Welcome Home …

Back in Lafayette, Louisiana with my boyfriend, Guy, we’re nearly done unpacking boxes and hanging art. But still trying to place both feet on the ground, we are coming to terms that, yes, we are living here – no, and yay, we don’t have to live out of a suitcase – and, no, this is…

Paris is Burning!!!!

Nooooooo, this can’t be happening!!! I’ve lived in and continue to dream of living in Paris. So please stop ruining this beautiful city/country and stomping on my dreams of returning to the Paris, France I know and love. The markets, the sidewalk cafés, the specialty stores for everything (you name it) and even the angst…

WTF is Wrong with People?!

Dozens of Armed Gun Advocates Protest Gun-Control Moms in Restaurant Parking Lot – via Grub Street I’m absolutely speechless. Are your senseless guns really that important? Though this pretty much fits with an overheard conversation yesterday re: the “freak” Obama and the “crack-addict” mayor of New Jersey, Bill Christie. People, if you’re going to spread…

London Savors Hawker Nights – The Londoner

“The event will spring up every Friday and Saturday night for the next 6 weeks. It’s East, sort of near Broadway Market. Exact location here. IT’S FREE if you arrive before 8pm, which you should. Otherwise it’ll be £3, there will be an enormous queue and the vendors will have started selling out of all…

How Hipsters Ruined Paris – NY Times

“And so a vivid and storied layer of authentic Paris is being wiped out not by not-in-my-backyard activism, government edict or the rapaciousness of Starbucks or McDonald’s but by the banal globalization of hipster good taste, the same pleasant and invisible force that puts kale frittata, steel-cut oats and burrata salad on brunch tables from…

R.I.P. Beautiful Editta – Duchess of Carnegie Hall

Charlie Trotter? Now Editta Sherman? Sad. Sad. Sad. “Editta Sherman’s vibrant sparkling life faded from this earth on November 1st, All Saints Day. She is at peace now and she is clothed in her ballerina dress with her diamond shoes dancing her way home to our hearts.”

R.I.P. Charlie Trotter

“The mercurial chef was a stern taskmaster who demanded the absolute best from everyone who worked for him. He was also a man of uncommon generosity, creating the Charlie Trotter Education Foundation to provide scholarships for culinary students. He received the James Beard Foundation’s Humanitarian of the Year award in 2012.”