Travel

Duke Drop-off

I am crouched in the corner of my mother’s upstairs, unused, practically forgotten guest shower. Still as a statue. Kind of smug too. There is no way Freddie is going to find me. Found you, says my grinning 8 year old nephew. Guess I am a little rusty at hide n’ seek. I try to…

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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…