Thursday, March 29, 2012

The Spotted Horse

Westport has a hot new restaurant called The Spotted Horse Tavern and tonight was the opening party. The champagne was flowing, the hors d'oeuvres were delish and the people just kept coming and coming. Great atmosphere, great buzz. It's a winner.

Love the pic of the spotted horse next to what is suppose to look like a stable.

Here's a pic before the customers arrived. I really don't think you will ever see it this empty again!

The place was packed!

Here's the handsome Englishman who works the door. Tell him you like my blog
 and he may give you a table (btw, he's my hubby).

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Welcome Saira!

My sister in law's sister had a baby girl the other day. Not sure what that makes me, second aunt? Great aunt once removed? Whatever it is, i'm going to make sure I visit that little peanut (she's under 6lbs!) as much as possible. 
Oh by the way, if you are looking to buy headbands for your newborn, don't bother, Saira and her mom bought them all! 

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

A River Runs Through It

I have absolutely no interest in fishing but every time I drive by the fly fisherman in Westport I have to stop and watch for a bit. It looks so relaxing, so idyllic. Then again maybe it just reminds of me of cutie pie Brad Pitt in the movie A River Runs Through It?

Sunday, March 18, 2012

A Party for Molly

Little Molly was in the hospital for a few days this week with really bad asthma. She had us all worried but Molly came home yesterday and an impromptu celebration was planned. Well not really "planned" since there wasn't any fancy food, no party dresses and just close friends were there. The afternoon was lovely. We sat around Molly's backyard eating too much Costco chocolate cake while the kids played in the background. This all may sound suburban and a bit provincial but at the end of the day what else do you need besides healthy kids and cake with good friends?

Milo bought Molly a gift!

Molly's sisters were so happy Molly was back home!

Welcome Home Molly!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Smile Sis

My sister is having a rough week so I am posting a picture of her two favorite things to cheer her up, her baby Alice and her dog Ginger. Smile sis!

Sunday, March 11, 2012


I went back home to Long Island last night for a benefit for my old friend's son, Oliver. I wound up only taking a couple of pictures (my camera was acting up, so please excuse the less than perfect pics) but I had to write a few lines about what a moving experience it was.  Besides being blind, Oliver suffered a stroke and has many cognitive and physical disabilities, but the night was so much more than that. What made the evening so special was the love and sense of community in the room. Everyone there knew everyone. Most went to the same high school, probably dated or cut class together and are now were watching their kids do the same thing in the same hallways. Gone were the social pressures of the teenage years and it was replaced by genuine affection for old friends and a coming together for a local family in need. There was drinking and dancing, lots of hugs and exaggerated old stories. The guys in the band sounded the same if not better than they did in high school. Everyone toasted Oliver and marveled at their parents. Oliver was everybody's son that night and I am so glad I was a part of it.

Read about Oliver and his amazing family here. Donations are accepted and appreciated.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Kids Today

I stopped by to visit my almost 5 year old niece this afternoon and for the first time ever she didn't come running over to me all excited. She walked over with a cool strut and said "I'm having a playdate and we're very busy but you can watch us if you want".  And I thought teenagers were tough!

Sunday, March 4, 2012


I am not a gym rat by any means but today I spent the day with 500 of them at  SpinOdyssey 2012 which was a fundraising event for Breast Cancer Research. Intensity Tennis and Fitness held the event where participants spin for six hours to raise money for the pink ribbon cause. It was an incredible experience. The energy (and sweat) in the room was massive and the feeling of camaraderie and joy was everywhere. There was live music to spin to, people dressed in costume to get in the mood and young kids running around passing out water bottles and orange slices to tired spinners. It seemed as if everyone had a cheering section and no one wanted to quit. It was awesome. By the end of the six hours, over $300,000. was raised and I had new appreciation for the Nutmeggers and their commitment to help others.