Month: June 2018

Travel: Luxury Airbnb Envy

I have yet to experience an Airbnb during my travels. Meaning to clarify, since my travel planning days, I opt for different hotels to spend my time, so that I can provide an honest review about accommodations to my former clients, and friends and family. But this list of luxury Airbnb options got me thinking about the milestone birthday celebration I am planning for myself in 2020. Naturally, there is a more budget-friend option out there as well to consider these vacation/holiday rentals.

Food: Summer After Dinner Treat

I get it – some parts of the bay area as well as cities around the world – the weather is warming up. Not so much in San Francisco – as you may or not know – we experience winter-like weather during the summer months here and actually the locals wear coats, and ankle boots and sometimes even woolly scarves. Not exaggerating. But if you happen to be in a much warmer climate and crave a dessert now and again – the healthier version that is – consider this refreshing recipe: INGREDIENTS: 12 oz mixed frozen organic berries 1 Tbsp lucuma 1 Tbsp cold-pressed sunflower lecithin powder (hexane-free) 2 Tbsp hemp seeds 1 Tbsp goji berries 4 dropperfuls Dragon Herbs goji & schizandra drops ½ tsp pearl powder 1 tsp tremella powder 1 Tbsp grass-fed ghee 1 Tbsp C-8 caprylic acid MCT oil 1 dropperful liquid stevia DIRECTIONS: Blend all ingredients on high while strongly pounding with the VitaMix plunger until smooth. Enjoy! {more}

My Mind Is All Over The Place

I sometimes wish I could get a visual on the inside of my brain – you know kind of see how in the world I manage to compartmentalize  all the SCHTUFF. You know, from every day life to what is going on worldwide and then the topics I wish I could comment on but would rather just keep my opinion to my self – just to avoid a backlash. Isn’t that silly. The fear that in the country where we are encouraged to speak our minds, I am more inclined to keep my ‘political’ opinions to myself then shed a certain light on the less informed or the ignorant. So, I chug along and instead focus on the fun topics, even while inside of my mind I am brewing with all sorts of opinions. So, here’s to a handful of topics that are fun – and light and hopefully will calm all those stressed out or anxious over real or fake news streaming across the society control panel, I mean the internet.

Travel: August 2018 Travel Destinations

I can wean myself off of anything, except Travel. And although I just got back from two weeks exploring different parts of England, I am ready to plan another getaway in a few months and this list has me thinking about the destination. The funny thing is, while I was at a happy hour get-together in the city at the beginning of the year, I announced to the group that at some point, I wanted to take a road trip down the U.S. East Coast – Charleston, South Carolina included of course. So maybe it will be the case this year. {go here for the rest of the list}

Around the World – In Soccer That Is

I feel as though the World Cup 2018 snuck up on me this year – I suppose since having been away for a few weeks, I think I’ve lost track of all sorts of events.  But nevertheless, I have established who I want to see win this year – but for the moment I will keep it to myself. So, I figured if you are a fan of soccer or the true football (outside the U.S) that you might enjoy these amazing shots of all things football:

Boutique Hotel Pick – Hotel Tresanton – Cornwall, England

I fell in-love with Cornwall, From St. Ives to Truro – the Coastal towns making up all of Cornwall in the United Kingdom took my breath away and my mind wandering off to happy thoughts and I managed to temporarily forget all my worries at home. This region of England is a gem I think and not so easy to get to if – driving on the wrong side of the road – has you cringing. But, when there is a will there is a way I say – so carry on and make your plans to visit coastal Cornwall – starting right here:

Food: Father’s Day Breakfast

There is nothing more heart-warming than to have the kids help you make  Father’s Day breakfast – like this American traditional beauty: INGREDIENTS MAPLE CANDIED BACON 1/2 pound thick cut bacon use peppered bacon if possible 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup 1/4 cup brown sugar 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1/2 salt + pepper BUTTERMILK RICOTTA PANCAKES 2 eggs whites separated from the yolks 3/4 cup buttermilk 1 cup whole milk ricotta cheese 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract 1 cup white whole wheat or whole wheat pastry flour or all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon baking soda pinch of salt butter for serving pure maple syrup for serving SPINACH AND SUN-DRIED TOMATO GOAT CHEESE SCRAMBLED EGGS 1 tablespoon butter or olive oil 8 ounces fresh spinach {more}

Saturday Film Night

On a twelve hour flight – as one might know – you either read for a few hours and fall asleep or watch television and nap in between the boring scenes or credits.  I managed to do all of it of course – but  actually was amazed at the selection of films I liked enough to recommend – just in case you have a planned movie night with your significant other.