Calling all NYC mommies... chocolate & wine next Tuesday, 3/9

Two days ago, I wrote this post about fitting into my old jeans again (woohoo!) and today, my friends, I want to talk about chocolate. Yummy, dark, delicious chocolate. Yes, I realize the juxtaposition, but I feel strongly about the idea of "everything in moderation." Life is way too short to not treat yourself to little indulgences every once in a while... ...more

Holy guacamole

I know. Guacamole — right? It's not exactly up there with beef bourguignon and lobster bisque… but it is pretty darned tasty if you're in the mood (and I get into the mood, oh, twice a week at least, especially if I’m hungover), and if it's made right. ...more

Today's iPhone Polaroid - Wine Tasting at Sones Cellars

Here is today's iPhone polaroid. I took it while wine tasting at Sones Cellars in Santa Cruz, California. I try to do one iPhone polaroid a day....more

‘Get drunk, get naked and BE somebody!’

The ladies came together and bedlam ensued. The scenery changes, but the revelry remains a constant in the lives of all of them. Two ladies touched down in a newly-chilled Boston, anxious to begin some seriously overdue face-time with their east coast counterparts. The cobble-stoned streets of the North End, lit up with holiday anticipation, fueled the overall excitement of the reunion as the thought of alcohol coating their throats quickened their steps....more

Drink red wine with your parents, live longer with fewer cavities!

Years ago, when my grandfather was still alive, well meaning friends and family would get terribly upset if they saw him drinking and smoking. “How could you let him do that?” Granted, he was missing a lung from cancer, and had been an alcoholic for all the time I was growing up, but the guy was 92 and still going strong. Was not smoking or drinking going to give him an extra week with us?...more

Innovative Ways to Gift Wrap Jewellery

  Who doesn't love receiving jewellery as a gift? However, if you are the giver and not receiver, I have some suggestions for gift wrapping jewellery that are fun and quite unique, and will certainly put smiles on every one's face. ...more

Girls' Night...Good For The Soul...And The Tummy.

Girls' Night Out... How many of those have I been a part of over the years? Too many to count - not too many to be enough. Usually, "Girls" also means "Guys" because we are a pretty gender neutral group. However, it's the evenings with just the girls that end up meaning the most. Put us together and hand us some wine and snacks and we are good. Or, perhaps a bourbon for me every now and then. ...more

Uruguay's Version of Sangria

It's called Clericot (pronounced Clair-ih-co) my Jet Setter friends...and on the beaches in Punta del Este, Uruguay it is the drink of choice! Bottom line, it's very much like a white wine version of Spanish Sangria. ...more

Women & Wine - Tips for Researching Wine on the Web

I've probably mentioned before that I'm one of the few people I know who love wine who take a picture of the label of every bottle with my cell phone that I'm interested in buying after I've tried a glass. There's just too much information out there that my brain can't remember every detail - and sometimes, if it's been a special occasion or a more formal tasting, it's just too difficult to write notes and enjoy the experience. ...more

Girlfriend Getaways - Fabulous Fall Foliage Tours

Summer may not be officially over but as temperatures around the country start to drop, that cool Autumn breeze is just around the corner. Now is the time to plan that fabulous fall Great Girl Trip getaway! With the crisp weather comes the beautiful fall foliage. Why not take a tour this fall and see not just the leaves but the other hidden gems beneath their branches. The only question is... east coast... or west coast? East Coast Fall Foliage Tour: ...more