miami.

We hopped down to Miami this past weekend for the wedding of an old friend and neighbor, with a side of alligators and art deco sunshine. Here are some images from our whirlwind two days (including a total of five trips into South Beach!) Airport Studies: Miami No. 1 (The only good thing about the massive and massively unnecessary “rental car center” at the dreaded … Continue reading miami.

the netherlands + germany.

We spent the last ten days with The Stepkids, driving from London to Berlin, stopping (for shows) in Vlieland – a remote Dutch island for the Into the Great Wide Open festival – Amsterdam, Wuppertal and Erfurt. We’re back and missing it, of course —ย  warm sunlight pale with autumn, crisp evenings, good beer and herring, sliced fresh and served with sweet pickles, empty beaches … Continue reading the netherlands + germany.

lisbon. munich. warsaw.

We spent the last two weeks working our way east across Europe. Stepkids had a tour that ended in Lisbon and vvitalny had a performance in Warsaw ten days later. With a little luck and some family members well-positioned for visiting, we were on our way, each step taking us deeper into our stock of warm winter weather wear. From pastรฉis de belรฉm to pretzels … Continue reading lisbon. munich. warsaw.

la, sd + tus

Yup, you guessed it. Stepkids are on tour and thus, interesting food is being eaten. (These posts are beginning to start predictably, no?) This time, the (rickety, 15-passengar) van took us through Los Angeles, San Diego and Tucson, with some memorable moments both food and otherwise. The American southwest is lovely! West Coast transplants to NYC complain endlessly about the lack of good Mexican & … Continue reading la, sd + tus

paris.

Oh la la, where to begin? A week in Paris and too many delicious things to keep track of them all! There are a few musts for Paris: hours spent in a market, charcuterie, crรชpes, a truly spectacular croissant, an equally spectacular baguette, and, apparently (this was news to us), falafel. And macarons. (Really, the only must in Paris is macarons.) We arrived just at … Continue reading paris.