Sunday, November 30, 2014

Dinner with Sara

Lunch with Larissa and Ivan

We took Larissa and Ivan to Assaggi Osteria so that they could try some authentic Italian food. We all enjoyed the meal and the company very much.

 Larissa, Ivan, and Andrea

 Larissa sipping tea

                              Andrea and Christine

Christine, Ivan, and Larissa

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Lunch with John and Jill

John and Jill

                                            A nice time with our friends at the Silver Diner.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Talk at the DC SON Lodge

I was invited to make a presentation on "The Norwegian Crime Novel: at the DC lodge of the Sons of Norway. I spoke about Jo Nesbø, the Norwegian King of Crime, and Karin Fossum, the Norwegian Queen of Crime, and several other top crime novelists in Norway today.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Arthur's Arrival - Delayed Posting (February 2013)

 Arthur arrives in America.

 Arthur with Uncle Marcello

 Christian with Nonno

Colin with Mommy

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The Phillips with George

George and I went to a fabulous exhibit at the Phillips Collection, "Neo-Impressionists and the Dream of Realities" and then to lunch at Kramer's afterwards. 

For more information on this exhibit, go to the Phillips website:  

George in front of the Phillips

             Christine in front of the Phillips

        George at Kramer's & Afterwords for lunch

Butternut Squash Ravioli with butter, basil, and pumpkin seeds

Sunday, November 09, 2014

Philly Cousins

Andrea and I went to Baltimore today for an Italian lunch with his three cousins - Amelia, Charles, and Andy - and their spouses - Tony, Elaine, and Rose. We met at Germano's Piattini in Little Italy and had a delightful time chatting and eating.

Elaine, Charles, Christina, Rose, Andy, Tony, Amelia, Andrea

 Andy, Tony, and Amelia

 Charles, Christina, and Rose

We took the panpepato sent from Acuto (made by Betta and Anna Maria and brought to DC by Maurizio) and served it for dessert!

                                              An authentic Italian dessert Made in Italy!

Friday, November 07, 2014

DCEC Outing

Jodi, Synthia, and I met Ginny at the Kreeger and she gave us a tour of Emilie Brzezinksi's exhibit. Very fascinating! She is a chainsaw artist and creates beautiful works out of trees. Here are the photos I took at the museum.

 Jodi, Ginny, Synthia in front of "Lament"

Blocks II


Ukranian Trunk

Ukranian Trunk