Want an upgrade? Just say H-O-N-E-Y-M-O-O-N!

tracie parzen

Photos from the wedding are beginning to trickle pour in. We haven’t been able to get online… too busy with other “pressing” matters… ;-) And so we’re having a blast finally viewing them, as we wait for our flight to Europe at JFK (please don’t forget to tag us on Facebook!). Thanks, Ben for the photo above!

jeremy parzen

Want an upgrade? Just say H-O-N-E-Y-M-O-O-N! Tracie P and me woke up to this view of Central Park this morning at Essex House. New York is winter gray but the whole world seems to appear in Technicolor right now. :-)


Nougatine at Jean Georges was just a hop, skip, and a jump away from our hotel and NYC Restaurant Week made the deal even sweeter (the fixed price lunch menu at Jean Georges is ALWAYS the best lunch deal in town, as my friend Scott Luetgenau well knows).

cheese burger

I couldn’t resist the Jean Georges cheese burger (!) topped with Russian dressing (the French fries sopped in Heinz!). Paired beautifully with Les Avaux 1er cru 2005 by Jadot (dig that wine!) by the glass.

creme caramel

Tracie P knows that one of my few dessert weaknesses is crème caramel… Soooooo goood… it’s got to have that consistency matched with delicacy to make it from A to A+…

We’re finally catching up online at Terminal 7 heading to Terminal 5 and then Fiumicino! OUR FIRST TRIP TO ITALY! WE ARE SO GEEKED.

Did someone say “upgrade”?

A post dedicated to mama Judy

From the di mamma ce n’è una sola department…

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Above: That’s mama Judy visiting Christo’s Gates in Central Park in 2005.

Today is my mom’s birthday and so this post is dedicated to her. Last year, we held a special party for her in the La Jolla Cove Park but now that I’m living in Texas I can’t be there on her actual birthday and so I wrote a special arrangement of Happy Birthday and recorded it on my Mac using GarageBand and made a little slide show movie, with all of her children and grandchildren, including the newest arrival, little Oscar.

Mama Judy likes to drink wine when she throws her famous dinner parties. Like BrooklynGuy does for his parents, I keep her cellar (well, her closet actually) well stocked with good wine. Most recently, she’s been liking the Lini Lambrusco (the rosé in particular), Borgogno Barbera 2007, and her all-time favorite is probably the Chablisienne village Chablis.

Happy birthday, mom!