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Art-y Weekend Outside New York

Unlike London, Manhattan is pretty black and white. It’s urban with a capital U. If you want laid-back and leafy, go somewhere else. But what if you love New York City and at the same time  crave a little space, oxygen, green? Not a problem. I recently spent a weekend in and around New Canaan,…

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Pacing Manhattan

Every time I fly to New York I have a mile-long list of cultural, art-y things  I can’t wait to see. Every time I leave New York  I get discouraged by how little of that list I have seen. I’ve seen a lot, just not what’s on my list. I become another person when I…

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New Year, New Attitude

Mommy, why is my panini taking so long? My youngest is 18, but when Julia gets hungry, an uncomfortable, alien feeling for her, she reverts to her grumpy four- year-old self. Julia, it always takes this long, comforts her older, wiser sister Kate. The three of us (son Thomas is stuck in NYC working) are…