It’s October… Almost Fantasy Fest

This is me and FKGuy. We are very fancy.

It is October. Hard to believe, but it’s a fact. That means a few things in Key West: It still feels like summer, only a more tolerable version; snowbirds start to flock back south this month; and, of course, it is nearly time for Fantasy . . . → Read More: It’s October… Almost Fantasy Fest

Rosh Hashana, Part II: The Recap

Chicken soup with kreplach. If you’ve never tried them, you should.

They came. They ate. We celebrated the new year. Rosh Hashana has come and gone, and all that is left is a food coma. Yes, five days later. As promised, here are some photos. No, I didn’t save you any. 

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Rosh Hashana: Happy New Year

This is my delicious, homemade gefilte fish. It ain’t your Grandma’s fish, and it bears no resemblance to that nasty, jellied stuff in a jar.

This evening marks the start of Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year. This week we celebrate (read: eat a lot) Next week we get to fast and . . . → Read More: Rosh Hashana: Happy New Year

The Importance of Travel Insurance

Most of the time, we plan vacations, we go, we come back and plan the next one. But every once in a while things go wrong. As a travel agent, I have seen it all, and I am here to tell you: Buy the trip insurance. 

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Secrets to a Successful Dinner Party: The Holiday Meal

The chicken soup is now resting comfortably in the freezer.

What? Wait, a minute. Isn’t it only September? Yes, it is. And that means, while it is not quite Christmas yet, the Jewish Holidays are fast approaching. The holidays are, in a way, the ultimate dinner party. Everyone has their holiday favorites, there are . . . → Read More: Secrets to a Successful Dinner Party: The Holiday Meal

It All Comes Together

Obviously an old photo, with Andrew at the Orchid Bar, leaning on the beautiful counters.

I have a big mouth. I know this. I often say something, and then think nothing more of it until I am reminded of it sometime later on. Usually, it is not a good thing. However, this past weekend . . . → Read More: It All Comes Together

Dog Days of Summer

These two love to go hang out with their friends!

It is no secret that in the three years Babka has been a part of the family, FKGuy and I have become real dog people. We even added another to the mix a couple of months ago, and Latke has been adjusting quite nicely. . . . → Read More: Dog Days of Summer

Wine Wednesday, or a Week Of Wine

Yes I did.

Any week that involves dinner with my wine geek friends is a good week. But this one involved a bonus dinner with some of our wine geek friends, dinner at Bourbon Steak and an awesome Italian wine tasting yesterday. The week kicked off with dinner at our friends’ house. As we . . . → Read More: Wine Wednesday, or a Week Of Wine

Why I Love Key West: The Tropic Cinema

Photo from the Tropic Cinema website

There are so many reasons why I love Key West. One of my favorite things is that I cannot go anywhere without seeing people I know. Grocery shopping? All the time. Home Depot? Undoubtedly. A great restaurant? That goes without saying. Of course, also on this list is . . . → Read More: Why I Love Key West: The Tropic Cinema

Lagerheads, Key West Beach Bar

A perfect setting.

At the end of Simonton Street, in the heart of Old Town Key West, lies a small beach. Once populated with bums and not terribly inviting, it has been cleaned up, thanks in part to the crew at Lagerheads Beach Bar. The bar and water sports shack offers chairs and umbrellas . . . → Read More: Lagerheads, Key West Beach Bar

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