winner, winner, alpine dinner

Hotel Kristiania Lech is a boutique showpiece of stunning art and gracious Alpine hospitality, where a Reading Butler is on hand to personalize your book collection, the Bath Butler awaits to prepare the perfect bespoke spa experience, and your Lifestyle Attendant obligingly unpacks your suitcase and chauffeurs you around in a Maybach. The uber-chic winter haven even features a personal ski concierge to make sure you are fitted – and outfitted – perfectly for the stellar slopes and all manner of apres-ski activity. (Known for spectacular skiing and snowboarding, the village of Lech is just 90 minutes outside of Innsbruck.) And, they are giving away 3 winter nights of luxury for one lucky winner complete with a special Lech Survival Kit. It’s a surprise but trust me, you are going to find it most delectable. Enter HERE and pass it on; the more you do, the better your chances of sitting pretty this winter atop Austrian slopes.


thanks for playin’

The results are in from Friday’s giveaway. Out of almost 200 submissions not a single one of you, dear readers, came close to guessing the correct answer. (Though a number of inventive answers – thank you, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn! – did give me a good chuckle.) Perhaps I was being too obscure, too arcane, too whatever.  Cut me some slack and I’ll do the same for you. I’ll even up the stakes to dinner for the next go around – with me or without me.  Now without further delay: the headline “I’ll Be Happy When the Lilacs Bloom Again” was a reference to the Fats Waller song I’ll Be Happy When the Nylons Bloom Again from the show that made Nell Carter a star, the Tony Award-winning Best Musical of 1978, Ain’t Misbehavin’.


i’ll be happy when the lilacs bloom again

It’s a lovely spring morning here in NYC – made better by the discovery of my favorite patch of flora in wild, fragrant bloom. To celebrate, I’m having my first ever giveaway:  a memorable meal (ok, a free lunch avec moi) to the first person who can guess the obscure musical theater reference in today’s headline.


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