Homemade Coconut and Walnut Gelato

I had the best of ice cream the other day in Sonoma, California and wished I could simply create my own versions of this treat at home. And guess what happened? I stumbled upon this quick and easy recipe. Ingredients 300 g of fresh cream 200 g of coconut milk 50 g of dehydrated coconut […]

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Lifestyle: A House Can Be A Home

When we bought a house in Sacramento in 2002, I did everything I could to make the house a home. But it fell short of the concept because at the time my hubs and I commuted to the city to work, which meant we were hardly ever in the house. It was then I realized […]

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In Honor of France Winning The World Cup

In honor of France winning the world cup twenty years after their first win in 1998 and my complete excitement over the fact – I am dedicating this post to one of my top three favorite destinations in the world. {featured image and article source}

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Travel: Beautiful Places in Europe

The list compiled on Conde Naste Traveler site shares 50 beautiful destinations in Europe, of which I am only listing a handful of my favorite nature-themed destinations for your viewing pleasure. For the rest, go here:

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Fashion: Semi-formal Wedding Dress and The Maid Of Honor

Over the years a few of my friends have thrown together a quick wedding – less than a month or so of planning. Not a shot-gun wedding. But a no-fuss, outdoor celebration of two people in-love and a simple lunch or dinner for a party of 20 or so afterwards.  So if that’s the route […]

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Food: Dinner Tonight – Eggplants and Italian Sausage

I found this recipe, and decided since I am aiming to Keto my way through life – to change one ingredient to fit my dietary needs.  Instead of breadcrumbs I am going to add Italian spicy sausage from Trader Joe  to personalize the already perfect recipe. Simple as that. Ingredients 1 eggplant or 4 thin […]

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Fashion: A Few Fun Finds

A few practical and fun pieces I found here – which I could not resist in click and buying them. Hmmm, I see a trend in my color selection:  

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Summer In Full Swing

Monday work day after a week of rest and relaxation and some fun in the sun and all I can think about is planning my next adventure… {photo source here and here}

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Food: Dinner Tonight – Korean Grilled Steak

For fourth of July or anytime, this recipe is an amazing variation to a grilled steak dinner. INGREDIENTS 1 cup low sodium soy sauce or tamari 2 tablespoons honey 1-2 tablespoons Gochujang (Korean chili paste) 1 inch fresh ginger, grated 4 cloves garlic, grated 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil 2 pounds skirt or flank steak […]

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