Month: November 2013

chromed photography: san francisco

I needed to walk during my lunch hour yesterday to find a way to see the good in everything, considering the news of the book drama. So, without a plan, I ended up at the Yuerba Buena Gardens, behind the Moscone center in the city and good I saw, in pictures: {photos the property of https://rawsilkandsaffron.wordpress.com}

sigh is the word for today

I was over the moon last week when my e-book was finally released through Amazon Kindle and then over the weekend, something told me to look over the book and when I did I realized the wrong version was released. You can imagine my shock, embarrassment and heartbreak to discover such a mess, considering that is it my first book and first impressions count no doubt. So, back to square one and everything is now on hold since I’ve asked the publishing company to pull the incorrect ebooks and submit the correct version. In the meantime, since the ebooks are queued up for released through different mediums, the correction will overlap. So my suggestion, please don’t buy the book until you hear from me stating it’s a go. I sincerely apologize for this uncalculated error and hope to correct it shortly. Thanks for your patience and understanding MLKilian

three bars and a cafe – san francisco – no 2

The bars I’ve chosen this week are a little bit more scattered throughout the downtown area of San Francisco and easily accessible by public transport or a taxi for anyone staying in the area on holiday. As for the bakery, it is located in the inner Sunset area close to Golden Gate Park – more precisely at 9th and Irving. It’s definitely a good place to check out if you venture out to the park, but keep in mind it’s best to get there, early morning, when everything is freshly baked. Click on photo to get information about the suggestions

my first novel – piazza navona

I hesitated posting a blog entry today, which I do on occasion, while thinking about the topic and then I walked into my office this morning to discover that my first novel hit Amazon Kindle  and is in queue to become available through other e-book means: iBookstore, Sony, Barnes and Nobles, Kobo, Copia, Gardners, Page Pushers and more. My first reaction of course was that I was shocked and happy and then immediately got embarrassed for the fact, people I knew were going to read my book. 🙂 Strange, very scary and at the same time invigorating. I am proud. Very happy and a little emotional. Whatever this book does in sales, I have one thing to say. I achieved a goal I set for myself and fulfilled a dream. Now I can smile every single day, for the rest of my life.    

interior decor: pop of color

I have always used one extreme color in my decor style of mostly neutral tones, with the intention to change it up each year. The very last time I incorporated a few sharp or edgy colors, tying them in so perfectly that I haven’t had to change it up at all. In light of my crazy eclectic decorating style, I have to say I have also fallen in-interest with the options below: {photo credit, click here}

ten best cities in the world – conde nast traveler

I have to repeat, I love traveling and also love it when I find an article taking a vote about traveling, like the one here about the Ten Best Cities In The World.  It’s hard to make such an assumption or conclusion when each city in varying  destinations around the world, has it’s own charm, beauty and personality (if you will) and can in no way  be measured against another. I get it some places are dodgy and lack character, but to title an article TEN BEST CITIES IN THE WORLD versus SOME OF THE BEST CITIES IN THE WORLD is, in my opinion, bias (never mind the fact, I have been to each and every one of them on the list and agree to some extent 🙂 ). But in any case,  just to apease the curious, here are the 10 cities per the Conde Nast Traveler article to be dubbed the best:   {photo and article credit, click here}