happy friendsgiving!

Happy, happy Thanksgiving, one and all! As we write this, the wino is en route (having definitely made it out of the states, despite the snowstorm nonsense), and the romantic is preparing in Henley avec Mr & Mrs. O Around the World… who may or may not have forgotten to pick up the turkey. But! All is resolved, and now dear old Burt the Bird is basting in wine, which means we’ll all get along just fine. Two years ago, we celebrated Thanksgiving in New York a few days early, before heading home to celebrate with our families. Last year, we met up in Paris the day after Thanksgiving to frolic around the city, and…

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my hOtel: the @mrsoaroundworld abode

Just outside of London, about one hour by train, there’s a little town called Henley-on-Thames. I’ve had the pleasure of visiting this pocket of England three times in my life: the first, on a Beatles bus tour of England when I was in the eighth grade. You’re jealous already, I know. That, however, is a different story for a different day. George Harrison’s former estate might be what introduced me to Henley, but there are now two far more VIP residents making themselves known in the area: Mr. & Mrs. O, of Mrs. O Around the World fame. My first visit to their home (which is so exclusive I am legally bound from telling you its proper…

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