This one is from the vault…
When I heard that friends were getting married in Richmond, Virginia, over Labor Day weekend, 2007, I was thrilled for them. It was, however, FKGuy and my tenth wedding anniversary, and I hardly wanted to spend the entire weekend traveling. So I hatched a plan. We would drive. From South Florida. Continue reading Savannah, 2007
Sunset sail with Danger Charters... always a good time.
The other evening, I went on a sunset sail aboard Danger Charters with a friend, as she was covering it for a new magazine. Being her “plus one” I was instructed to get contact information for everyone she had in a photo, so she could get their consent for publication. Continue reading Honeymoon in Paradise
Check out the cool bottle, complete with (non-working) compass on top!
There are a few keys to having a good party: good food, good drinks and entertaining people. I am happy to report that the launch party for the new Papa’s Pilar rum had all three. Continue reading Papa’s Pilar Rum: The Launch Party
Owner Sally is on hand to offer a smile to every diner.
Cafe Seville has long been regarded (by me, and many others) as one of the best restaurants in Fort Lauderdale. It is not trendy. The menu hardly changes. The room is dark. So what is so great about it? The food, the service and the friendliness of the owners. What more could you want? Continue reading Cafe Seville, Fort Lauderdale
When did the “plus one” become part of society? And when is it appropriate to invite a plus one? When is it not? Is it ever OK for your dog to be your plus one? (I guess that is a different post all together…) I know most of the time this question pops up around weddings, but every once in a while, it comes up other times, too. Continue reading Plus One
I love the concept of brunch. You can eat breakfast food, lunch food, or both, and you can do it all in the same meal while drinking champagne. Who wouldn’t love that? As an added bonus, it is one of those meals that you can linger over for hours on end (which just means more champagne). Continue reading Brunch: A Good Excuse to Drink Before Noon
The view from our table
The Dania Beach pier overlooks a calm, peaceful stretch of beach. Atop the pier sits Quarterdeck restaurant, a casual, neighborhood kind of place. It is a fairly typical menu of sandwiches, salads and seafood, with the addition of sushi and a bar. It was a lovely place to have a lunch meeting recently. Continue reading Quarterdeck, Dania Beach, FL
For the past twenty years, FKGuy and I have compromised on all sorts of things. One of the things we “compromised” on was that the toilet seat and cover should always be down unless you are actually using the toilet. This took a bit of convincing at first, but it has become habit and I can’t remember the last time a toilet seat was left up in our house. Continue reading The Seat is Up
Look how nicely my nails match my drink!
I admit it: I usually get my nails done on the mainland. After a series of bad manicures at several places around the island, I thought it was easier to avoid getting them done at all rather than having them chip, peel or crack within day. But then I went to Nailtini. Continue reading Nailtini, Key West
Tomorrow marks the grand opening of Harlo’s Healthy Pets retail location in Hollywood, FL. Until now, they have been an online-only shop delivering mainly in Broward county. Pet Servants outside of their delivery zone can now rejoice. Harlo’s is open to the public and you can go in and pick up your order, even if you are too far away for them to deliver. C’mon, you know your precious beast is worth an extra few minutes in the car. Continue reading Harlo’s Healthy Pets, Hollywood, FL