Saint Paul Hotel

Saint Paul Hotel

It’s 5:15 p.m. in the entryway of the old Saint Paul Hotel. It’s early winter, cold, and snowing. The lights across the street in Rice Park twinkle with the frost and people are rushing in to get warm and have the early evening cocktail at the famous bar where F....
Welcome to Mount Como

Welcome to Mount Como

The sign mysteriously appears when the snow starts, at the foot of the golf club driveway, announcing the start of the ski season at Como Park: “Welcome to Mount Como.” When my husband tells a friend visiting from Switzerland, a snowboard instructor, that his kids...
At the Bar Where F. Scott Fitzgerald Drank Gin

At the Bar Where F. Scott Fitzgerald Drank Gin

—even though I drank wine, and then only half a glass—I felt I owed it to myself and to the guests who’d sat politely through the reading —and to everyone in every college and university 20th Century American Literature class throughout history—to get drunk off my...