Amore Amari

Next week, there is going to be a lot of celebrating. Whether you’re raising a green pint to say SLÁINTE and cheer St. Patrick’s Day (March 17) or raising a glass of wine to say SALUTE for Italian Unification Day (also March 17 – both events, same day!), toasts will be made and glasses will… Continue reading Amore Amari

Paris Recovers: Personal Observations

On November 13, 2015, terrorists attacked Paris in a series of coordinated suicide bombings and mass shootings. At 9:20 p.m., three suicide bombers struck the Stade de France in Paris’ northern suburb of Saint-Denis. This was followed by suicide bombings and mass shootings at cafes, restaurants and at a legendary music venue, the Bataclan Theatre,… Continue reading Paris Recovers: Personal Observations

Valentine’s Day Checklist: Flowers, Chocolate, Goatskin

Many people hate Valentine’s Day: Roses seem to triple in price overnight. Dinner reservations are difficult to get and are more expensive due to “special menus” to celebrate the day. The idea that “I don’t need a special day to tell my partner how much I love them” and “this is really just a Hallmark… Continue reading Valentine’s Day Checklist: Flowers, Chocolate, Goatskin