Short-lived Shortcake

There is a reason why I seldom go out for coffee in Los Angeles. This town can’t be trusted. Just when I find a barista who knows her way around  a cappuccino, the joint disappears. Out of business and forever gone from my particular corner of the universe. I have lived in my neighborhood for better than…

Nothing doing

The best thing about being of a certain age is that I don’t care anymore. Or as it can be more correctly stated, I care more about things that truly matter. When I was younger I wanted to make a success, have nice things and live well. At this stage of life I’ve learned a…

Write this way

I never go to the movies…ever. I think part of the reason is that I live in Los Angeles. Not only do I live in Los Angeles, I live in a part of town where every single person I happen upon is in the business. This means I can not take in a movie on a saturday…

Petit-déjeuner

It’s the simple things that have the greatest impact. Breakfast is a simple thing that you do not want to get wrong. It’s a form of meditation that sets the tone for the day. It is my belief that the civilized world would actually be civilized, if people knew how to start the day. There…

One love

Part of treating myself well involves how I eat. I eat out several times during the week but my best meals are consumed at home and alone. I set a table for one and I enjoy my time with myself. I have said this before and I cannot help it. I don’t need to help…

Something Sacred

Someone recently referred to me as a foodie. While I don’t consider the reference a total insult, I must say it doesn’t actually describe my relationship with food. As far as I’m concerned, the word better describes the person who is always on the hunt for the latest food trends and will try anything once. This…