Room 402 Cape Grace

April 29, 2011

Today’s gift was almonds and Amarula. Yesterday was bath goodies and a candle, upon our arrival Champagne. The hotel has taken to spoiling the honeymooners as we spend our week exploring Cape Town from the harbor side boutique. Yesterday I actually had to put up the do not disturb sign because the offers for service […]


The action figures

April 29, 2011

  Have visited table mountain, the south western tip of the African continent, frolicked among penguins, went on game drives with the “Big 5” and chilled on the beach in Mauritius

well rested

A tale of two tourists

April 29, 2011

Ed and I go on the same trip but have very different tours. Ed endures the long stretches of road, bad jokes and repeated anecdotes of our guide, Paul. I transport instantly from hotel to scenic mountain drive (Chapmans peak even in clouded shrouds is dramatic and breath taking) to seal boat to Cape Point […]

TSA with love

April 25, 2011

My recommendation for a 16 hour flight in coach with limited food and a non working tv screen is to be a newly wed traveling on honeymoon. I practically blew kisses to the flight crew as they cut ahead of us at security screening. Wedded bliss is real. Probably impossible to maintain (and certainly annoying […]

Happy Easter

He Thinks of Everything

April 24, 2011

Inside Ed’s Head are the grandest of plans, the sweetest of gestures and the most unbelievable capacity for creativity.  On Sunday I awoke in the suite at the Ritz Carleton Battery Park to realize that our room had a view not only of the Statue of Liberty- but of the very spot on the park […]

Room 1009 Mr & Mrs Young.

April 24, 2011

I could not have imagined a better first day of marriage then ours. Still abuzz from the wedding, I spent the morning in my gorgeous dress, a happy version of Miss Haversham. The morning light revealed that the view from the Ritz suite overlooked not just NY harbor but the spot of our second first […]

Late for Dinner

April 22, 2011

Our rehearsal dinner was a bit of an after thought. After some searching online we found several places with private rooms and prices that pretty much duplicated the wedding. Okay that’s an exaggeration but it took a while to find the right spot. Luckily Ed once again doggedly pursued every avenue and found Savore – […]

It’s all in the details

April 15, 2011

Our “something blue” will be Camp Chairs!  Central Park has very strict rules that we can not bring in or put down chairs for the ceremony…but they’ll make an exception for those who really need a chair…so we are armed with a few strategically placed camp chairs.  Ed’s also tracked down a Horse and Carriage […]

Who could resist?

April 1, 2011

Ed and I finally found a Friday morning we both had free to appear together in person (as required by NY State law) and pick up our marriage license.  As we watched the people there actually getting married my first thought was “who would get married on April Fools Day?”  My second thought was…a most […]