New York City Restaurant Update April 2019

New York City has many great restaurants. Each time we go, we try to seek out new places and revisit some favorites. In April 2019, we visited the following places. New York City Restaurants Marea We made a return visit to one of our favorite NYC restaurants. This time we went for a lunch(2 courses [Read more …]

New York City Theater–Spring 2019

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We had a fast, four-night, three-day trip to New York City in which we jammed in six plays. Here are our reviews. Ink Ever wonder how Rupert Murdoch made his move into the big time, from his first small Australian newspaper to London’s Fleet Street—and then into U.S. newspapers and television? This engaging and strikingly [Read more …]

Claude Monet and his Giverny Waterlilies

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Monet: The Late Years San Francisco’s DeYoung Museum has outdone itself with its stunning 2019 exhibition, Monet: The Late Years. The exhibit covers the last 13 years of the pioneering Impressionist master’s life (1913-1926). It includes almost 50 paintings of his Giverny home and gardens. Although many publicly revered, financially successful artists spend their last [Read more …]

Stanford University Art: Finding the Faces Between the Spaces

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Stanford University is more than one of the world’s leading teaching institution. It also offers the public free access to great works of art. On a recent trip to San Francisco’s South Bay, we had to see what was new Anderson Collection at Stanford University Our primary stop was a return visit to the Anderson [Read more …]

Fort Meyers Florida

As part of our time in Florida, we made a fast stop in Fort Meyers, to enjoy time with Tom’s sister. While we can’t say that this an area that we particularly enjoy (other than being with family), we did manage to find a few restaurants during our time there. Fort Myers Area [Read more …]

Key West Florida

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We have done virtually everything there is to do in Key West, from parasailing above the coast to snorkeling and scuba diving beneath the seas. We have taken the obligatory Conch Train tour, sailed and kayaked its waterways as estuaries, browsed all the galleries and visited virtually every museum and historic site. (See our 2016 [Read more …]

Florida Keys

A Quick Sail Down the Florida Keys: Destination Key West Driving from Miami Florida to Key West takes approximately 4 hours. When we drive down to Key West, we like to enjoy the views on the Overseas Highway. This 113 mile trip takes you on roadways and bridges that were built over the beautiful [Read more …]

South Beach Florida 2019

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Every few years, we tend to get to Florida, more specifically, Miami Florida. Not surprisingly, we usually time our visits during San Francisco’s colder and rainy months. After all, what is wrong with some sun and warmth. Sometimes we go down for Art Basil. Other times we go…just because. We recently spent a few short [Read more …]

Italian Wine Week: San Francisco 2019

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It was that time of year! In a four-day period in March 2019, San Francisco is home to three premier that are exclusively (or in the case of the third, primarily) Italian wines. If you love Italian wines, we probably saw you. And if you don’t live in San Francisco, fear not because these events [Read more …]

Napa Valley Restaurants–February 2019

We recently headed to Napa Valley for the annual Premier Napa Valley. As we discussed in our blog, this event is a chance for retail wine buyers and restauranteurs and media to taste new releases. It is also a fund raiser for Napa Valley. Napa Valley Restaurants Each event offers a range of snacks, ranging [Read more …]