Monthly Archives: November 2012

Hooray from Hollywood

Just a quick dash up to the Hollywood sign before we leave LA.  Luckily we were there before the rain as it has been pretty persistent throughout this afternoon wherever we drove. Some of the signs show we were in … Continue reading

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Dear Mr Fantasy brings The Greek alive

Watching Steve Winwood (of  Spencer Davis Group, Traffic and Blind Faith fame) was a truly memorable experience.  His voice at age 64 is still amazing and his musical skill, indescribable.  Last night’s concert at The Greek was perhaps the highlight … Continue reading

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Our LA wheels ..

Tony and the wagon have to get a mention too! Well done to him, and his lady friend.

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Coffee, Venice and more

Historic day today. Tony took instructions all day from a woman – and not once did he grumble. Yes, our GPS is a female and she got us where we wanted to go and home again without one cross word, … Continue reading

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LA and it’s all up to the GPS

Arrived in Los Angeles late last night from NYC.  Good to feel a bit more warmth in the air, although a little smoggy out there!  We don’t appreciate how good is our fresh air until we are away from it. … Continue reading

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So meet Fabio!!!

This is Fabio Viviani of Top Chef fame.  Great cook and charismatic chef to boot.  Tonight we had dinner with him in the Top Chef kitchen accompanied by fellow Top Chef , Antonia Lofaso.  Their menus were fabulous and we … Continue reading

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Stumptown roasters

A great recommendation by Anthony Harrison saw us wander up to 29th St to check out this independent coffee roaster – from our apartment in west 14th Street. Stumptown originates from Portland but is obviously making a huge name for … Continue reading

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New York, New York

Big day today –  went out for breakfast and passed yet more piles and piles of trash.  Not sure what the yanks are doing with their garbage, but it seems very little.  We pass these piles of garbage everywhere.  The … Continue reading

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This is what good food is all about

Another great find just down the road from us is Buddakan. Pretty extraordinary actually. The food here is Asian fusion and the restaurant is modern and chic. Quite an experience and still priced reasonably. If you are in NY, this … Continue reading

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Too many cooks spoil the broth

Went to the Institute of Culinary  Education today to do our cooking class and while it was a great experience, perhaps a little more order to things was needed. Our head chef went through the recipes we were to cook: … Continue reading

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