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

Secrets to a Successful Dinner Party: The Mishaps

Mini Bailey’s cheesecakes. They taste even better than they look.

After all the careful planning, invitations, prep work and factoring in everyone’s dietary needs, even the best laid plans can go off the rails. The key, however, is to go with the flow. That is it. Don’t panic. Ever. Not even when your friend . . . → Read More: Secrets to a Successful Dinner Party: The Mishaps

Sunburn at the Sandbar

The dolphin that came by was a bit camera shy.

A couple of weeks ago, we were invited to go out on our friend’s boat. Having been on the wrong end of a sunburn before, I was dressed in a hat, long sleeve shirt and a skirt over my swim suit. I did not . . . → Read More: Sunburn at the Sandbar

It’s Labor Day

It’s Labor Day, and that means one thing: I have already had way too much fun this weekend. Any Federal holiday is a good excuse for social eating. As is pretty much every other day. Whether you are having a bbq, or going out, enjoy your time with family and friends. I know I will.

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