I made a quick trip to NYC this week and was happy to catch it in full bloom! Spring was always my favorite season in NYC. I made sure to visit the Union Square Farmer's Market to pick up some ramps and asparagus to bring home with me. We won't see them in Maine for a few more weeks. If only I could have brought the big bucket of lilacs home with me on the plane! I had dinner at Santina one evening with friends. The restaurant sits under the High Line. It's an amazing glass enclosed space, designed by Renzo Piano, with a very lively, fun atmosphere that transports you to the Italian seaside circa early 1960's. The food was delicious with my favorite dish being the Squash Carpaccio. Afterwards we walked the length of the High Line and back. The plantings and elevated journey between beautiful buildings was a treat. NYC was my home for many years where I had a wonderful career in the magazine world. It was great to go back for a short trip to see old friends and make some new ones, and bring back a bit of that city energy!