Images (not from) New York, Chicago in July edition.

On a last-minute impulse not long before the Fourth of July, Michael turned to me one night and told me he had an itch to go somewhere for the long weekend. His first instinct was New Orleans (because neither of us can stop talking about how much we want to go back there), but all…

Happy New Year!

We’re in the midst of preparations for our New Year’s Eve celebrations, i.e. our annual evening-long cooking-and-eating fest, but I wanted to drop in and wish everyone a wonderful 2014! The menu tonight is shaping up to be one of our best ever, and because one of my goals for this coming year is writing…