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    Sometimes Mondays.

    mark an anniversary. Yep, that was us, 35 years ago … newly married and off to enjoy a lovely dinner party with a hundred or so family and friends. This was us a few weeks back (the most recent two of us photo I have!) So glad we no longer look scared to death 🙂 but we still have smiles on our faces. Tonight’s celebration is just the two of us (plus Holly), with a roasted pork loin and a few more episodes of The Great British Baking Show. I’m looking forward to that real meal … and many more years together!

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    Looking Back on Our Cabo Vacation.

    Hello! We had a wonderful vacation, but it feels good to be back here (finally!). I shared a few photos on Instagram while we were there, but I didn’t look at everything all together until this past weekend. Here’s a peek at my Top Ten (warning – lots of sunshine, beautiful food, ocean views and selfies 😊). Hands down the best photo of the two of us, taken at the beginning of a sunset sailing cruise on Monday evening. This is at Land’s End – the Pacific Ocean is on the other side of that rock behind us. The best sunrise (with my favorite morning beverage – the cappuccino was…

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    Throwback Thursday | Thirty-four Years.

    On Sunday, Marc and I celebrated our 34th anniversary and he shared a few two-of-us throwback photos on Instagram. A few were actually new to me and I asked him to send them to me.  from the cover of our wedding album engagement photo – fall, 1983  November 19, 1983  2001 at Katie’s wedding – a favorite! this summer – and technically three of us 🙂 So this will be our 35th Thanksgiving together as a married couple. We spent our first Thanksgiving in Cancun (honeymoon) and I don’t remember much about Thanksgiving dinner that year except that it was a hotel buffet. The next year, though, we were in…

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    Weekending.

    I thought it was going to be a quiet weekend at home, mostly alone, because Marc was playing in the club’s member-member tournament. But Friday afternoon, he shared the itinerary with me – a Kentucky Derby Party Saturday evening and “Championship Shootout with dinner” on Sunday afternoon! I was glad we had plans to eat in Friday with margaritas and fish taco salads. Saturday, while Marc played 27 holes of golf, I played around with my “hat collection“ and ultimately decided on this one. It worked great with my black and white dress. Sunday, while Marc played another 18 holes of golf, I washed my summer hand knits. And then…

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    Weekending City Style.

    …begins of course, on Friday. We set out in the morning under clear, chilly blue skies and headed down to Chelsea. First stop was Cookshop for an early lunch. We started with burrata and it was the best we’d had. That toast was spread with roasted garlic and the cheese was nestled into a wild nettle pesto. After lunch we headed to the High Line. This was our first visit and wow! what a great space. also WOW! it was windy and cold.  We got off at Chelsea Market and made a bee line to Ninth Street Espresso. We wandered around the market for a while to warm up. What…

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    Thursday in the City.

    The weather has been a lot better than I thought it would be. Sara didn’t even wear her coat yesterday and the rain was just off and on showers in the afternoon. We spent most of the rainy time sitting at this cozy table with the Times crossword (which mostly stumped us, but we’ll try again today), a delicious meal and a few glasses of wine. Then we walked down to SoHo and did a little shopping. Sara bought shoes (Supergas) and I bought yarn (three skeins of the newest Linen Quill to knit Tails). We decided to head back to the apartment to relax a bit before the play.…

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    A Quick Hello.

    …from Central Park. We walked (and walked and walked some more). And now we’re enjoying a little down time to rest up for dinner. more soon…xo, M. p.s. I feel like my voice is getting better (but Sara says I’m imagining it 🙂

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    Date Night.

    …(ish?) Marc’s company Christmas party was Saturday night. It’s the first dress-up event we’ve been to in months (actually, maybe nineteen months? yeah, that’s how long Katie’s been married and we missed last year’s party) and I treated it like a full-on date night. Fun thing about empty nesting (with a husband who likes to play golf on the weekends) is that I have free time on Saturdays. I started early with Lauren and a chilly walk, a healthy lunch and a nap. Then visited the Bobbi Brown counter for a “smokey eye” lesson, which Christine stretched into a full-on make-up session (and Ann Taylor for stockings, because yikes, I…

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    Throwback Thursday | The Early Years.

    …yesterday was our anniversary. Hard to believe it’s been 31 years since we said “I do” and shared a very public kiss after two neat bites of wedding cake. And maybe harder to believe we started dating when I was 16 years old! That’s a lot of years together. I’m sure I have a photo from that first fall (but I’m not sure where it is), so instead I’ll share this one. It was taken at Marc’s sister’s wedding, summer 1981. Early years indeed!