How about we… check out the newly renovated Islamic gallery at the Met and then have mezze?
How about we… make a pairing of wine, art and tapas.
An awesome place I've visited:
Most recently, the Douro Valley in Portugal. Last year, Chile from top to bottom. But basically, anywhere wine is made is pretty terrific.
My perfect Sunday:
sleep, coffee in Europe, afternoon wine in the sun, dinner somewhere moody and no clock ticking
The movie I've watched the most times:
Being There or Harold & Maude.
My life history in 5 sentences or fewer:
Born in the city, grew up on a farm, graduated high school in a class of 13, escaped back to the city ASAP and never left. Lived two years in Italy. Have had at least three careers, two major loves (three, if you include Italy) and a few crushes in between. Now, I drink wine and travel for a living ... when I'm not a reporter in my own town.
My first concert / My dream concert:
first: Talking Heads. dream: Billie Holiday
Obscure knowledge I possess:
I can say "where are the archaeological digs" in Italian. I know the soil content of Bordeaux wine regions. That pretty much sums me up, I think.
For me, a first date no-no is:
I secretly want to be:
I want to be with someone who wants to be:
fulfilled and grateful.
If I won the lottery and quit my job, I would:
Be at the airport with my passport and a one-way ticket.
One thing my mother would want you to know about me:
I sang in chorus and filled my Girl Scout sash with badges.
I want to come home to:
a full larder and an empty email box.