Claire learned that Sebastian Pritchard-Jones was a 35-year-old teacher, a football fan who adored vintage Ford Cortinas and lived in Marylebone, west London. His photographs showed him in thick-rimmed glasses, a slender man with brown hair and a square, bearded jaw. "Nicer-looking than the men who normally messaged me back," judged Claire, 30, a TV producer who has worked on This Morning and The Weakest Link. She has long fringed hair that frames a round, pleasant face. When she and Sebastian first spoke on the phone Claire remembers prickling with attraction. He had a reedy Welsh accent. He teased her about having an unusual double-barrelled surname, like his own. He told her to call him Seb. … [Read more...] about The hoaxer who breaks women’s hearts
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She thinks about her new little nephew, Silas, and feels a pang of envy because she wants to be at the stage of having kids too. Right now, it feels very far away. Her last relationship ended in January. He was emotionally unavailable, and she was left open, her heart aching. She’d been talking to a few guys before she got sick and then she disappeared from the dating scene. The thought of opening Bumble or Hinge is paralyzing. How could she explain the last six months to anyone she meets now? What if they don’t believe her, or believe in staying safe? … [Read more...] about At 35, Carrie Was Finally Feeling Secure In Her Adult Life. The Coronavirus Completely Derailed It.
Another must-order is the gateau basque ($35), a hybrid of cake, pie and tart that goes great with tea or a glass of muscat. Basque bakeries are a rarity in the Bay Area, which makes its availability on the Tartes du Feybesse menu even more special. The Feybesses’ take on the traditional Basque dessert features a pastry cream filling and a top that’s crosshatched at a curve, like an etching of a fishing net. Each bite is tender, crumbly and dense, with the cream adding just enough moisture to keep one’s mouth from drying out. … [Read more...] about The Bay Area has a thrilling new Instagram pastry scene. Here are three to try
I arrived 15 minutes early. I hate being late and I always like to scope out the other diners. I was wearing jeans, ankle boots and a silk shirt, and Eloise was wearing a black dress with a leather jacket and trainers. She is really beautiful, with icy-blue eyes. … [Read more...] about Who’ll find love on our blind date? This week it’s Eloise, 37, and Bethany, 35, but will romance be on the cards?
“We are continuing New York City’s economic recovery by bringing back indoor dining. Working with the state and public health officials, we’ve achieved a plan that puts health and safety first by including strict capacity limits, a close monitoring of citywide positive testing rates and a coordinated inspection regimen. Science will guide our decision-making as we continue to monitor progress and health care indicators over the next three weeks to ensure a safe reopening. This may not look like the indoor dining that we all know and love, but it is progress for restaurant workers and all New Yorkers,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. … [Read more...] about NYC Restaurants To Resume Indoor Dining At 25% Capacity As Of September 30