San Remo Cocktail

San Remo {The Cocktail} and a Simon Pearce Giveaway

Last summer, on a very hot and steamy July night, my daughter and I arrived a few minutes early for our reservation at Scarpetta on West 14th Street in New York. The restaurant had been on our list for quite a while but for some reason we just never quite got there. I was looking forward to being wowed by the meal and cocktails were the last thing on my mind (okay, that’s a bit of a lie-they’re always on […]

Paradise Cake

La Torta Paradiso (Paradise Cake)~Maria Callas Style

The year I graduated from college and moved to New York, I had a fall ticket series to the New York City Opera with a work friend. I didn’t know much about opera and still don’t, but seeing the magnificent performances of Madame Butterfly and Tosca at Lincoln Center are forever etched in my memory. That was a very long time ago and the big names were and still are world-renowned stars and today Andrea Boccelli’s voice absolutely makes me swoon. […]

Vineyard

Postcards from Prosecco

From drinking Prosecco in the vineyards of Valdobbiadene to boating through the Venetian lagoon, we experienced it all.  Prosecco was the theme of our trip and included many glasses of the sparkling wine, but we also dug a little deeper into this extraordinary region, northwest of Venice. We had an absolutely fantastic group of people who experienced first hand some of the things that makes this corner of Italy so special. If you’re on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, you’ve seen a handful of our […]