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  • THE GROWN-UP MILKSHAKE

    THE GROWN-UP MILKSHAKE

    Certain drinks go with certain film characters. Nick and Nora Charles? Martinis. Leon from The Professional? Milk. The ladies from Sex and the City? Cosmos. Alex from A Clockwork Orange? Maloka Plus. Dr. Hannibal Lector? A nice Chianti with a side of Fava bean (may I suggest Fattorie Melini’s Chianti Classico Reserva?) And let’s not forget Caucasians and the Dude. Better known as ... Read More »
  • FRESHLY PRESSED JUICE

    FRESHLY PRESSED JUICE

  • LITTLE PLEASURES

    LITTLE PLEASURES

  • FRESHLY PRESSED JUICE

    FRESHLY PRESSED JUICE

    Neither overly technical nor horticulturally-centric, Jay McInerney’s The Juice: Venous Veritas is a collection of essays centered around the joys of drinking wine that even someone who is more likely to order a Guinness than an old-vine Grenache will enjoy. McInerney came to fame in the 80s with Bright Lights Big City, a novel that made him the un-official spokesperson of his generation, ... Read More »
  • COME ON AND TWIST

    COME ON AND TWIST

  • ENCHANTED AND ENCHANTING…

    ENCHANTED AND ENCHANTING…

  • WILD IRELAND

    WILD IRELAND

    Most guidebooks will give you a few sentences about County Mayo in northwestern Ireland.  They call it inaccessible, and recommend skipping  it,  preferring other, more touristed areas.  Thankfully, our Granny O’Toole lobbied furiously the entire time we knew her.  County Mayo is one step from heaven.  Granny was right. Granny was born and raised in Ballindine, Co. Mayo.  It was ... Read More »
  • PAST AND PRESENT…

    PAST AND PRESENT…

  • CHANNELING GRANDMA

    CHANNELING GRANDMA

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