Second (to none) City Weekend

So this past weekend, The Beloved got her final birthday present, which (unbeknownst to her before Friday) was a weekend’s trip to Chicago. Why Chicago? Well, mostly because we’d both lived there before we knew one another. I cut my professional teeth working for Abbott Laboratories in the late 90s and the Beloved earned her…

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Shhh — it’s a Secret (Weekend)

So, The Beloved gets to open her last birthday present tomorrow morning, even though her actual birthday was back in June.  This present is a Secret Weekend trip — which turns out to be something of which we’re starting to build a little history. Our first one was a Christmas present for her (which we…

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Super-L.A.-tive Saturday

So, I was informed that we had “plenty” of time to have breakfast at one of my favorite places – Stratford Court Café in Del Mar.  It’s a great little open-air patio that makes excellent frittatas and always affords good people watching.  After that, The Beloved input the “first stop” into the GPS system… 109…

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Secret Saturday

Ok — Secret Weekend is here! We're packed — (some nice, some casual clothes) and apparently we have enough time to head into Del Mar for breakfast. I'm very curious — the early vibe says road trip, but it could be a red herring… More in a couple of days! Read and post comments |…

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Secret Weekend

  Birthday_cake So here it is: August 1st. It’s an auspicious day at The Aerie, because it is the beginning of my birthmonth! (Woo!) Oh… birthmonth you ask?  Well, it seemed a tad limiting to cram all-birthday oriented activities into one 24-hour period, so rather than a birthday, we decided you get a birthmonth.   So…

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