Travel: Romantic Road Trip – Rome to Paris

I haven’t yet adventured to go on an actual road trip through Europe. I always feel train travel is sufficient in getting me to where I needed to go without the stress of driving while on vacation in a foreign country. Although, a friend of mine who lives in England took me on weekend road […]

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Decor: A Home In Central Coast

While I hide in the middle of California – 20 minutes from Solvang, 40 to San Luis Obispo and the fine wine region in between, I can’t help but notice all topics relating to this quick and easy getaway for this California gal.  In this case, the modern take on a beautiful home in Monterey […]

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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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Food: Sunday Morning Apple Cider Doughnuts

I needed to make sweets for this morning’s breakfast for a houseful of guests who are getting ready to leave after a special occasion get-together on Saturday. This recipe for spiced apple cider doughnuts popped up and although I am watching what I eat, I figure indulging one day is not going to kill me […]

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Travel: Places to Visit in November

Right about now, you’ve realized that you haven’t taken a proper holiday or vacation this year, and it is almost October. So you think perhaps you’ve missed your chance to go, but according to this list, November has its perks for travel to these amazing destinations:  So get busy and book a trip.

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Food: Dinner Tonight – Roasted Chicken and Burrata

Here’s what’s happening this week – I have family in town. Which means, there is no deciding or organizing any meal at home. Everything is decided last minute and meals are consumed at any number of wonderful eateries around the city-San Francisco.  Except tonight – where I am left on my own and the meal […]

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Fashion: Seeing Red – In A Good Way

I saw this article about all things red and decided to go to my favorite site and do a search for what they carry in red or shades of the color and so here’s my pick.   {click photo for product details}

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Food: What You’ll Find In My Mediterranean Kitchen

For every site I find suggesting what constitutes healthy consumption of food, there is another, stating otherwise.  I have to admit. I take all of the information offered with a grain of salt and continue to, simply follow what I’ve learned from generations past about our Mediterranean cuisine and lifestyle. Sure I tweak the recipes […]

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Sunday Read: Research Has It

I normally sleep with my window open. I’ve done it for years. The crisp air, sometimes chilly and other times just warm enough helps me get a good night sleep.  The only nights I struggle to get to sleep is if I’m in a place, a hotel or someone’s house, where I cannot open the window. […]

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Boutique Hotel Pick – Belmond La Residencia – Mallorca, Spain

I can’t say it enough – October is a wonderful time to travel and with the need of taking a week or so to simply unplug, you may want to consider Mallorca, Spain and this spectacular boutique hotel, which is  wonderful anniversary present, or a honeymoon destination or just because. I mean really, what more […]

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Food: Dinner Tonight: Coconut Curry Noodles or Chicken

I do love coconut curry or around this time of year, butternut squash curry I normally order from my favorite eatery in the city here, and here.  So, here’s whats happened. I assumed we were finally getting our warmer temperatures in the city, but it turns out, we’ve had nothing but cold windy days, overcast, […]

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