I like being in the shrinking club of people who have not seen it.  I’m sure the show is amazing but I recently asked a well-known Broadway journalist to recommend a show that will never win any awards and I can’t wait to see it. Bonzer.


The 5-Things Travel Guide

My husband and I are currently excited about our new book, The 5-Things Travel Guide.  In case we don’t get around to writing it (a very real possibility) here is the concept:  for each location, we give you the top 5 things to do, according to us.  For example, Denver.

  1. Izba Spa:  this place is crazy.  If you get their signature treatment, this is how it goes:  hot tub for 15 minutes, 30 minute massage, sauna, beat with branches and covered in honey.  Repeat. I love it.  Read the reviews on Yelp.  They are hilarious.  If you don’t like heat or deep pressure, it’s probably not for you.  I think it’s the best thing in Denver and wouldn’t miss it.
  2. Botanic Gardens: oh, how we love the gardens.  We are members!  Each season brings new beauty and it is a great place to take a long walk through gorgeous nature.
  3. Chef’s Counter at Acorn:  Kate and the rest do such a great job here and sitting at the chef’s counter is the perfect place to take in all the action.  A great restaurant.
  4. Red Rocks:  what can we say?  Even if there is not a concert happening, just walking around this venue is incredible and so close to Denver.
  5. Surrey Ride through Washington Park: warning – this is harder than it sounds.  We did it and loved it but were wishing we had four people pedaling.  Or, you can just walk around the park.


Five years later…

We  have reached a new beginning.  This April, I will be teaching a course called The Tao of Gingerbread House Design + Construction.  I was once a serious small child who ate a lot of butter and sugar.


“I said to my soul, be still and wait without hope, for hope would be hope for the wrong thing; wait without love, for love would be love of the wrong thing; there is yet faith, but the faith and the love are all in the waiting. Wait without thought, for you are not ready for thought: So the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness the dancing.”

― T.S. Eliot