St. Albans!!! The Pudding Stop & all the restaurants

So many things about the UK are different and so many words we assume we know that we don’t. Last week I learned that curry is the generic term to describe all Indian food, uh, no. It was while we were having dinner at the Taste of Raj in Southgate that I finally figured it […]

Our Day at The Jewish Museum & Table de H’ote

I love my daughter. She has hit her stride. She is the interested and interesting person I hoped she would be. After reviewing our options we headed up via the number 6 train to 86th Street and wandered slowly, arm in arm, to visit the Jewish Museum. She wanted to go to a museum and […]

Back in NY and did I ever wander

I am so happy to be back in NY. In the past couple of weeks I have eaten and shopped, walked and watched, stayed in, ordered in, seen the Ballet, gone to the Opera, visited museums and my daughter came to visit. But today stood out because I just explored, I was in the moment, […]

Paris – day 3 Van Gogh and a walk on the old railroad track

Today was an off the beaten path day. Weeks ago I had found a blurb about Atelier des Lumieres. It was the most unusual experience. We saw the Van Gogh experience today and I can barely describe it. Let me start with a warning, There are 11 chairs and 220 people. The best view is […]

Paris – Day 2 – CAR FREE

A pillow, I needed a pillow, so we got to go shopping —- into a nearby department store we went. Le BHV- it was easy to find soemone who wanted to practice English and we walked out with a few hand towels and ( as I write this the next day – a fabulous pillow […]

PARIS – Day 1. White Nights

We arrived on the Eurostar in no time at all from London and were settled into our dorm room of an airbnb by 1 pm. Great location but really, a five star at an Airbnb is now meaningless to me. Remember- bring soap, hand towels, dishtowels, a few trash bags and a good attitude because […]

Aldgate and Proscuitto

A quick walk from Brick Lane we headed to Bellavita Italian Deli for some Prosciutto etc. It was a slow cool walk and I had no expectation to see anything great but I think I really liked the neighborhood as a place to live. There is a Curzon Cinema, a number of promising looking restaurants, […]

Brick Lane and Butter Believe It

Butter Believe It is one of those bakeries I have been passing since day 1. Saving it for a day when I wasn’t going to travel far, and today was it. I walked over in the afternoon tempted by a few things inside Spitalfelds but resisted and walked outside and across the street to this […]