We love this universally attainable holiday. All you need is...nothing. A bit to eat, someone to love nearby or far away, yourself awake and aware. Thanks Happygiving all creatures everywhere!Read More
Hurricane Sandy was oh-so-much-more than a trick. On beyond mischief, she did exquisite and irreparable damage up and down this massive coast. My best friend's business is under four feet of water and my son's good friend has half a house. Today is Halloween and Sandy has subsided. The wreckage here? One smashed gourd and a pingpong ball-sized hole in the ceiling. I feel as though we walk on water sometimes. Sandy brought into bold, living color how well life treats me more often than not. The least of my worries was trick-or-treating, but lo and behold, out goes my son tonight in perfect weather. Crystal clear and gorgeous, cold enough for his layers of...what is that costume anyway? Who knows, but he loves it, as it includes a sword.
I am very, very sad for all the loss and destruction wrought by this wet, wild storm and extremely grateful for my good fortunes. Thanksgiving is up next and my heart is ready.
Styling icy stuff sometimes makes me nervous and I resist using the real thing. Do I want to take on risk for aesthetics? Yes. And no. I know a granita has a limited set time, but will the photographer, art director and client adjust their pace to catch my icy creation on "film" while it is fresh and pretty? Maybe. Maybe not.Read More
Everyone is crazy for grilling, I hear. What's that all about? Relegating the men to the outdoors? Nah, women like to grill, too. I have to give it to the smell of the fire. Rates right up there for best summertime smells with hot tar, mosquito repellant and chlorine.Read More
Ms. Krieger had come into my close radar about two years ago, when I wrote a profile of her for The Food Magazine. I found her to be engaging, charming, smart and unpretentious. While her first focus derives from her outlook as a registered dietician, an ascetic she ain't. Ms. Krieger obviously gives in happily - and healthfully - to sensuality and enjoyment.Read More
Styling for USA Weekend Magazine is always creative for me, and gives me an opportunity to work with a new recipe. Makes my world bigger, too. Ginormous.Read More