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20 essential cocktails–vodka and beyond

Searching for a quick list of go-to cocktails for vodka, scotch, gin or tequila? You found it. Cheers!

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Host your best 4th of July party, but keep it safe (and stylish!)

Planning a 4th of July gathering? Keep your guests and your family safe with these tips for a stylish event that checks the boxes without breaking the rules.

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2 Plates. 3 Questions. Part 1

If you could have lunch with three people that you currently have absolutely no chance of breaking bread with…Who would those three people be?  This is not a new question. Quite frankly, this is a topic that has been written about by better scribes than myself. But since I have this website and since I […]

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The Summer Question: Gas vs Charcoal

There are the sounds right now. Birds are singing in the mornings. The drone of lawns being mowed permeates the afternoons. There are also the sights right now. Couples tooling around town in convertibles with their tops down. My kids in tank tops and their caramel brown skin that is soon to be chocolaty as […]

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“Second” City. Really?

Anyone that has visited both Chicago and New York City for reasons other than business knows that the term “Second City” is a nickname that is very apropos. New York is undeniably one the the world’s urban marvels. But if you have been to Chicago, like REALLY been to Chicago, then you might often wonder […]

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The great escape: Get away without leaving home

Tired of hanging around the house? Looking for a break in your daily grind? Whatever the reason, use these tips to create your perfect getaway without leaving home.

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Go ahead Sir. Order that Porterhouse!

It is time to just be honest with everyone Fellas. We like to eat good food and, quite often, that good food is not inexpensive. Even more often, however, that excellent and pricey dish is not the healthiest choice on the menu. Statistically, we men eat less healthy than our beautiful and more intelligent counterparts. […]

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Quarantine Schmuarantine! Paris Edition

We are all light years from the last or the next time that we will hop on or have hopped on an international flight, it seems. But that doesn’t mean that we can’t find ways to remember our special trips or eventually plan for one once this fog is lifted.  Here is a way that […]

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