Something I’ve recently noticed on my walks are the surprisingly tropical patio environments some of my neighbors have created. They’ve taken their tiny urban patios and turned them into a scene that would fit right into Key West, Charleston or even Maui. Needless to say, this is a breath of fresh air in what can otherwise feel like a concrete jungle, especially in the July heat.
It’s that time again. Closets are emptied. Boxes are piled high. There’s a growing stack of books to donate, sell or give to friends. Yes, I’m moving, marking the 16th time I’ve been through this song and dance. You could say I’m a moving addict. I prefer expert. Many of my moves have been part […]Read more "Gotta keep on movin’"
I like to think that things got really awesome in Cincinnati this year to align perfectly with my return. (Sure, exciting things have been building here for years, but this is my blog.) My experience at MidPoint Music Festival over the weekend – watching the streets of downtown and Over-the-Rhine fill up with diverse, music-loving […]Read more "5 things that made 2012 MidPoint the best yet"
One of my dreams about moving back to Cincinnati was having more time to cook. With time saved on everything from my daily commute to overly-difficult-in-NYC chores like laundry and grocery shopping, I’d make outrageously lengthy trips to farmers markets, inspecting locally grown herbs and organically raised meats. I’d breezily chat with the vendors about this […]Read more "Culinary daydreams and farmers markets"