June 13, 2014
Summertime demands drinks more than any other time of year. When there is beaching to be done or lounging on the deck to be had, it should all be with a drink in hand. These blueberry spritzers are just the ticket. Made with fresh blueberry simple syrup, they are a vibrant shock of purple with a small kick of acidity from the lemon. Perfect for sipping at the beach.
1 cup blueberries
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
12 ounces seltzer water
Juice from 1/2 lemon
Combine blueberries, sugar and water in a sauce pan over medium heat. Bring to a boil then reduce to medium low and simmer 10 minutes until the blueberries have released their juices. Strain out the blueberries. To make the drink, combine 1/4 cup of blueberry simple syrup with lemon juice and seltzer water. Stir well and serve over ice.
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October 22, 2020
I just read an article that sounded – to me at least – like “a canary in a coal mine” or an early warning of danger. This piece, written by Joe Pompeo, appeared in the May 2020 issue of Vanity Fair magazine with the title “The British Tabloid Invasion” and a subtitle that read, “How the Daily Mail is conquering American gossip.”
The paparazzi horde, La Dolce Vita, 1960 – photo courtesy of Vanity Fair
October 14, 2020
Apparently the good old U.S. is a nation of “not great” sleepers. Really? And I thought I was the only one! According to a recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention it was revealed that one out of three Americans are chronically sleep-deprived. Yikes!
October 06, 2020
I think we’re all taken by the incredible mystique of the famous French fashion house, Hermès that has been with us for two centuries and is still owned and operated by the same family. From its beginnings in fine equestrian leather goods, they are – in the tumultuous year 2020 – best known for their handbags and many other items.
My image of Hermès has always been rarified products at equally rarified prices so imagine my surprise when I recently received a very stylish publication of theirs in the mail.