Gifts! Gifts! Gifts! And some chicken dinners
Thanksgiving was already my fav holiday but with college boys coming home for Thanksgiving---and being able to say goodbye knowing we'll see them for winter break in three weeks---it is now no contest.
I'd forgotten just how much mess they make---how an empty sink when I go to bed mutates into a full sink (even though the dishwasher is empty and RIGHT THERE) by morning. But I was able to let that all go (maybe not for the month-long winter break holiday) and relish time with them. We saw "Napoleon" at the movie theater where they both worked in high school; ate at their favorite Atomic Bob's Burger (who had the audacity to change both their buns and their fries since our last visit), an early trip to Snooze for breakfast and a stop at their favorite Denver used bookstore, Kilgore Books, post-midnight philosophical debates of the kind only a 19 year old dares raise ("do you ever feel morally corrupt having this house when others have no home at all?"); binged Hijacked and started the new Fargo, and I cooked all their favorites. Cooking is such a joy for the infinite appetite of young men! And we didn't have to clear or do the dishes! Amen.
Thank you so much for introducing me to John Donohe's site - now I have a great gift idea for my husband for the first time in years! Completely agree with you about Cafe Lux - plus there's the cool When Harry Met Sally history there.
Cafe Lux 🤍 making me miss NYC today. I love thinking of you there enjoying. x
Absolutely love John’s illustrations! We have a few of our favorite NY restaurants that we love to visit when we come to NY framed: Le Bernardin, Per Se and Balthazar. Picked up a French Laundry one that still needs to be framed. But I love looking at these prints because I have such fond memories of our visits.
Thanks so much for turning me onto John Donohue's site. I have ordered 2 prints of restaurants that are especially meaningful to me and, YES, one is Cafe Lux.
I just made a reservation at Cafe Lux so that we could be sure to get in during the holidays. It is our family fave too, not least for the amazing people-watching and eavesdropping from those cosy little banquette tables in the back. Also, moules frites...
Ordered the Balthazar print! Went there on my honeymoon and have the fondest memories of the whole experience. So looking forward to receiving and framing my print. Thanks for sharing that site!
Made the malted cookies (and my mom’s 7-layer-bars) for tonight’s Book Club cookie exchange.
Tempted to stay home and eat them all myself!
Those restaurant illustrations are SO FUN!