Travel: Calling All Avid Travelers

To start off the new year, I want to first announce the 2018 Raw Silk and Saffron theme to be all topics about travel, with sprinkled here and there posts about other matters. But mostly about travelling and travel and I welcome anyone interested in sharing their travel experience to submit their article for a […]

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Travel: Paris Cafes Worth Your While

I am itching to go to Paris again, more so right now – since I’ve never been during the holidays. And the simple fact, I can actually sit at one of these cafes is most longing:

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Lifestyle: Keeping in Mind…

Over the holiday get-togethers there will be many topics of discussion over cocktails and Hors d’oeuvre – from lifestyle, to fashion, to kids, to travel and some even about politics and other business affairs. And just to keep the conversations light and airy or mellow and neutral, consider the following: {photo source}

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A Girl Can Dream…

Once in a while I swoon over the idea of doing something extraordinary for myself. I imagine it, consider it, then talk myself out of it. Recent events being buying a much-needed new car, or an upgraded smart phone.  Even pampering myself. But I decided this morning, while struggling with my hair to cooperate the […]

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Travel: All Things Paris

I’ve been to Paris nearly every single month of the year – except December and January and in 2018 I am adding to my bucket list to experience my favorite place on earth at least the month of December – right before and during all the holiday festivities. In the meantime, here’s what I have […]

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Travel: Monday Morning Visual Therapy

This Monday morning I felt the need to share these fascinating hotels with the best views based on Architectural Digest reviews. All to simply  jump start your day: Featured image property: Qasar Al Sarah Resort in Abu Dhabi, for the rest please go here

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Travel: Christmas Markets in Paris

I’ve mentioned several Christmas markets here, here and also here . And now I share with you Christmas Markets in Paris to consider for this year’s holiday oriented travels:

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Travel Series: Behind The Scenes

Sure, when we travel somewhere, we are mostly focused on what we see in front of us and seldom do any background information on sites or towns we visit. I mean current events or future plans research. Well, I am always intregued but evolution or remodel or updates or sometimes unfortuantely a bad decision in […]

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Sunday Morning Reads 100817

I felt the chill of Autumn this morning – after leaving my window wide open overnight – since the 70 degree temps from the evening before. Something we experience here in San Francisco in October. Even though it was cold, it felt wonderful to breathe in the clean early morning air, and opening my eyes […]

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Are you Into French Films?

I’ve been a little off this past week in terms of craving soup, wanting to watch only classic films and longing for a trip to Paris.  Last night, I selected a dozen French films to see, even if I’ve seen them before. Here’s a list of my favorite and highly recommend French films (From top […]

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