Month: February 2011

Gloria Tarigo: Let them Eat Cake!

The humble cupcake has gained new respect in the worlds of the culinary arts and wedding planning. Once relegated to children’s birthday parties, cupcakes have enjoyed something of a Renaissance.   Whether it is Sex and the City‘s reference to the NYC Magnolia Bakery or the mobile cupcake stands that dot the City, these mini-cakes boast a popularity never seen before.  …

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Ivy Covered Roses: Wedding at Columbia University Chapel

I am from Oklahoma which, like many other Midwestern states, is filled with robust state-supported colleges and universities, but few private institutions of higher education.  I have hypothesized about why this is the case—the migration patterns in American history, the timing of the Morrill Land Grant Act which “seeded” many of our large public universities, …

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