Dog Days. One of the amazing things about NYC is that during August so many people leave. This means that, of all times of the year, the city becomes its most quiet, calm and relaxing. The only rub, of course, is that you want to be outside. Last Wednesday, on one of the hottest nights, we had the pleasure of being invited to cold drinks in Alex Bandon's amazing garden. Despite the busy-ness of the day, as we sat sipping ice cold Pims cups with mint leaves and eating bruschetta with tomato from Alex's own plants, we were far, far away. We have a little garden (that needs help right now), but it got us wondering how many of you have garden escapes of any kind?