It’s official, Toto. Alicia Florrick & Co. aren’t in
Kansas Lockhart/Gardner anymore.
On last week’s episode of The Good Wife (Sundays, 9/8c, CBS), Alicia , Cary and the rest of the team finally moved out of Alicia’s apartment and into office space. However, fans expecting their firm’s headquarters to be some variation of Lockhart/Gardner 2.0 were surprised to see the group move into … an old t-shirt factory.
“Obviously we wanted a 100 percent contrast from Lockhart/Gardner to show that they were struggling,” production designer Stephen Hendrickson tells TVGuide.com. “And we thought it would be fun to do a loft and have them make it over week by week to build into what their law firm is going to become.”
Although Alicia and Cary originally had looked at more traditional corporate office space in earlier episodes, their recent financial woes combined with immediate need for space led them to settle for more – shall we say, unconventional?
Chris Ewan’s Safe House tells the story of a plumber/motorcycle racer who gets caught up in a much-bigger-than-he-is conspiracy. There are multiple strands to it, and it’s all a bit confusing, though the ends get tied up by the end of the book. I’d have a hard time summarizing the plot, though, were there a gun to my head. Quite readable, and with an interesting setting–the Isle of Man–though I wouldn’t say there is a much of a sense of place in the book. Ewan, by the way, is the author of the Good Thief’s Guide books, the first of which I reviewed in my March 2013 post.
The main take-away from Kevin Dutton’s exploration of psychopaths is that many of the qualities they exhibit–ruthlessness, lack of anxiety, mental toughness, focus–are beneficial to society under certain circumstances and in the right doses.
This welcome food movement, pulling more diners than ever to Falmouth, started downtown. Now, it has trended easterly with C Salt Wine Bar & Grille, opened late this summer by chef Jonathan Philips and his wife, Jill Philips. C Salt just may have the chops to draw some of the hordes of diners who congregate in town.
We walked into the restaurant one fall-chilled Monday night for an early dinner. We were enveloped by a lovely setting, with moss-green walls, black tablecloths and soft lights casting a quiet, soulful mood — a very positive evolution from the location’s previous incarnations. The dining space, an open area with a cozy bar and brick oven-kitchen in view, was almost empty. W
It could be said that restaurant years are like dog years: The actual number is far less than the reality. This is particularly true for individually owned eateries like Luna Bella in the Hickory Ridge Village Center. So when owners Celeste Gebler and Joe Iacia celebrate Luna Bella’s 13th anniversary next month, they have a lot to crow about.
It’s fairly easy to figure out why Luna Bella has lasted so long. The aura is lively in this village center trattoria. The small space — only 69 official indoor seats (more outside, in season) — features a welcoming decor in a pair of dining areas. Some “stained-glass” panels at the windows and some wall hangings like mirrors and oils and prints evoke the “old” country. At dinner, white tablecloths over black ones add a bit of elegance to the casual ambiance, which, due to the restaurant’s size, is quite cozy.
You can get chianti at Luna Bella, or beer or even a mixed drink. Although the