Halloween. It’s not so much that I’m madly in love with the holiday, although I do think it’s crazy fun, but rather I am in fact madly in love with autumn and all things related to the cool crisp change of the season and of course, Halloween falls into the mix.
The Classic Catalog
If you’re of a certain age there’s a pretty good chance you grew up with a copy of The Vermont Country Store catalog in the house, or maybe you discovered it as an adult. Either way, the catalog is filled with pages of wondrous treasures that find one happily reminiscing and thinking, “Oh, I remember those!”
“Autumn… the year’s last, loveliest smile.” – William Cullen Bryant
“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.”
― Albert Camus
“Ice cream is the perfect buffer, because you can do things in a somewhat lighthearted way. Plus, people have an emotional response to ice cream; it’s more than just food. So I think when you combine caring, and eating wonderful food, it’s a very powerful combination.” Jerry Greenwood
I went to the doctor, a podiatrist. It was my first visit to the clinic and I spent maybe a grand total of 6 minutes actually speaking with the doctor while she performed a very quick procedure. The cost for 6 minutes of her time? $193.07. Yes, I know, she has to pay rent, her staff, etc., but seriously, $193.07?! And, at the end of the procedure there was a sales pitch to buy a miracle cream for just $30; $40 if I bought the box set.
I’m not sure there is a better way to see the New York skyline than from the deck of a boat slowly cruising along on the Hudson and East Rivers. An even better view of the skyline is at sunset, on a cruise, on the rivers; it’s really pretty. And, it’s something quite special to pass by Lady Liberty with the sun slowly setting behind her.
It’s a tricky business to write a hotel review. I mean, think about it. How much can one say? There is a room, a bed, bath and hopefully, it’s clean and comfortable with a sense of style. That about wraps it up, don’t you think? But every now and then we come across a hotel(s) with a little something extra that makes us sit up and take notice. And that’s the case when it comes to the 4 boutique hotels in the Library Hotel Collection in New York City; each offering the finest in accommodations. Continue reading
Meandering through the One World Trade Center, 9/11 Memorial Museum, I had a moment of realization that there is now a generation of children who were not alive on 9/11, and as such had no real concept of what they were looking at in the museum, other than was was told to them by their parents. Amazingly, it has been 15 years.