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Tuesday 11 December 2018
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Posts by: Maureen

Petrossian New York City: Perfect Spot to Sip Sparkling Wine

Certain establishments for me are synonymous with certain beverages. My favorite place to sip sparkling wine is definitely Petrossian in...

The Brandy Alexander

The Brandy Alexander is very sophisticated drink with a lot of intriguing history. (Thanks to curator at the Everhart Museum Nezka Pfeifer...

Sea, Silk, Cafes and Other Delights in Bursa, Turkey

My friend Serhat lived for a year in Bursa, tucked next to Mount Uludağ in western Turkey near the Sea of Marmara, the first capital of...

Spring at the Met: Cavalleria Rusticana & Pagliacci

We step off the subway welcomed by a blue and white mosaic with the neatly tiled words Lincoln Center 66th.  This was my third trip with...

For an Industrial But Cozy Space with Great Coffee Try Washington D.C.’s Chinatown Coffee Co.

Recently I found myself on a brief stay in the Chinatown section of Washington D.C.  And as the first thing I always do  in a city is...

A Texas Wedding

My friend  Alysia,  an Italian-American from Old Forge, PA  had moved to Texas. She had met her fiancee, Clay, who was in the Navy, on a...

The Sky in a Glass: The Aviation Cocktail

One of my 2014 New Year’s Resolutions was to try an Aviation cocktail. This was inspired by my good friend and cocktail aficionado,...

I’ll Get Back to You as soon as I do some Jumping Jacks. 10 Tips for Better Communication through Pausing.

  Amazing things get done by people working together. But human interconnection can be messy. Along the way to the ribbon cutting...

“Spring Cleaning” – A Poem and Reflection on the Role of Poetry in Our Lives

Poetry for me, both reading it and writing has always been a way of life. From a child making up metaphors with my English teacher father...

A Patagonia Dress Tale

I have loved Patagonia products since I was a kid in the early 80’s. I loved leafing through the catalog imagining myself having various...