The Best of 2017


2017 was a challenging year. It felt like the entire world shifted on its axis. It was a year that required staying informed and taking action

I had an abundant year, filled with travel, work, family and friends for which I am unendingly grateful. 

I love the tradition borrowed from my pal A Merry Feast, so here is a brief look back at my 2017. I would love to hear about your highs (and lows) and what you have planned for 2018. 

Where to Stay on Burano Island

Best Trip

In 2016 I did not get on a plane one single time. Boy did that change in 2017. We went somewhere almost every single month of 2017. There were new destinations like Budapest and plenty of time in well-loved favorites, so it is difficult to choose. If I had to pick it would be the three very foggy, very relaxing days we spent on the island of Burano. We saw lots of art, ate extremely well and really got to see a completely different side of this special place.   

Lobster Roll at Woodman's in Essesx

Best Meals

Beer and pizza on the first night of 2017  on the island of Ponza.

pal I met through Instagram took me for fried clams, lobster rolls, and clam chowder at Woodmans in Essex Massachusetts. 

Richard Rogers Theater - Hamilton

Best Thing You Saw or Did

Duh, Hamilton

2017 High/Low Point

We all had big birthdays this year. Noah turned 21, Mark turned 60, and I turned 50. We celebrated in big and small ways with a day at our favorite beach, with a trip to London and with my grandmothers Texas sheet cake beside the fire. We spent the last hours of 2017 all together on a rooftop, Cynar spritz's in hand, watching a 30+ minute fireworks show over Piazza San Marco. 

I had some work setbacks that took the wind out of my sails this year, but I am ready to close that book and venture forward to new opportunities and adventures. I hope that you will join me.


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