I really need to say no more to lunches, dinners, coffees, and teas. But this week wasn't one where I was good at saying no. Instead, it was a whirlwind of darting all around the city, from hotel tours (the Intercontinental Times Square is AWESOME) to lunches announcing new hotel openings (Castello di Casole in Tuscany-they make their own olive oil!), to meetings. In one week, I'll be in England so I'm looking forward to a quiet weekend at home with Rocco, cooking, and enjoying this gorgeous weather we are having in New York.
- My latest on Forbes-two dedicated cooking schools at New England properties-one super luxurious retreat in the Litchfield Hills of Connecticut and one charming inn on Cape Cod
- Woman's Day: Simple Spring Cleaning Tricks That Make You Look Smart (I have to remember numbers 4, 8 & 28. I use #30 often even though garlic is one of the best smells on Earth).
- Giada de Laurentiis updated her New York favorites and I love so many of her suggestions, like The Dutch, Morandi, Cafe Cluny, Catch (easily the best restaurant I've tried in the past 6 months), Motorino, and ABC Kitchen
- The New York City Bars & Restaurants of Mad Men: Even if you're not a fan of the show, this is a great list of classic spots in the city, some of which are now closed.