Our Cabernet Wine Tasting

As I was buying a bottle of Malbec yesterday for this week-end’s wine tasting, I realized I hadn’t written yet about last month’s Valentine’s Day Cabernet blind tasting! (Our monthly journey into wine education and sampling has become a”thing” we really look forward to.) It was a hilarious evening as my husband and I kicked…

Big Deal

Within days of bringing our puppy home we had our first visit with Julie, a knowledgeable dog trainer in Charlotte. Her guidance proved to be invaluable, especially during those formative first months. Julie shared many helpful tips with us, among the most important: not making a big deal about leaving the house and coming back…

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…