Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
So, here we are in some twenty-first century version of
Roxbury/Limelight/Friday's/Starbuck's/or (gasp!) Bennigans, hoping
to meet someone before last call. OK, this is LA so perhaps we are
checking each other out during downward dog or on the Santa Monica
steps...or maybe Whole Foods?
We probably know more about each other's sex lives than anyone
should likely know before a first date. Hopefully, your photos are
If we were to meet by chance, what would you notice about me? I am
tall, fit (somewhat compulsive about yoga and exercise classes!)
I'm also a food and health writer, restaurant reviewer, and true
foodie. I am all about balance. In conversation, you'd hopefully
find me engaging, clever, well-read, intelligent, and cultured. I
love to travel, try new restaurants. Wine tasting, driving along
PCH, an exhibit at Getty Center or LACMA. Short films,
documentaries, foreign films, classics, a thought-provoking film.
Reading the New York Times with you over Peet's on a Sunday
My shortcomings? I sometimes stay up all night writing or engrossed
in a book I can't put down. I probably buy too many books on
Amazon. I can never remember any of my passwords! And I don't know
how to change my oil, change a flat, or drive a stick but I am
willing to learn!
You are skilled/talented at flirting and banter. Smart is sexy. You
know your way around a museum or restaurant menu. You are an idea
guy who is always looking for the next step in whatever you do. You
would prefer to get out there than watch reality TV , though
there's nothing wrong with cuddling on the couch. You are fit and
take care of yourself without being an obsessive raw foodist who
carries goji berries in your pocket and harps on the benefits of, I
don't know, green smoothies. You are stylish and appreciate that
quality in a woman. You are a gentleman.
Perhaps our paths will cross. When it comes to love and romance, my
glass is overflowing with champagne. My optimism may be somewhat
tempered by slight doubt that one in five meet the love of his/her
life online but we can always say we met at a screening or The
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I am a contributing writer for three magazines.I am the food and
health editor for a regional magazine so I know all the best
restaurants! I also write about real estate. I am a regular
contributor to Huffington Post Divorce. In my "down time," I
exercise classes, enjoy films and cultural events, read, and yes,
write some more. I am the mother of two incredible, bright
daughters, 14 and 18. I enjoy travel, near and far. I like shopping
at the farmers market to prepare a great dinner. I enjoy leisurely
afternoons at the Getty or LACMA or driving around in search of
great LA architecture, especially midcentury.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
writing and exchanging witty repartee, yoga.barre, and picking the
movie. I can whip up a pretty decadent chocolate mousse!
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books? Too many to list but I'd probably include "Catcher in the
Rye," "Goodbye Columbus," "The Great Gatsby," "Last Tycoon,"
"French Lieutenant's Woman," "Are You There God, It's Me Margaret,"
"The Velveteen Rabbit," "1984." "Crime and Punishment."
Movies? "Casablanca," "Citizen Kane," "Network", "Unmarried Woman,"
"Saturday Night Fever," Amelie," "The Godfather," "Singing in the
Rain," "The Graduate." "Love Actually," "Bridget Jones Diary." Too
many to list...
Shows? Seinfeld, Sex and the City, Entourage, Mad Men, Occasionally
Food Network or Househunters International. HBO documentaries.
Music? Classic Rock. Stones. Yes. Police. Aerosmith. AC/DC. Doobie
Bros., Eagles, Cars, Almost anything from 70s and 80s. Jazz. Raised
on Sinatra. Madonna, Steely Dan, anything but country.
Food? Sushi. Chicken Under Brick. the Squash Blossom and Burrata
Pizza at Mozza, brocolli rabe with lots of garlic, a good filet,
well done steak fries, the grilled vegetable salad at The
My Caesar Salad. Creme Brulee or artisanal ice cream with two
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Morning Peet's or Starbuck's
Sunday NY Times
My laptop and a WiFi connection
Vinyasa Flow Yoga and Barre classes
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
how I can use what I just observed or experienced in my writing;
what the future holds for my daughters; what will happen when we
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Quiet dinner in or maybe reviewing a restaurant or catching a
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I donated a kidney to a stranger in Virginia as part of a paired
exchange, enabling my dad to receive a matching kidney. The
experience has been quite awe-inspiring and humbling.
You should message me if
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you have a good sense of humor, are smart, engaging, and confident!
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