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Perfect Dinner Companions

” We never run out of conversation,” said John and looked adoringly across the table at his wife. “We’ve lived long enough to have a lot of stories.” “And we’ve lived long enough to tell each of them a number … Continue reading

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The First Annual New York Girls’ Weekend

To New York City to celebrate the birthday of Ramadan Susie. It was a snowy weekend, which gave us the opportunity to loll late in our high-thread-count sheets and repair to the bars of the Royalton (hot buttered rum), and … Continue reading

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I’m trying to make me go to Rehab…

I am on my way to Fat Camp in North Carolina (many more details to follow—I’ll be in Durham for all of July). Last night, I made it to the VA/NC border just as it was getting dark. As a … Continue reading

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My second salad this week

It has been a very disappointing day, all the more disappointing because it appeared to hold such promise. My office was out of bounds this afternoon and so I took the opportunity to plan a long lunch with a friend. … Continue reading

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Say Cheese at the National Harbor

“It won the Oscar of cheeses” Lavonya told us, describing a Wisconsin cheddar. Lavonya was standing in for the Maitre de Fromage at the Gaylord National last night, and did an excellent job. That girl knows her cheeses. Four of us were … Continue reading

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Bring the Bucket–It’s Raining Again

To Killarney House yesterday for lunch with Gretel and her boyfriend. Time the Handsome Prince sampled  Irish cuisine if he is going to be family. Outside, it was raining hard and inside water was dripping from the ceiling in several … Continue reading

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There’s even a flock Elvis

My hotel is in upscale Philadelphia, an area known for its luxury shops, smart restaurants and beautiful people. Out for a walk last night, I saw none of these, having turned the wrong way at the hotel door.  Sadly, I … Continue reading

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I’m an Agora-phile:new restaurant, 17th St.

My love of middle eastern food (well, all food) is well known and so regular readers will rejoice to learn that a new restaurant, Agora, has opened just a block and a half from the Blarney Abode. It looks set to … Continue reading

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