Tea and scones in London

I know “afternoon tea” isn’t really something Londoners actually do (or have time for!), but I couldn’t resist taking an afternoon out with some friends (none of whom happened to be British, btw) for it. We went to the Orangery at Kensington Gardens, which is a beautiful restaurant: The food came out in courses and not one of those tiered … Read More

More cupcakes – Chicago

More more ¬†more —I just delighted in a visual display of the most beautiful cupcakes at More. Kimberly Deason let me try the Salted Caramel moresel which was delicious and savory. More has such lovely and some unusual combinations like almond and apricot, apple gorgonzola, bacon maple, fois gras, potato our cream, strawberry balsamic, sweet pea, and truffled white cheddar. … Read More

Happy Easter Live from Whispers Cafe Chicago

I’m enjoying my Easter not traditional but more of a Zen tradition. I took a casual stroll down State Street, Chicago collecting my thoughts – it was a rough week for me. But the bright sun and brisk air helped me out of my anger and depression. There’s nothing I can do about the past but learn and create a … Read More

Nookies Too Chicago

It was a stormy Sunday afternoon I just needed some comfort food. Nookies Too seemed to be the spot. It was crowded but I didn’t have to wait because there was a sit at the counter. I seated myself next two nice young men. I’m a New Yorker though and though and usually will be the one to strike up … Read More