Archive | June, 2014

Food Highlights

It’s official. Summer has started! We celebrated the start of summer with a trip to Montauk, NY. We’ve been going there for the past few years. It’s a great place to go if you want something a little more low-key than the Hamptons but still want great beaches and restaurants. Plus, there are also tons […]


Mini Sugar Cookie Houses

Good friends of ours brought back these adorable mini-house cookie cutters from their trip to Japan. It was such a thoughtful and kind gift. Of course, I could hardly wait to use them with this sugar cookie recipe here. The set came with shapes to make a chimney, but those pieces were eaten before they […]


Negroni Week

I’ll admit, it wasn’t love at first taste when it came to my first experience with Campari.  I had bought a bottle many years ago without ever tasting it and brought it to my friends rooftop party in Brooklyn to mix up some aperitifs.  I had no idea what I was doing at the time […]


Palermo: Six Photographs

These warmer days have triggered nostalgia for Italy. Thus, I have been reviewing photographs from our past trips. Palermo was the first city that Michele and I explored together in Sicily. We took the sleeper train from Rome (not recommended—especially if you get claustrophobic). We arrived in Palermo in the morning and had only one […]


Rainbow Roses

Happy Monday! The other day LB and I spotted individually wrapped rainbow roses in front of our local bodega.  Normally I shy away from dyed flowers but there was something so whimsical and happy about these roses.  We brought this one home and it became a magic fairy wand for LB and then added an […]