Monthly Archives: December 2011

Long Bay: Beef Island, BVI

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I had heard many times about the lovely beach near the airport, but this was my first visit. It was deserted, probably because of the showery day and it was nice enough which is hard to see by this photo.

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Peg Legs: Nanny Cay Resort, Tortola, BVI

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I found a lot of fun art work in the rest rooms on Tortola. In general the art was nicer than the facilities. There was also a lot of good food to be had on the island. At this spot I was especially taken with the mango slaw salad and the rum and pommegranate juice drink the bartender concocted for us.

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AA Lounge: San Juan

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Okay, so no one is actually going to sit on this little bench which is placed against the wall between the toilet stalls, but it makes for an attractive decoration and I also like the painting.

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American Airlines: Hartford to San Juan

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I snuck into the business class lavatory just before take off. Nothing superior about it. Notice there is a pool of water in the sink. I did manage to get an emergency exit aisle seat with no one next to me. Divine except that I was in the first exit row, so I could not recline my seat even one inch. Don't make that mistake if you plan to nod off.

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Sole- New Canaan, CT

If you look closely, you will see the photo in this restroom is of a naked woman's behind. Daring, but tasteful. What baffled me was the inclusion of an upholstered chair facing the toilet in this oversized stall. Thankfully there was nothing baffling about the menu. Great food which was especially appreciated as a stop to dine with friends on the way back to CT after a long day in NYC.

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Gourmet New York: 680 8th Ave, Manhattan

There was nothing to recommend this place except that it was convenient as a meeting place for my ride to collect me after I went to see Seminar with Alan Rickman. Everything to recommend this play.  One act, well acted all around, smartly written and just a pleasure to experience.  Nothing earth shattering, just good, intelligent entertainment.  And great fun for anyone who has ever taken or thought of taking a writing class.

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Carlyle Hotel: New York

My aunt turned 97 today and we took her to her favorite restaturant for dinner. What a dignified place it is. Old world style with quiet opulance, a dressed up clientelle, a maitre d who knows to put a candle in the dessert without being told and to take it off the bill because it took too long to arrive.Despite almost choking to death on a piece of lamb, she loved it. Think the plate of multiple chocolate delights made it a very Happy Birthday!

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Private Home: Lyme, CT

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So cute. No surprise this bathroom belongs to a decorator. At her home for a reading of Noel Cowrad's Private Lives by a group of friends who have been gathering bi-monthly for 10 years for play readings followed by dinner. Whoever hosts the evening chooses and casts the play, someone else brings the dinner. Excited to be a new member of the group. Sorry for the fellow who had to pass on to make room for me.

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Private Home: Brooklyn, CT

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My friend Abby has been talking to me for years about her college classmate who is an artist in Brooklyn who she wanted me to meet. We finally made the trek from Manhattan to her home and studio. What a treat. I certainly don't have art like this in my bathroom.

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Child & Family Agency: New London, CT

Just what a good social service Agency should be- green. They not only protect the environment, but also some 13,000 children and families in southeastern CT. A terrific organization.

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