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Boozy Books: The Alchemist

Happy Friday, dear reader. Have a seat. Let me tell you a story… I never meant to pick up The Alchemist. I’d never heard of it and, when my father handed it to me, it looked so thin and unassuming that I wasn’t much intrigued. 451 more words

I Used To Be Fun . . . 

Last weekend was my husband and my 6 year wedding anniversary. We’ve been together since our first year at college, so about 13 years. For our anniversary, we had our first date night since the twins were born, so about 5 months.Way too darn long! 554 more words


A Star Is Not Born: Video Snippets from the Archive of Degradation and Shame

In one of those moments when you forget all about something until you run across it again, I recently found this work-in-progress video blog from several years ago. 348 more words


The Art Fair Starteth

You may not be aware of the fact, but I am semi-retired and trying to acclimate to this new life style.  I guess that I am a clothier at heart and a merchant as well.  577 more words


May your #wine glass be full

May your workdays be short, your weekends be long, and your wine glass be full – always – with a nice early drinking Margaux. This second label from third growth Chateau d’Issan is lively and polished, with notes of blackberry, cedar and rose petals. 15 more words


Yes, it's a Pétrus, but don't get excited yet

Wait. Before you start foaming at the mouth, let me say this: I did not drink it. And the wine in the glass beside it was a Carruades de Lafite 2004, which, while far from shabby, will not particularly excite anybody right now. 46 more words