Perspective is such a fascinating thing. So often, we see something in a certain way, and we assume that others are seeing it in a similar light. But the chance that they aren’t can mean the difference between fighting and loving, between embarrassment and friendship, between grief and delight. I love being reminded of such… Read More Seeing in a Different Light
In 2003, French chef Bernard Loiseau killed himself when Michelin warned him that he was in danger of losing one of the stars in his three star rating. In 2016, Benoît Violier, the French-born chef of Restaurant de l’Hôtel de Ville, killed himself as well. What do the tragedies of these chefs have to do with… Read More Take This Star and Shove It!
There are so many small cultural differences that you learn about when you move somewhere new. Years ago, we had an Israeli family that came to Potomac to work for a few years. They lived in our collection of townhouses and we grew very close to them.For years, we hosted a large break-fast when Yom… Read More Yom Kippur Breakfast Anyone?
Yesterday was Eliav’s 7th birthday. And Yom Kippur is five days away. And those two things, combined, cause me to be nostalgic every year. And never more so than this year. So here goes. 7 years ago on Yom Kippur, I had a 6 day old baby at home. And anyone who has just given… Read More Remembering Another Yom Kippur