I'm not sure if I'll have access to my computer for the next week, so here is an old blog post of my favorite Christmas tree in Westport. Enjoy the holidays, be safe and may
2014 be better than the last for all of us.
My Favorite Xmas Tree In Westport
I've been driving by this tree every year since I moved to Westport ten years ago. I wish I had started taking pictures of it then because it started out a bit of a Charlie Brown tree. It was small, sitting out there all alone on the lawn, with lights that seemed to big for its branches. Now it's growing like a weed and it seems so is everything else around me. That's a good thing, right? :) :(
There is something about twins. They are so cool. I think everyone wonders what it would be like to have a twin; to always have a best friend, not to have to look in the mirror to see how your outfit looks, to speak in twin talk. Twins seem lucky. The twins I photographed here were definitely lucky. Their parents are awesome. Their extended family is warm and loving. Everyone was happy and relaxed, just enjoying these little cutie pies. A perfect environment to grow up in. I didn't want to leave.
My father and I walked through Central Park in NYC over the weekend to go to Zabar's. (If you haven't been to Zabar's, you haven't been to New York!) Zabar's is a famous appetizing store (and then some) on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. It's open 365 days a year. They sell 8,000 pounds of coffee a week. They make a great onion roll, but are most famous for their smoked salmon and that is why we trekked across the park on Sunday.
Growing up we had bagels and lox every sunday morning for brunch. My brother and I would wake up early and accompany my father to a local shop called Toddy's Appetizing to buy a pound of Nova, a whole white fish, pickled herring, homemade cream cheese and a dozen bagels. Then we would stop at the bakery for ruglach, an eclair (for me), a jelly donut (for my brother) and head home to eat. It was the best part of the week.
How cool was this guy?
My father walks much faster than I do.
There is an art to slicing smoked salmon and the guys who work in Zabar's are masters.
They have been schooled in the art form and have been doing it for many, many years.
There are two really great books of portraits on the market right now and with the holidays coming up, I am hoping someone in my family will buy them for me. If no one takes the hint,
I strongly suggest you buy at least one and invite me over.
Check them out below. The pictures are amazing and the blurbs
that go with them are just as wonderful.