November 13, 2016 Dear Dad: It has been over a year and a half since I wrote my last letter. Mostly because I have been insanely busy. It seems like everyone lives practically spinning in their own sets of responsibilities and irresponsibilities. We have also been preoccupied with one of the craziest fights in American… Continue reading Dear Dad: Making Sense of Making It Great
March 2, 2015 Dear Dad: Even though I wrote about the subject right after I resigned two years ago as Director of the Festival, I thought with this week's 10 year anniversary that it was a good time to reflect, remind, and recall my top ten moments of the last ten years of the Charleston Wine +… Continue reading My Top Ten Memories of the last 10 Years of the Charleston Wine + Food Festival
March 11, 2014 Dear Dad: So many people asked me over the weekend what it was like to be on the other side of the Festival that I thought I would be the first to let you know. There are probably others who wanted to ask but didn't think it was the right thing to… Continue reading What it was like being on the other side of the Festival.
December 23, 2013 Dear Dad: I have to say this has been one hell of a year. One of the biggest years so far in my life. So many major life changes happened over the span of the last 12 months and I have to thank you for being there for me every step of… Continue reading What a Year!
June 13, 2013 Dear Dad: First of all, it has been some time since I wrote my last post. And, it was a damn good post. AND I have had a lot going on. Leaving a high-profile job was what some have called "ballsy" but the risk has paid off a million times over. Don't… Continue reading Finding Out Who Your True Friends Are…
March 24, 2013 Dear Dad: A philosophy you always instilled in me was that change was hard, but change was good. It is hard to make a change when things are good, but I also believe it is important to follow your heart...and your head and take a new path when it presents itself so… Continue reading To New Beginnings
January 5, 2013 Dear Dad: You could only be so lucky to have a friend like Lisa Buzzelli. And this comes from someone who has had a ton of friends in and out of my life. Lisa is one of the most caring, thoughtful, entertaining, engaging, loving, inquisitive friends I have ever had the pleasure… Continue reading The Greatest Friend You Could Ever Have–Lisa Buzzelli
December 8. 2012 Dear Dad: It's really easy to have love and admiration for someone like Mike Lata. I would be surprised to learn that the guy had any enemies and if he did, it would be because the other person was probably jealous. The guy is just that genuinely nice. And sweet. And talented.… Continue reading Gotta Whole Lata Love
November 20, 2012 Dear Dad: What a more appropriate time than this week to let you know what I am really thankful for. Well besides the normal things in life--kids, family, friends, killer job, awesome life, etc. I am super thankful for all of the people who probably never get thanked. If you don't know… Continue reading This is who to be thankful for…
November 4, 2012 Dear Dad: I hate to write two back to back letters that are chef related, but in light of what happened last week in the north with Hurricane Sandy, I have no choice. If you don't know it already, chefs (and restaurant owners) are some of the most generous, giving people ever.… Continue reading Chefs, the most generous people I know!