Katie Dawn Schad and Adam Robert Purdy began a fun, flirty friendship a decade after they bumped into each other at their dorm their first week at Wesleyan in 2009. “I have an aunt and uncle who live in Studio City,” Mr. Purdy said, as soon as Ms. Schad mentioned she was from that part of Los Angeles. “Have you ever been to Beeman Park?” He grew up in Montclair, N.J. “Yeah, maybe,” she said, of the small neighborhood park. And, that was that. The two, like other freshman athletes, had arrived at Clark Hall early — he was an All-American goalie for the soccer team freshman year, and she was on the volleyball team, and its captain senior year. “Our friend groups collided regularly,” Mr. Purdy said. So they often showed up at the same fraternity and house parties, hung out at the Nest bar, or just sat around Foss Hill. Although they never got close at school, and dated other people, Mr. Purdy said that even then her “distinct laugh and hilarity stood out.” She and … [Read more...] about He Acted Out a Charades Clue Three Years Later
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From Fairly Low Expectations, a Wonderful Surprise
On a fall evening in 2017, Dr. Ross Martin Uhrich headed to a bar in Washington to meet a woman he had matched with on Bumble. He had low expectations. So low, in fact, that he put the ingredients for a chicken stew in his slow cooker and set a timer for two and a half hours. He planned to return home early, eat dinner, and go straight to bed — he had to be up at 4 a.m. for his surgical residency. When he arrived at Barcelona Wine Bar, he saw Jessica Carter Altman and threw his plans out the window. “I just said I’m going to let the night take me where it’s going to take me,” Dr. Uhrich said. Ms. Carter Altman had also expected a quick drink. She had just begun working as a litigation associate at the Washington office of the law firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and wanted to be well rested for her second day. But very quickly, it became clear to her that the man she was on a date with was special. “We spent the first hour talking over water because we couldn’t stop talking long … [Read more...] about From Fairly Low Expectations, a Wonderful Surprise
Calabasas Estate Offers Luxe Living Inside And Out For $19.95M
Sponsored By 0 Real Estate The inside includes six separate bedroom-bathroom suites and the outside includes everything from an outdoor kitchen to a pool. Chris Lindahl , Patch Staff Posted Reply CALABASAS, CA — Looking for a place you never have to leave? This Calabasas estate may be it. With six bedroom-bathroom suites, a guest house and fully loaded grounds — complete with a pool and spa — this $19.95 million home is brimming with amenities. Check out more information and plenty of photos below. Address: 25242 Prado Del Grandioso, Calabasas, CA Price: $19950000 Square feet: 14513 Bedrooms: 7 Bathrooms: 9 Listing Description: The Estates at The Oaks. This spectacular home is nestled near the end of quiet cul-de-sac and features approximately 15,000 square feet of superb quality and true luxury living. Step through the entry door into a foyer with 30' soaring ceilings and adjoining … [Read more...] about Calabasas Estate Offers Luxe Living Inside And Out For $19.95M
Has New York Reached Peak Pork?
The chef Silvia Garcia-Nevado had just launched into a description of the jamón Ibérico at Bar Vinazo , a new Spanish wine bar in Brooklyn’s Park Slope neighborhood, the other night when a cook came by and tapped her on the shoulder. “Sorry to interrupt,” he said, looking anxiously at a nearby wooden stand cradling a leg of partially carved Cinco Jotas ham. “There are more orders for the Cinco. Do you want … me to slice it?” Garcia-Nevado considered this only for a moment. (The Cinco Jotas, which retails to restaurants for a little over $1,000 per leg, and which is cured in Atlantic sea salt in southwestern Spain, requires a specific carving technique to elicit its uniquely nutty, juicy flavor.) Then she shook her head no, and darted off to resume her position at the ham, where she spent much of the rest of the night wielding a long, thin carving knife as though it were a bow and she was first chair violin. Suddenly, specialty cured pork seems to be on every other menu in … [Read more...] about Has New York Reached Peak Pork?
Living In Circles In Round Houses In CA, FL And IL: How Much House
Sponsored By 0 Real Estate A round house in Florida survived Hurricane Ian. In a star-studded California enclave, guests walk in circles. In Illinois, plan to hunt. Beth Dalbey , Patch Staff Posted | Updated Reply ACROSS AMERICA — There are some advantages, at least theoretically, to living in a round house. Contractors and companies that build and sell them tout the energy efficiency that comes with a simple shape, an aerodynamic design that’s better able to withstand high winds and hurricanes, and acoustics that soften sounds. But would you feel like you’re just walking around in circles? Or that you’re stuck on a merry-go-round that won’t spin? This week in How Much House , we looked at round homes in California, Florida and Illinois. The estimated monthly cost to live in each of the featured properties is based on a 20 percent down payment and a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage at current … [Read more...] about Living In Circles In Round Houses In CA, FL And IL: How Much House
Stunning Mid-Century Modern Pool Home In Laguna Beach Ideal For Summer
Sponsored By 0 Real Estate Residents interested in this picture-perfect estate will have the unique opportunity to co-own it. Miranda Ceja , Patch Staff Posted Reply LAGUNA BEACH, CA — Do you have dreams of co-owning a fabulous pool home in Laguna Beach? This four-bedroom, five bathroom home just hit the market for $2,500,000, and Patch has all the details. Welcome to 481 Dartmoor Street. The home boasts 3,283 square-feet of living space and jaw-dropping views to Catalina. The open floor plan of the home offers sweeping views through floor-to-ceiling walls of glass and a sumptuous pool area ideal for summer. The main floor primary bedroom suite also has floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Laguna Village, but is private and secluded. Address: 481 Dartmoor Street, Laguna Beach, CA Price: $2500000 Square feet: 3283 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 5 Listing Description: Awe-inspiring, … [Read more...] about Stunning Mid-Century Modern Pool Home In Laguna Beach Ideal For Summer