Month: April 2015

seven cocktails for the sophisticated woman according to elle decor

I do go out with friends or co-workers here and there, and what I find frustrating is when the bartender asks “what will you have?’ Because I freeze up, even though I know what my preferred drink is at that particular bar or restaurant.  Yes, I know which bar/restaurant specialize in what drink the best. Anyway, just in case you experience the same drama, Elle Decor has a list to consider, check it out here: {photo and article credit, click here}

friday’s five interesting finds online – vol. 2

We are definitely on information overload. So much so, that we can’t keep up with everything we see, read, or even consider learning from things popping up, flashing, and rotating on the computer screen anytime we log in to get online. This week, these five things stuck in my mind: 1. A Ghost town in suburban Paris. The story of how an airport was forced to buy a town by a decree, and was instructed to upkeep it. Here’s the article: 2. Stanford University decided parents making less than 125K a year will not have to pay their child’s tuition. Read the article here: 3. The Trevi Fountain in Rome is closed for renovation. But don’t worry the city has made sure you have an opportunity to toss a coin no less. See the video here: 4. Siena, Italy, Duomo of Sienna, an incredible church I visited a few years back, the floors were covered. This year in July 2015 for the expo, they will be uncovering the floors. What a site to see I …

photography: ocean and sea

All my life I’ve been drawn to water, and have been fortunate enough to live near the ocean for over 30-years of my life-the ocean views from my bedroom window I’ve never once taken for granted. I also spend countless hours taking photographs of the ocean, in different lights, different seasons, years and so on. So, you can imagine my amazement when I stumbled upon this article about photographer Ray Collin’s galant efforts to photograph water in the most enchanting way possible. Click and scroll down here to watch the video of him explaining how he does it. Then click here to access his website. Fascinating is an understatement if you ask me… {click here for photo credit}