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John Lithgow and Alfred Molina are perfect together in Love Is Strange. Read my review on Boomeon here.

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Monday, 1 September 2014

ikea travels into the future

Alex IKEA bed

It would be so much easier to prepare for the future if we just knew what was going to happen!

So when IKEA offered to sponsor a post about its new time travel project, I was intrigued – especially since it involves world-renowned hypnotist Justin Tranz who has been called “the greatest hypnotist of all time.” read full story »

Sunday, 31 August 2014

“magic in the moonlight”

Magic in the MoonlightThe only reason I finally went to see Magic in the Moonlight is because I was craving movie popcorn.

Other than Blue Jasmine, which was amazing and featured an awe-inspiring performance by Cate Blanchett, and Midnight in Paris, which was an all-around delight, I haven’t really liked a Woody Allen movie in a while.

And I really don’t like Woody Allen as a person.

But it was a hot day and I wanted air-conditioning and popcorn.  read full story »

Saturday, 30 August 2014



If the Academy Awards were handed out today, Boyhood would easily win for Best Picture. It is, without a doubt, the most original movie of the year. read full story »

the hyundai elantra sport: it’s just like us!

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Hyundai Elantra

When my friends at Hyundai learned that Michael and I were celebrating our 33rd anniversary last week, they offered us an Elantra Sport for our drive to the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe.

Okay, the Inn is only nine miles away but still … read full story »

the inn at rancho santa fe

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Inn at RSF chairs under tree

When you’ve been married as long as Michael and I have, it takes a really special place to measure up to all the implications of a big anniversary.

Our anniversary was last week and, although we wanted to go away, we didn’t really want to go far since we had recently come back from our Buick Bucket List trip and I had just returned from London, so we decided on a luxury staycation.

We decided we’d spend our 33rd anniversary – yes, we are old – at the iconic Inn at Rancho Santa Fe, which has been a local landmark for almost a century. Renowned for its old-world charm, it recently underwent a $12 million renovation, and it looks better than ever.

We hoped that would rub off on us. read full story »

shot@life: my first #blogust

Sunday, 24 August 2014

lois and kids

As a Shot@Life Champion, I’m proud to contribute to Blogust ’14Shot@Life’s annual August campaign. For every comment, “like” and share on this post, Walgreens will donate one vaccine, up to 60,000, to a child in need around the world. So before you even read this, please click “like” to provide one vaccine! Then please leave a comment, share on Facebook, Twitter and Google+ and encourage everyone you know to do the same, in order to provide more vaccines. This is the easiest way to truly make a difference.

As moms, our lives are filled with so many firsts. Every new move our child makes is cause for celebration and a bittersweet sign that they’re growing up.

I remember the first time I read the list my mom had compiled in my baby book, documenting even my first lamb chop. I laughed but inside I felt so warm and secure that someone loved me enough to care about that. read full story »

33 years

Saturday, 23 August 2014

Lois and Michael at Pompidou

Today is our 33rd wedding anniversary.

33 years! read full story »

my — yes, my! — favorite kitchen gadgets

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Lois - kitchen

Okay, you can stop laughing now.

Yes, I get that if you know me at all, you know I don’t cook. If you know me more than a little, you know that my kids used to ask what the food man was bringing for dinner when we lived in Manhattan. If you’re a friend, you know that I had one of our ovens removed when we lived there, and we used our dishwasher as a file cabinet. And, if you’re a family member, well, we’ve eaten in some pretty great restaurants, haven’t we? read full story »

encore! our buick bucket list trip comes to an end :(

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Buick Encore goodbye

After reading about our Buick Bucket List trip for the entire past week, you may be glad it’s ending. But we weren’t. read full story »

my buick bucket list trip: gaylord opryland, part 2

Monday, 18 August 2014

Opryland view from balcony

After a very filling night, we woke up to this view from the balcony of our Gaylord Opryland hotel room. read full story »

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