Our daughter Claire met me in NYC this past weekend for a whirlwind touristy visit. We met at LaGuardia at 7AM. Considering we live 90 minutes from the nearest airport, you can imagine what time we had to wake up Friday morning. At the end of the weekend we had walked a total of 17 miles and dodged the NYC marathon. Here are some crappy cell phone photos of a few of the highlights. I think we need to go back when Harry Potter and the Cursed Child hits Broadway in a year or two.
30 Oct 2016 4 Comments
Here are some of the spooky crafts I’ve been working on. Happy Halloween!
26 Oct 2016 1 Comment
When we looked over the excursions offered for our trip we were intrigued by a guided city walk in San Remo followed by lunch in a Michelin Star Restaurant. Until we saw the $375/person price tag. Woah! Since eating in a Michelin Star restaurant is something we’ve always wanted to do, I started researching the Michelin Guide to see if there were any other options that we could do on our own. What I discovered is there are hundreds of them in the Mediterranean. We selected Nacional Beef in Antibes, France that not only had the Michelin logo for 2016 on their front window but also ones from 2014 and 2015. We had a delicious al fresco meal including wine for under 70 euros.
18 Oct 2016 Leave a comment
A Seabourn Signature Event in the Caribbean is something called Caviar in the Surf. During a beachside picnic, senior staff arrives in uniform and wades into the ocean to serve caviar and champagne off of a surfboard. In the Mediterranean it’s done in one of the swimming pools onboard. We prefer to have ours delivered by room service. 🙂
14 Oct 2016 2 Comments
Valencia, Spain was our first port and we immediately called to sign up for Shopping with the Chef as soon as we saw it on the Valencia schedule. We did this last year in Livorno, Italy and it was a highlight of our trip. It’s a free excursion that included a guided tour of the city.