What Once Was Old is New Again

My friend Karen rattled off a list of "must-sees" for my visit here as we longed around my little studio on Monday. I didn't get to all of them but there were two that ignited my curiosity. The Big River Crossing is a revitalized and repurposed pedestrian bridge that crosses the Mississippi River, and Crosstown … Continue reading What Once Was Old is New Again

How to Relax on Vacation

I think I like this kind of vacation. I lived here, so I don't feel pressured to go to all the tourist things. It's a city, so I can sleep in a bed. It's October, so it's not horribly hot, although yesterday was pretty awful. This morning's 50-ish temps were a welcome relief after yesterday's … Continue reading How to Relax on Vacation

The First Kiss of Memphis

This morning I woke up in my beloved Memphis. This cute little AirBnB is equipped with all of the comforts of home except maybe a bathtub. But I have a shower, and I suppose that's all I really need. Last night I ran over to the new Fresh Market which would have been right down … Continue reading The First Kiss of Memphis

Detours to Memphis

When I lived in Memphis, one of my favorite weekend getaways was St. Louis. The old Italian area is called The Hill, and I spent many a weekend grocery shopping at the old-time Italian supermarkets and delis, eating cannoli and drinking dark, smoky coffee at coffee shops and eating plate loads of pasta at some … Continue reading Detours to Memphis

Everybody’s Dancing! It’s Springtime…

It's spitting spring in Memphis! It does this every year. It doesn't come in full force. It spits a nice day here and there, teases you with sunshine and then demoralizes you with rain and cold. The last two days have been rainy and cold. I even had on my parka and a hat while … Continue reading Everybody’s Dancing! It’s Springtime…

Living: Doing the Next Right Thing

I texted my friend Jessica Tuesday morning at 7:18 AM... Me: I'm really struggling this morning. Tired of the cooking, the working out, the running, the matcha - I want my f**king espresso! Jessica: It makes you so cranky! No working out today! Just rest. Do something for yourself. Me: Sick of these needy animals, … Continue reading Living: Doing the Next Right Thing

Memphis: The Tastiest Town in the South…in My Opinion

Today I voted for Memphis as the South's tastiest city in Southern Living Magazine's contest for The South's Tastiest Town. I have to say that one of the things I really love about Memphis is the variety of restaurants that we have. Coming from Louisiana, I expect good food to be plentiful. I struggled living … Continue reading Memphis: The Tastiest Town in the South…in My Opinion

It’s Snowing in Memphis

I woke up to snow this morning in Memphis. They predicted it was coming, but 7 times out of ten, it doesn't happen. For it to snow in the Southern United States, all the conditions have to be right. It just doesn't happen very often. When it does happen, it's an event. For it to … Continue reading It’s Snowing in Memphis

Om…Ducky, Ducky…Om

The Peabody Hotel in downtown Memphis is a Memphis icon. It is the home of the famous Peabody Ducks who spend their days floating in the indoor fountain in the hotel lobby beneath a magnificent floral arrangement. At 5 PM daily, the Duckmaster addresses a crowd of onlookers and escorts the ducks out of the … Continue reading Om…Ducky, Ducky…Om

Music: My Drug of Choice

Memphis is a musical town. I didn't take advantage of that until the last few years. I didn't even know how much I loved music until I started exploring some of the music venues in Memphis. I mean, I'm well aware of the role music plays in my life. All I have to do is … Continue reading Music: My Drug of Choice