Travel: For The Romance of Winter or Simple Hibernation

There is definitely a romantic feel to winter travel, even if in some places snow and freezing temps are involved. The idea of cozying up with your loved one, or not, but instead tucked under a blanket in front of the fireplace, travel in winter is wonderful, especially to destinations with the ideal accommodations from […]

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Holiday Series: What To Bring to the Office Party

Rrrrright about now, companies are planning their annual office party, where employees sign up for what to bring to the pot luck. Or, a group of co-workers and friends organize a house party – where they provide the alcohol, if you bring the snacks and appetizers. In case, you have run out of ideas, or […]

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Fashion: In Layers For Fall

The temperatures have started to drop in the early mornings hours in the city, and although that is the case, throughout the day, it reaches the mid 70’s and then dips back to the 40’s- which means, we need to layer in the most creative fashion:   {source here}

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Travel: Chasing Fall Foliage

I’ve noticed the changing of the leaves in a subtle way, here in San Francisco and from the looks of this map, we are not due to full on changing of the leaves until – well – perhaps November or never?   Although I doubt that. Because I have seen a dozen or so maple leaf […]

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Holiday Series: Reindeer Experience and One Amazing Gift

When I saw the featured photograph on T&C front page a few days ago, I smiled, thinking how fortunate Camilla Parker Bowles was to have the chance to see up close – a couple of reindeer. And just as those thoughts crossed my mind again last night, while attending a tree-lighting ceremony, I overheard someone […]

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Health and Beauty: Just Talks Of Hair

I’ve gone out-of-town  – across the pond – to hibernate for the holidays, and while on some sort of zen, I have decided not to make-up, nor do my hair and pretty much have been spending my days thinking, writing, doing more thinking and reading, but I hate to admit – I’m still VPN working […]

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The List of Posibilities for This Holiday Season

I hate the concept of – I can’t because…, or, there is no way possible…., or simply, NO it won’t work…  Because I am firm believer of anything is possible – and there are solutions to every problem, and the only thing holding a person back is their inability to think outside the norm.

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Holiday Series: Gift Ideas For Him or Her

As we all know, gadgets have surpassed any other gift in recent years, and it seems there is never enough new ones on the market – you know – for the holidays and even beyond, gift ideas for him or for her. Just think creative when you shop for these trendy gifts: {featured image source}

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holiday Series: Best Hostess Gift Ideas or Otherwise

I realized that the list of cool gifts below, in addition to being ideas for a hostess gift,  can also be exchanged for office parties, secret Santa with friends for an annual gathering at a restaurant to celebrate the holidays, and really for just about anyone on your Christmas list:  

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How Invested Are You…

I was just thinking while reading this article, if invested is the new obsessed. You know when you spend hours in research, or insist on something you’ve been accustomed to for decades or dedicate, simply put, way too much time…I ask how invested (obsessed) are you? {photo source here}

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Holiday Series: Thoughtful and Creative Gift Ideas

I was online last night and it seems most of the gift suggestions are the same old – only re-imagined or refashioned. Robes and socks, bags and shoes, jewelry, and kitchen gadgets are some of few that come to mind. So, finding unique gift ideas is hard work and hopefully this list will help, same […]

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Recap and a Brioche Bread Recipe

I realized while pacing the airport waiting for a flight to board, that I haven’t added my two or three cents here for your reading pleasure or boredom – depending on your mood while scrolling through the madness otherwise known as the web and stumbling upon my blog. But truth be told, I was also […]

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