Fire Island Margaritas

Weekend and island favorite, the margarita still loses in my heart to a good Greygoose martini. Still. Marie’s were killers. Oh, and the location and friends helped, too. Fire Island Margarita I Fire Island Margarita II Similar posts: Fire Island Margaritas – Part 2 Week-end Run on Fire Island Fire! Fire drill and a fever Coney…

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For our Love of Little Cayman

“Coming back to Little Cayman was like awakening from a deep sleep. All sorts of smells and sounds were re-awakened in my brain. The baseball-glove sized land crabs scuttling around noisily in the sea grape leaves waving their oversized claw, their small angry eyes like peppercorns. The piratical Magnificent Frigates banking high on the updrafts looking for…

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Italia in Brooklyn

A recent visit to Williamsburg’s Giglio Festival left me unimpressed. Brooklyn’s Atlantic Antic is much crazier when it comes to street fairs. But I was headed to Queens and needed to kill some time before sunset. One thing is for sure, there were characters. This guy wins many awards. He sold cigars. He smoked one.…

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Heat wave!

36°C today, 38°C tomorrow, and I’m not even considering humidity… To put things in perspective, the maximum African summer temperature Marie and I experienced in Keetmanshoop, Namibia, on our 2009 road trip, was 40°C. So what’s wrong with this picture? African heat on North America’s Eastern Seaboard. And we can’t even claim to have the…

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