It’s Been a Minute
Slim Goodies Quirky Fab Diner in the Big Easy
We love all kinds of cuisine here at Glover Gardens, from fancy French food to farmers’ market fare and everything in between – as long as it is fab (translated as tasty, made well and served graciously). Add in fun and creativity and it’s a real winner. Slim Goodies Diner in New Orleans is all that – fab food in a fun ambience that’s served with personality.
January Dreaming: A Lovely Lunch at L’Escargot Montorgueil in Paris
January dreaming and restaurant rave: memories of a perfect lunch at L’Escargot Montorgueil on a warm summer day during an anniversary trip to Paris
Restaurant Rave: Fierro Argentine Grill in Miami is a FIND
Fierro Argentine Grill is a very casual, very chill outdoor eatery, but the service is 4-star. So is the food. And the relaxed outdoor seating and ambiance is a plus, making you feel like everything is ok and you could sit there all afternoon and just enjoy life.
Take a Break for Nature Therapy, from a Colorado Photo Safari
These images are from a photo safari I undertook this week in Jefferson, Colorado, in between intense empathy and hand-wringing.
Norwegian Hospitality: A Viking Steak Dinner in a Park-Like Setting
Tom-Erik and his wife Anne-Grethe ooze gracious Norwegian hospitality, making you feel as welcome and easy as a summer sunset at their home in Kongsberg.
Boreas Pass: Postcard from Nature
Boreas Pass in central Colorado is scenic, lovely, unspoiled and a call from nature to join her.
A Working Lunch in Paris is a Foodie’s Delight
Let me tell you about a working lunch in Paris. Grab a fork and your imagination and join me in the meeting room for a few gourmet meals.