Majestic Elegance Resort, Punta Cana


2012 marks 15 years of best friendship with Kate. F-i-f-t-e-e-n years. It’s the kind of relationship Hollywood likes to make movies about. It’s the kind of relationship I always dreamed of having. It’s the kind of relationship I’ll be most proud of when I’m wearing adult diapers and false teeth (because she’ll be wearing them…

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A Request

Friends, Even though I´m furiously editing my weight loss memoir so that you´ll have it in your hands next spring, I´d just love to hear from you. I’d also love to talk more about your comments on “Growing Up With a Fat Dad,” but I’m having internet trouble and that only leads me to two…

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Let’s renew our vows.


Friends, it’s been nine whole days since I last posted. What’s interesting here is not that I’ve been swept up in the process of writing a memoir, no, what’s interesting is that despite how much you mean to me, despite the fact that none of my writing would mean a damn thing if it weren’t…

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I read your comments


and ohmygoodnessohmygoodnessohmygoodnessohmygoodness so thankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyou because iloveyouiloveyouiloveyouiloveyouiloveyouiloveyouiloveyouiloveyou. Friends forever, Andie

On depression.

Off and on for the past five years or so, I’ve gone to therapy. Often brief stints of me feeling low, sometimes lower than low, and not quite knowing what else could help besides a cake with one fork and an empty room. And so, I find a psychologist in my area and I spend…

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5 things I cannot do


Before we begin, the following should explain a little more about the post below. To start, I debated using one of these four titles: 1. Some more things you’ll never need to know about me. 2. If you’re not bored yet, you will be.3. Hey, want to know something? I’m sorry. 4. Thoughts to be…

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Eating in Cancun, Tulum, and Isla Mujeres


Typical breakfast included at many hotels and hostels in Mexico: 2 pieces of white bread toasted with butter and jam, orange juice, and coffee. Called the ‘Sooper Dooper’ at Buho’s restaurant in Isla Mujeres: 2 fried eggs, 2 slices bacon, toast, 2 small hotcakes. Even while traveling, I love to eat a big salad at…

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Tulum, Mexico


  Where we stayed: The Weary Traveler, roughly $10 USD a night. Offers free breakfast, free purified drinking water, WiFi, air conditioned private rooms or dormitories, free shuttle to the beach- approx. 10 minutes away. Where we ate: El Camello, Antojitos La Chiapaneca (order the tacos all pastor for 50 cents each) What I thought…

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Cancun and Isla Mujeres, Mexico


One month ago, Camille and I found ourselves, for the four hundredth time in a week since we’d arrived stateside from our Costa Rica and Panama travels, on the phone retelling- for the four hundredth time, no doubt- all of our favorite Central American adventures. They ranged from stories of torrential tropical downpours on secluded…

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Helping my parents move


Friends, In the past week, I’ve moved my parents from one town to the next. A lifetime of stuff packed in classy things like trash bags and dresser drawers and Staples boxes.  All of these pictures to show you just how much of my mother’s exquisite decorating we had packed up in our arms, shuffling…

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Andrew Scrivani Hosts Photography Workshops in San Francisco May 19 & 20


  Friends, If you live in or near San Francisco, or if you’ve always wanted to visit the Bay Area, this is the time. One of my very favorite friends, Andrew Scrivani– food photographer for the New York Times, is leading two photography workshops on the weekend of May 19 and 20. Tell me you’ll…

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