Travel

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…

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Gimme Shelter

What a difference a ferry makes. I can pledge allegiance to the flag (of which I saw many last 4th of July Weekend) that Shelter Island which lies between the North and South Forks of Long Island  really is the non-Hamptons. Yes, Shelter Island is surrounded by water and there is no convenient connecting bridge,…

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See, Smell, Taste and Touch

God, I love to travel. I just came back from a three week holiday to Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam with my family and close family friends, the Vere Nicoll’s. It only made me yearn to discover more exotic places. Every sense is on high alert. From the fragrant lime basil that cuts the pungent smell…

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Take Me Back

I have never been good at keeping secrets, but some things are just too good not to share. While sharing plates in restaurants has never (with a capital N) been my thing, sharing divine destinations is another story.  Cap Ferret is another story. Cap Ferret, and no, I don’t mean Ferrat, is a sublime sandy…