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March 30th, 2019 by suzy in Friends No Comments

Faithful readers may recall that Erica and Jessica left not just the county, but the country right after Thanksgiving, something for which I was not thankful. They left most of their belongings in storage in the county seat, so after a few months of camping in their rented accommodations abroad, they made a flying trip […]

Brighter
March 24th, 2019 by suzy in Friends 1 Comment

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 […]