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The Tree

December always tends to slip away in a bit of a blur. This year was no exception, so here I am, late with my holiday post and left…

marathon monday

After stumbling upon a student tour of The College of Charleston, I momentarily wished I could linger forever in the dreamy / sunny / 80 degree weather of…

good riddance irene

While cataloging the posts that didn’t make it on to the blog in 2011, I recognize that I was notably quiet about our experience with Tropical Storm Irene….

kindness of strangers

The week before Christmas, I can always start to feel things come a little unglued. It’s that one last gift you can’t figure out, the traffic jam in…

thymes frasier fir

As we close in on Christmas, I have a great little discovery for all of you who have said “bah humbug” to pine needles on the floor and…

photo booths – a word to the wise

Photo booth shots may com back to haunt you! I’m aware they are a popular feature at weddings these days, but have never come across one before Katey…

torrey pines

We initially planned our trip to Southern California to celebrate a few milestones in my father’s family: my grandfather’s 88th birthday (a significant celebration is in order if…

morningside at 90

Once upon a time, Morningside was just one┬álarge estate. Eventually it was subdivided into many smaller building lots that make up the footprint of the current neighborhood. This…

the ‘M’ in M&Co

It started with a paperweight. Nearly every summer of my childhood, I flew from Connecticut to visit my father (an attorney) who lived in Honolulu. I had my…

Happy Birthday George

My stepfather is probably the person who has most influenced my love of food and travel. Tonight we celebrate with family, but George has never dined at Schoolhouse…