I’ve learned to redefine what it takes to enjoy a vacation. Enjoyment and enough being the key word here. Non stop activity has largely vanished as something to be desired or enjoyed while vacationing. It’s been replaced by a more laissez faire point of view. … Continue Reading “New Ways to have Enough fun on Vacation while approaching 80”
Flashback! The year, 1960.or ’61. The sound, jazz. The feel, beatnik wanna be. The setting, a dingy nightclub under railroad tracks in run down industrial city. It was the T Club. I had one or two friends who I could easily convince to come… Continue Reading “The T Club Flashback”
“Come to our apartment for a little sake and chit chat before we go out for dinner,” is how our invitation goes. That said, we have easily pulled together a spontaneous series of Vapnek hospitality hours that we are very happy with. Our guests… Continue Reading “The Kyoto Hospitality Hour”
I generally see myself as a relatively easy going and compassionate person. An uglier, impatient side of my personality reveals itself when I eat at certain California restaurants. I’m surprised by the depth of my annoyance. And, it’s only getting worse.
While visiting New Orleans this past weekend, I was introduced to a new and welcome companion, the Sazerac cocktail. Unassuming on the outside, Mr. Sazerac captured my immediate attention on my first sip. He is a complex, yet subtle blend of kick -ass cocktail.