Monthly Archives: February 2016

Where’s The Beef?

I’m proud to be a Midwesterner.  We’re friendly, honest and here in Chicago, boy do we know- and love- our steak.  And our steakhouses. So forget your cholesterol count, pull up a chair and damn the expense.  Today we’re going … Continue reading

Posted in Chicago, food, Restaurants | 22 Comments

Forever in Blue Jeans

That’s me.  Summer of 1980.  (I can tell because I’m still zaftig courtesy of Nick Ross’s baby weight.) I’m posing in my Winnetka back yard proudly sporting a cowboy hat and more importantly… My bleached blue jeans cut-offs. Circa 1965. … Continue reading

Posted in Fashion, pop culture, The 60's, Winnetka | 10 Comments

Isn’t It Romantic?

Happy Valentine’s Day, Dear Readers.  I’m feeling all sentimental today.  Maybe it’s because after a nine year hiatus from dating, I’m back in the saddle again. I’ve been going out for awhile now, and although being asked to the “senior … Continue reading

Posted in Movies, pop culture, Romance | 16 Comments

Good Skate

It’s that special time of year again.  Ice skating season. And although I know that many of you are enjoying the sunshine far away from the chilly reach of Old Man Winter, I’d like you to take a moment and … Continue reading

Posted in Nostalgia, pop culture, Sports, Wilmette | 8 Comments

Pride Goeth…

The very dapper gentleman pictured above is my grandfather, Lewis Margolis.  I’m thinking about him because today- as you all know- is Super Bowl 50 Sunday. And I’ve got a dog in the hunt. Go Broncos! (Look who else is … Continue reading

Posted in football, Grandparents, pop culture, Sports | 8 Comments

Bon Voyage

My father swore that when I was four years old, I announced in very high dudgeon, “You know, I have never been anywhere in my WHOLE life!” That sounds like me.  Filled with insatiable wanderlust from the get-go. Thus, it … Continue reading

Posted in Travel | 4 Comments