Trick-or-Treating in Ghirardelli Square

What better place to trick-or-treat as a little kid than Ghirardelli Square in San Francisco. All the stores including the chocolate factory gave out goodies. Ben’s best friend Paige’s mother was the manager of the shopping complex next to Aquatic Park on the Bay. Sylvia made Ben’s “Pete Pan” costume, as he called it. Paige…

Forking Around 2019 Edition

–  Wolffer Estate, Sagaponack   But first. The North Fork. Paumanok Vineyard in Aquebogue for a few bottles of their citrusy sauvignon blanc. Must-stop at Harbes farmstand. Apple Cider Donuts.   This year added a visit to niece Hadley’s new home in the middle of a vineyard in Cutchogue. She was working on a photo…

Lindsey Revisits 130

Niece Lindsey did a drive-by of our old homestead in Florence, Massachusetts while attending a wedding at Valley View Farm in Haydenville. The place still looks good!

mAd Ben – The Story

Mad Men, a seven-season tv series phenomenon about the mid-century advertising world was an obsession in our home. So. When Ben became an advertising Associate at his coveted first job at Ogilvy, I dubbed him mAd Ben.   mAd Ben – The Story … so far 2007 Mad Men Season 1 Graduated, Northampton High School Accepted…

Like Yesterday…

SOME OF BEN’S BIRTHDAYS Sonoma Square, California Momma lights second birthday candles on a fancy strawberry cake from a corner bakery there. Ben looks on from behind the cake. Harry Tannenbaum in the middle, Robert Poole on the left. Friends from San Francisco.   Lafayette Park 3rd Birthday Party San Francisco, California   Viansa Winery Sonoma, California…

Ben’s 30th Weekend

Lure Fishbar SoHo   Da Capo Columbus Avenue Upper West Side Cake made from scratch by Gwen.   Next stop? Helicopter to Gurney’s in Montauk.