Archive for the ‘Travel’ Category

Wedding Weekend: Cleveland, Ohio

September 26, 2010

The best thing about going to a wedding (besides, um, bearing witness to the undying love and union of two people) is the excuse to visit a place you’ve never been before. Chicago or L.A. might be on your travel wish list, but not necessarily Cleveland, Ohio. (Or perhaps it’s just a bit farther down.) This summer we had fun exploring the (former) home of LeBron James (sorry guys), The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and one mean honey latte. Below, some of our stops and some things on the list for next time. . .

(more…)

Gelato Tasting in Italy

April 27, 2010

Last December my husband and I took off for a (whirlwind) tour of Rome, Venice, Bologna and Florence. And while I wanted my Italian neophyte to get the very most from our trip (I carefully and strategically planned hotels, restaurants, museums, walks) I put practically as much time into plotting our gelato detours. Because while I couldn’t wait to see Italy again through my husband’s eyes — the Pantheon, the David, Piazza San Marco — I also couldn’t wait to eat as much gelato as humanly possible in nine days. Below is a list of the most notable places we visited.

(more…)

Mini Lotion & Potion Hoarder

February 2, 2010

It’s the middle of a workday afternoon and I’m sitting on the bathroom floor of my small Brooklyn apartment. I’m on deadline but I’m compelled, anyway, to sit on the cold tile and stare accusingly at the contents of the cabinet under the sink.

I’m a neat-freak by nature. I find clutter mildly suffocating and harbor a hatred for knick-knacks that confounds the women in my family. But after stumbling upon an Oprah episode on “hoarders” I’m suddenly filled with anxiety about my dirty (or clean?) little secret. Taking up every cubic inch of this cabinet, threatening my identity as a non-hoarding neat freak, wire mesh containers overflow with hotel-issued shampoos, conditioners, gels and lotions.

(more…)