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  • Taking the Kids -- traveling with Mom in Sonoma County

    Taking the Kids -- traveling with Mom in Sonoma County
    What a way to start the day! My daughter Reggie, a San Francisco teacher, and I are soaking in a piping hot mineral pool -- one of four at different temperatures -- at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn’s expansive spa. The picturesque hotel, spread...
  • Train travel connects the destination dots in Europe

    My wife, Laurel, and I had laid out an idiosyncratic European itinerary for our trip last fall: to London for theater, to Paris to scout Ernest Hemingway's long-ago haunts, to Friedrichshafen, Germany, for the Zeppelin Museum, and finally to Hamburg to...
  • One night in Florence, for a steak

    One night in Florence, for a steak
    "Where are you headed today?" the front desk manager asks as I check out of my hotel in London. "We're headed to Florence tonight for a steak, and then we're off to Southern Italy first thing tomorrow morning," I say. "What an extravagant life you lead,...
  • Omaha breathes new life into old neighborhoods

    Omaha breathes new life into old neighborhoods
    Admit it. The last time only time? you thought about Nebraska's biggest city was when Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning yelled "Omaha!" about 40 times in a playoff game last January. That was fun, sort of. Imagewise, pro sports haven't been...
  • After hours at Restaurant Row bars in Orlando

    After hours at Restaurant Row bars in Orlando
    A couple months back, I did an article that was far too many beers in the making: A drinking tour through 11 of my favorite local neighborhoods. It was a pretty inclusive list, I thought, but it turns out there's no such thing in a city as diverse as...
  • Understanding French culture

    Understanding French culture
    I love France -- it is one of Europe's most diverse, tasty, and exciting countries. It brims with the good life and a special appreciation for culture, music, art, food, and wine. But Americans can feel pretty dowdy when confronted with the casual...
  • Windy City Wine and Book Club

    Windy City Wine and Book Club
    Our club: Founded in 2008, the Windy City Wine and Book Club is a group of 18 fun-loving, passionate, career-oriented and diverse women.  How we got started: Our founding member, Anne Uible, decided to start the club shortly after graduating from the...
  • Cheese storage challenge

    Cheese storage challenge
    Q: I want to know the best way to store cheese...soft cheeses, hard cheeses, etc..Every time I open up the cheese after getting it at the store, I can't wrap it the way they do and it ends up in a Ziploc bag. And can you freeze most cheeses or does it...
  • Nelson Carey, Grand Cru wine bar owner, dies at 50

    Nelson Carey, Grand Cru wine bar owner, dies at 50
    All day Tuesday, they came to the Grand Cru wine bar with swollen red eyes, hugging one another and trying to make sense of the loss of a good friend and boss. They lifted a glass and reminisced about Nelson Carey, the genial and worldly publican of...
  • Vivo Italian Kitchen starts an Italiian movie series

    Vivo Italian Kitchen starts an Italiian movie series
    On Thursday, Vivo Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar in Hanover will debut a biweekly series of Italian movie nights. Each movie night will feature a four-course prix-fixe menu inspired by that night's film.  For the series opener, "The Godfather," Vivo's...
  • New and coming-soon wine bars

    New and coming-soon wine bars
    How do you find your next favorite wine? (Hint: Looking for the label with the weirdest animal on it won't necessarily get you there.) Wine bars are a great starting point if you're just dipping your toes into the wine world, and Chicago doesn't lack...