Travel: The Grass Is Greener in Norway

You know when you live in a big or one getting bigger than desired by a local, with construction work taking place in every corner, freeways, byways, suburban neighborhoods, reroutes, detours, traffic, craziness and overpricing of even the simplest bagel/cream cheese sandwich, you feel the need to escape – to somewhere like…Norway and all its […]

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Lifestyle: Anxiety In the Every Day Life

I tell you its been a busy week, to the point I’ve had to reshuffle my deck of cards and just when I got them stacked just right, the deck fell to the floor (sort of speak).  Or – I’ve been on a roller coaster ride expect, when the damn thing climbed over the hump, […]

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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: Breakfast – Eggs Included

I had a very early start this morning. Meaning my dog woke up at one in the morning and just would not go back to sleep. So by four, I was up getting ready for my day, except this  happened – Eggs Florentine from here WHICH as I have to remind, is pretty Keto friendly for […]

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Lifestyle: Halloween Is Right Around the Corner And…

There are two occasions in a year I consider to be the most entertaining:  St. Patrick’s Day and Halloween and its fair to say that since the later is just around the corner, I needed to share some interesting facts or fiction or a little bit of both to spark some interest just in case […]

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Travel: Best Bakeries in Paris

I have a very deep-rooted connection to France – and in the past have very seriously considered relocating there – using the reason that I need to get to know family on my father’s side spread across the country.  But really – it’s because I feel that I have lived a past life in Paris. […]

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Fashion: Budget Friendly Alternative For the Trendy Shopper

We all do it – see a style sense online and feel the need to duplicate – or draw from to create our own look. For this very reason, I figured it would be fun to price the original piece and a budget-friendly alternative: For the Meghan look: Original ensemble details and a budget-friendly alternative  Skirt, […]

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Lifestyle: Architectural Interventions

While travelling I often marvel or frown upon the architectural interventions taking shape in every city and even in some unexpected towns across the globe.  I understand change is a good, and retrofitting is important to preserve the past and okay, even introduce a few modern takes on development – but I have mixed emotions […]

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Fashion: Haute Couture Salid Kobeisy Winter 2018

I’m back from a week of bonding and feeling a bit disoriented this morning, trying to get back into the grove, all I could think about is fashion to help ease into my work week.  I really need to commit to working on novel 4 – at least I promised the book club.

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Sunday Morning Edition – Is Purely for Entertainment

Slow down October! What’s the rush? I mean, I was in a department store the other day and walked past the holiday decor section, only to discover there are now holiday specific sections as follows:   All Halloween items on sale. Thanksgiving in full display and full-price and Christmas on pre-sale.  I had to step […]

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Food: Dinner Tonight – Broccoli Cheddar Cheese Soup

Simple dinner is in order tonight – and the need to toast two-day old baguette open faced with a slab of melted cheese as a side dish – for the family of course because I am going to simply switch up a few ingredients and indulge in the soup. INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 3 tablespoons butter […]

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The familiarity of the film Book Club

Last night, I watched Ocean’s 8, while on the first night of four of an all girls weekend getaway. This ritual I have committed to every few months includes not eating well – or putting aside all dietary restrictions and just gorging and then complaining about it the following morning over coffee and a soft-boiled […]

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