Happy New Year!

Growing up, our next-door neighbors always threw a huge neighborhood bash every New Year’s Eve. Music, food, drinks, and the entire community together in one place to celebrate. It’s no surprise then that New Year’s Eve has long been my favorite holiday. I love everything about it: dressing up in fancy outfits, drinking champagne, and… Read More Happy New Year!


In Italy for thirty years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder and bloodshed, but they produced Michaelangelo, Leonardo Da Vinci, and the Renaissance. In Switzerland, they had brotherly love, they had five hundred years of democracy and peace and what did they produce? The cuckoo clock. – Orson Welles

Holiday Recipes

As we’ve combined households, both MBH and I have also combined our Christmas traditions. His family celebrates Christmas morning with traditional (read: HIGHLY ALCOHOLIC) Irish eggnog and the less-Irish bagels & lox. My family, who we’re visiting this year, celebrates Christmas Eve & Day with the 24-hour marathon of “A Christmas Story,” my grandmother’s peanut… Read More Holiday Recipes


I have started & returned this book to the library twice now, even though I really enjoy it. Mostly I just like saying I’ve read all the classics, but I also really want to read “Reading Lolita in Tehran” and reading the actual “Lolita” seemed like a good place to start. Most surprising thing (so… Read More Lolita