Dear Tessie,

I saw that the Tribune is now covering Incline Village. WTH?



In exchange for beach access, lifetime passes to Diamond Peak and invites to all the exclusive wine and cheese parties, we have decided to let Incline Village into the cool kids club.

What does this mean for the Tribune, you ask? While some of the new content we're adding to make our North Shore folks feel more at home might go over your head, you could learn a thing or two.

Our new food critic is embarking on a five-part series to uncover which caviar really is the "bee's knees." We're also working on an investigative piece to find out how to really know if your cleaning lady is stealing from you, as well as a profile on the 10 best tax shelters for your money.

But don't worry South Shore homies, we've got you covered, too. Keep your eyes peeled for a guide on how to juggle three jobs and another on five ways to avoid a citation for the broken down cars and dishwashers on your dirt lawn.

Despite the differences, I think there is much the shores can learn from each other — and I, as a neutral party from my home at Cave Rock, am here to help.

T's Mesquite Rotisserie, maybe you can teach the South Shore joints how to make a proper burrito? And South Shore, how about showing the North Shore how to kick off those Gucci loafers and let loose at one of our premier nightclubs?

Whether you live in a seven-room mansion or share a small cabin with seven people, I believe that together you can find common ground in your beloved pastime of complaining about Every. Single. Little. Thing. And for that reason, I have great hope for the future.

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