Travel: Planning Where To Stay

Considering 2020 I’ve claimed as the year of travel – I’ve done much research on where I would stay during my travels. I’ve considered villas in Tuscany, Resorts along the Riviera, castles throughout U.K. and country estates in the French wine region. Now, I am adding this list of best European apartments to rent to […]

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In England For A Couple of Weeks

Although in England for business for two weeks, I am also hoping to get a chance to play tourist in a country I consider my second home for so many reasons. But in case I don’t get a chance to see outside of a working environment, and report back on whatever discoveries I’ve made along […]

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Food: Dinner Tonight – Spicy Peanut Soup

Soup is in order – considering the crazy cold, stormy weather in my neck of the woods. The interesting thing about this soup is that in is made with Halloumi cheese? Are you familiar with Halloumi cheese, if not, consider adding it to any salad,  in soup or grilled, just by itself.  In this case, […]

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Travel: Best Hotels In Europe – 2020

Keeping in line with my commitment to talk more travel in 2020, I am kicking off the topic with a list of the best hotels in Europe from here, and some of my top picks: {Featured image source, and a favorite hotel of mine – Le Meurice, Paris}  

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Food: Dinner Tonight – Spicy Vegetarian and Tortilla Soup

After a week or more of pure sunshine, we experienced heavy rains overnight – and colder temps. So, soup is in order – especially since I am really craving Mexican food. This vegetarian and tortilla soup will do the trick minus the crockpot suggestion for my love of cooking. INGREDIENTS 1 medium yellow onion, diced 1 poblano […]

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Five Things That Grabbed My Attention This Morning

As I ‘mature’ I realize I’m developing a sense of calmness when dealing with everyday life. Now, don’t get me wrong, I do need to vent here and there, well mostly after enduring a situation for a long period of time, I need to let it all out, but not as emotionally as I used […]

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Decor: Modern Vintage Home Renovation

I am seeing more and more dark gray to black exterior paint popping up all over San Francisco – after a complete renovations of the various homes throughout the city. I stare in aw, when I come across one of them and wonder how the interior decor is in line with the trend.  Naturally, the […]

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A Slow Start in January But Let’s Recap First

I’ve been dragging my feet in getting back into the swing of things in much of everything defining my life. But I know I am not alone in this – you know the holiday withdrawals and all. And frankly today is the first day I returned back to work and figured we need to catch […]

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Theme for 2020 – Travel

There were no resolutions made on New Year’s eve, nor discussions about self improvement among the family members. No conversations about politics, or any issues outside of our simple existence – which was wonderful. Because the entire day felt surreal, and at midnight, we turned off all the lights, except the Christmas decoration lights, and […]

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Happy New Year – 2020

The last few days of a year are always bittersweet for me, and the most nostalgic. I will even go as far as saying a bit overwhelming as I reflect upon all things which have shaped 2019, on a personal level as well as global. I cannot believe we are near completing a decade already […]

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