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Love, New York and a one night stand.

Anyone who knows me, knows I like to kid about how Sutter Home White Zin was the wine that started this great love affair. But it’s not really true. No, White Zin–along with just about every other wine I indiscriminately placed in the cart– was just that wine I had late night rendezvous with, the … Continue reading

Digging through the archives: New York…with a kid.

Scrolling through old emails, I was aghast to find a perfectly prepared blog I never submitted from April. For a moment, I thought ‘Nah, no one will want to read this now.’ But it’s New York…with a kid… Back when I was looking for things to do, there wasn’t enough interesting literature out there that … Continue reading

please pass the meat marshmallows: eleven madison park, nyc.

Foams and gels—we’re not talking hair salons.  We’re talking Eleven Madison Park Restaurant.  The site of the grandest dinner I have ever experienced in New York City.  Ask most foodies, and this is the height of culinary imagination in the city. I was given the rare opportunity to revel in its excellence, because Jonathan and … Continue reading

sex (albeit, good sex) with a condom: peasant restaurant, nyc.

After allowing myself to zone out for a couple hours and catch up on some Iron Chef episodes, my boyfriend peeled my wounded marathon self out of bed and half carried me to dinner.  He insisted that room service would be fine if I wasn’t in the mood to go out, to which I promptly … Continue reading

exhale: mission accomplished, or how the nyc marathon beat me up.

On my plane ride to NY, I got to talking with this woman.  She was young, had three children, and was a full time nurse in Colorado.  Not before long, I learned that her reason for traveling to NY wasn’t for shopping, plays or marathons.  She was going to NY to attend a conference on … Continue reading

inhale: the eve of the nyc marathon

It is often said that a marathon is designed for those who have a strong will.  That moreso than physical endurance, it is the mental tenacity of the runner that gets them just past 26 miles. In my lifetime, I have managed to finish a masters degree, quit smoking and stop biting my fingernails.  For … Continue reading

what to pair with marathon training?

As some of you know, I am nearing the end of training for the New York Marathon on November 7th.  This week marks the last gruelish of runs (21 miles)—three weeks from the big day. Training has been rough.  I still haven’t found the right shoes, since my favorite kind no longer exists.  I have … Continue reading

not-so-soul food? an evening at restaurant daniel.

The day had arrived.  I was going to Restaurant Daniel on New York’s upper east side, one of four three-star Michelin eateries in the big city, not to mention the recipient of the oh-so-coveted four-star New York Times rating.  It doesn’t matter whether you are a foodie or not… dining at Daniel is a pretty … Continue reading

red beaumes de venise?

During my stay in New York, a few days ago, a group of us headed over to Greenwich Village to share a meal at Mas (farmhouse), a French American restaurant that carried the weight of many well-sung accolades from friends both local and back in Denver.  Was it deserving of such high acclaim?  In a … Continue reading

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