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RECOMMENDATIONS

 

 
The drive up the PCH to El Matador followed by lunch at Neptune’s Net
The Spa at the Mandarin Oriental in New York
The burrata at Joan's on Third in Los Angeles
Hiking Runyon Canyon
The Edison for artisan cocktails
Einstein On the Beach
Romantic summer evening walks along Oak Street Beach in Chicago
Orchids, tulips, stargazer lilies and lavender plants at Trader Joe’s
Scrabble
My great-grandmother’s lemon meringue pie recipe
Bo Innovation in Hong Kong
Several museums including The Rodin Museum in Paris, MOMA and The Guggenheim in New York; The Tate in London; The Museum of Science and Industry, The Art Institute and Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago; And The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA in Los Angeles
My friend and astrophysicist Janna Levin
Walking across The Golden Gate Bridge in the fog
Thanksgiving at The Drake in Chicago
The Gondola and Snowshoeing in Telluride
Raisin wine outside of Rome
The Hotel Il San Pietro on the Almalfi Coast overlooking the Bay of Positano
Junk Boat rides across Victoria Harbour
Warwick Castle in England
Shakespeare in the Park in New York 
The Red Fox Inn in Middleburg, Virginia
Dinner parties
Rainy Seattle afternoons
Various charities including Ronald McDonald House, Heifer International, Oxfam, The International Medical Corps, The Smile Foundation
The art of sculpture Michael Richards 
Mikhail Baryshnikov dancing to the rhythm of his own heart in Heartbeat
State parks, including but not limited to: Yellowstone, Yosemite, Glacier National Park in Montana, Arcadia National Park in Maine, Mount Rushmore in South Dakota, The Grand Canyon, Joshua Tree, The Badlands and The National Mall in Washington DC.
Helicopter rides over Maui
Apple wine and sage cheese in Vermont
The Williamstown Theater Festival
The seemingly endless varieties of green in a Michigan summer
The Tuskegee Airmen
Yellowtail at Nobu
Gordon Parks
Sherlock Holmes, Edgar Allen Poe, Maya Angelou, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Shakespeare
The Nut Cracker at The Goodman Theatre
Beethoven's Symphony No. 7 II
Dogs
Big Sur
Pike Place Market in Seattle
The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
River North Chicago Dance Company
New Orleans
The Arclight
Walking along The Seine to the Eiffel Tower at night
North Africans playing the drums on Ponts Des Arts
Watching runners on New Year's day in Vancouver
Make-your-own-Gnocchi parties
Aspen in the summer
California vineyards
Bill Viola's Video Installations
James Turrell 
The raw honey and cheese dessert at Checchino dal 1887 in Rome
The American Club Resort and Kohler Water Spa in Kohler, Wisconsin
Picnics…anytime, anywhere you can
More to come…