food, travel

Two Days in Maryland

The geese glided across the sparkling blue water.  The long branches of the white birches reached upward, standing out against the deep blue sky and their neighboring bare trees.  The day was cold but clear as my companion and I explored Patapsco Valley State Park.  I had returned to Maryland the night before for a quick… Read More Two Days in Maryland

travel

Mid-Atlantic Road Trip

When you pretty much live on I-95 between Massachusetts and Virginia, what do you do every year for your birthday but take a mid-Atlantic road trip? This post contains affiliate links.  For more information, click here.   This year, our first destination was Atlantic City, where Caesars comped us a cozy room with a partial view of… Read More Mid-Atlantic Road Trip

food

A Sparkling Afternoon in Boston

It was like returning to France and Italy, via Boston, but without having to go through Logan Airport. Carolina Wine & Spirits last Tuesday sponsored its Season’s Best Sparkling Wine and Totally Tuscany wine tasting at Lucca Back Bay restaurant.  The event blended the highlights of both countries, with around 200 wines to sample and generous amounts… Read More A Sparkling Afternoon in Boston