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Brighter
March 24th, 2019 by suzy in Friends No Comments

There’s nothing like a trip to the salon to cheer a girl up, even when it’s rainy and gloomy. But nothing could be less gloomy than Angelika’s little salon in the big woods: where it was warm, cozy, and light, with lavender scenting the air and towels warming on the heater. We spent a few […]

Dad’s birthday dawned sunny and beautiful. He probably would have approved that I spent the morning doing some cooking for the week: my friend Alice’s recipe for dak dori tang (spicy braised chicken) and Ottolenghi’s recipe for mejadra. It was Suzy’s international kitchen! Megan and Rob hosted the party this year. I arrived to find […]

Madness
March 16th, 2019 by suzy in Bullshit 1 Comment

The time changed in the night, Edward said and now it is different instead Is it early or late? Should I hurry or wait? Perhaps I should go back to bed — Edward Gorey The dreaded spring time change hit me with a vengeance this year. Surveying my calendar, I realized that the day after […]

Fashion
March 11th, 2019 by suzy in Country Life,The Arts 1 Comment

Megan and I took advantage of a break in the weather for a trip to the Village. Our first stop was to see if our favorite wood-fired, brick oven pizzas were available in the winter. The scent greeting us as we made our way there suggested that they were: They are indeed open year-round, which […]

Break
March 3rd, 2019 by suzy in Country Life,Travel,Weather 1 Comment

It was dark and stormy last week. We got about 10 inches of rain in a week, 6 of it over the course of two or three days. I later learned that this unenjoyable weather is called an “atmospheric river”. I think this is the California version of the polar vortex that afflicts the east […]