14 Sep 2012
It was only 20 years ago that Spago opened in Las Vegas and created the now much copied concept of fine dining with a well-known gourmet chef who became famous elsewhere.
Somehow we got out of the habit of dining there (at The Forum Shops). We tried it early this week and the experience was so outstanding that we went again tonight.
It is still great.
11 Sep 2012
Everybody knows Hallmark invented half of our holidays.
I wonder if some fundraiser invented Grandparents' day at her school?
06 Sep 2012
Please join Allyn and me, for an unforgettable poker-cruise and tournament, for a week commencing Saturday, April 13, 2013. You don’t need to play poker to have fun on this ship.
The latest event of our new live poker tournament series, the Card Player Poker Tour, will take place aboard RC’s ship Oasis of the Seas, during a 7-Night Western Caribbean cruise. This tour stop will feature an $1,100 main event and a full service poker room hosted by Card Player Cruises. The ship will roundtrip from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, and will make ports of call at Labadee, their amazing private island, as well as Falmouth, Jamaica; and Cozumel, Mexico.
The beautiful Oasis of the Seas, with her 6,000-passenger capacity, is the largest cruise ship ever built and amazingly never feels over crowed. There is so much to do. More akin to a small city, the ship features a zip-line, a casino, a mini-golf course, triple nightclubs, several bars and lounges, a karaoke club, comedy club, five swimming pools, volleyball and basketball courts, theme parks and nurseries for children. Its 25 dining venues ought to satisfy any palate.
Packages start at just $979 per person. For more info, click here.
20 Aug 2012
It was back up to Seattle this weekend to honor Allegra Long at her Bat Mitzvah. I hadn’t seen her for about three years and she has blossomed into a beautiful young lady, both inside and out. Her Torah chanting was perfect and her voice was incredible.
It’s no wonder though. Nobody has to debate the nature/nuture argument here. She is one of the lucky ones who has both a great gene pool and is being raised in a great environment.
The connection – her mother, Dina, is my niece.
Oh, and for all you Seattle weather skeptics. No it did not rain. It was about 90 all weekend and as pleasant as it gets anyplace.
17 Aug 2012
How do a mother and daughter get together for dinner in L.A. when they are 22 miles away and downtown is in the middle? It is no secret that this is a cinch 2 1/2 hour drive assuming no accidents.
Barry to the rescue. I found a great Italian restaurant, Drago Centro, downtown. It is in the middle and both ladies were able to make the drive in just under an hour. Simple arithmetic shows less total driving time because neither had to buck the going home traffic.
Dinner was good, the company better and the drive back was only 10 minutes.