THANKSGIVING KICK-OFF: WHEN A STRANGER CALLS

Small gestures make big impacts. If there is one takeaway from the holidays, it is that. We underscore charity, gratitude and a little extra warmth – in our smiles, in correspondence, in our overall behaviors. We all have the same amount of minutes and hours in a day. Perhaps if we use them a bitContinue reading “THANKSGIVING KICK-OFF: WHEN A STRANGER CALLS”

MORNING LOVE: LOSS, PAIN & RESILIENCY

The holidays tend to take on a life of their own. The blessing of togetherness and gratitude. Why am I having dreams about the loss of my relationships then? My day to day feels light but subconscious is like Beetlejuice, ready to resurrect trouble. Complex emotions have deep roots that aren’t easily severed. If weContinue reading “MORNING LOVE: LOSS, PAIN & RESILIENCY”

THE ACRONYMS OF INTIMACY: HOW TO NAVIGATE MODERN INTIMACY

We love our acronyms. We love to invent and modify our vocabulary. The colloquial becomes colloquial, and it seems as if every generation tries to define themselves through their own developed vernacular. Letters Don’t Make Love. People Do. I used the term “make love.” It happens from time to time. The urge to get close.Continue reading “THE ACRONYMS OF INTIMACY: HOW TO NAVIGATE MODERN INTIMACY”

I v. WE: FINDING & BUILDING THE ARCHITECTURE OF HAPPINESS

Lately, I have been having these weird dreams about my ex-husband. It happens from time to time, so I thought I would look a bit deeper and talk to you about it. Relationships is that social architecture that continues to be studied, and in some facets, remains a mystery. What makes relationships dynamic is theContinue reading “I v. WE: FINDING & BUILDING THE ARCHITECTURE OF HAPPINESS”

THE MEASURE OF A BETTER MAN: INTEGRITY DEFINED

Over time, we are exposed to enough experiences, that integrity, the values we espouse and aspire to, are defined for us. We don’t have to search to deeply for the answers. Secondary Thinking First. What Separates the Men from the Boys. We are quick to react because our attention spans are weak. You react toContinue reading “THE MEASURE OF A BETTER MAN: INTEGRITY DEFINED”

NYC RESTAURANT FOOD & WINE SPOTLIGHT: CRAFT KNOWS ITS CRAFT

It is funny. you could live in a city for a long time and only recently discover a foodie institution. That is how I felt about my dining experience at Craft, Tom Colicchio’s restaurant. I have only been there twice, once for a Stalworth Winery wine dinner, which was obviously an organized event, and thenContinue reading “NYC RESTAURANT FOOD & WINE SPOTLIGHT: CRAFT KNOWS ITS CRAFT”

INTERVIEWS WITH THE MEN OF TWITTER: EPISODE ONE – ONO MEANS GOOD

In my new audio series “Gentleman’s Agreement: Regular Men from Twitter,” I had the pleasure of having a real southern gentleman as my inaugural guest. Jaxon, @onowine, is a mid-50’s gentleman, who loves cowboy boots, his black lab and big, bold Silver Oak Cabernet. Kerouac, Fitzgerald, Space Porn, Hi Bob…And Cowboy Boots? Never underestimate aContinue reading “INTERVIEWS WITH THE MEN OF TWITTER: EPISODE ONE – ONO MEANS GOOD”

WELCOMING FALL AND THE DRIVING GLOVE

As someone with a fetish for high-performance cars…one thing I love are driving gloves. Yes, some may say they are a bit over the top but the feel of such supple, buttery leather against the steering wheel, providing just the right amount of “stickiness” as you take those tight turns… A serious car deserves theContinue reading “WELCOMING FALL AND THE DRIVING GLOVE”

THE DATING CONUNDRUM – REDUX

I have a good friend who is single, male and v. eligible and yet, all he does is complain about how difficult it is to meet women – despite the fact that he lives in a young, beach community. In solidarity, I joined a dating app for a 1 month trial. Listen in to myContinue reading “THE DATING CONUNDRUM – REDUX”

FIRST DATE GUIDE FOR A GENTLEMAN

I was thinking the other night about the first date. The experience, that no matter what your age, your confidence level or experience, always draws butterflies. The pressure of the first impression. The desire to look and feel your best, and the preparation and care you take with grooming and wardrobe. Before the date evenContinue reading “FIRST DATE GUIDE FOR A GENTLEMAN”

THE PERFECT MARTINI

A few nights ago, I had the perfect martini. Bone dry, with a twist. Simple enough. Bemelman’s in NYC. The bartenders are unpretentious, not referring to themselves as “mixologists”, letting the simplicity of a drink, speak for itself. I used to be a vodka martini drinker until my best friend insisted I try gin. ItContinue reading “THE PERFECT MARTINI”