Valentine’s Day Traps

“I’m going to the grocery store, need anything?” my husband asked, grabbing his keys and heading for the door. “No, I don’t need anything..I just got back from the grocery store!  What do YOU need?” I wondered aloud. But I already knew.. after all it was February 13th. “Just so you’re aware honey,” I helpfully…

OH! Those Palm Beach Show Houses..

Do you ever wonder what they look like inside? “Each year, celebrated interior designers transform a magnificent estate into an elegant exhibition of fine furnishings, art and technology. This all began in 1973 when several dedicated supporters of Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club launched the Kips Bay Decorator Show House in Manhattan to raise…

He just can’t help it..

My husband cleaned our bathroom last week and when I reached for my shampoo on the window ledge in our shower, I just had to chuckle. This was how he arranged the tubes and bottles- like perfectly spaced soldiers standing in a row. It’s endlessly fascinating how men and women think, manage, value and interpret…

Love in a magic jar.

Hands down, one of my favorite gifts of all time was a mercury jar from my kids. All of them were home for the holidays including my son’s wife. I guess they sat around one night thinking of loving things to say about me, printed them out and cut them into strips that were put…

The “man-cold.”

Last week I was in the grip of a terrible cold. I’ll spare you the details, but wow. Finally,  after about seven days I turned the corner..only to find that despite my best efforts to keep our place disinfected and spotless..my husband announced that he was coming down with… A “MAN COLD.” Let me just…