Boutique Hotel Pick – Chateau de Berne, Lorgues, France

Ah the idea of being in a place like this for a week or two, to regroup and clear the mind and body and soul is an idea I’ve had for a long time. Escaping the hustle and bustle of city life and the never ending list of chores and realities of every day life. […]

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Travel: In Celebration of Ireland

Although St. Patrick’s Day is tomorrow – some of us folks begin all the festivities today, at work and after work, and well into Saturday :).  Any reason for a good party, we Americans believe.  Although last year, while in Scotland on St. Patrick’s day I got a bit of the partying there too in […]

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Travel: Planning Stages Have Begun

This morning alone I noticed so many of my friends, and those in the same blogging world have planned a trip to Paris – a girls getaway is the theme of their travel. Which got me in the mood to begin my planning. I am aiming for late May-early June this year and hope I […]

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Boutique Hotel Pick – The Westbury – Dublin, Ireland

For sure the travel series is about to go full-swing here on Raw Silk and Saffron, and the first up is my boutique hotel pick. First one for 2018 – The Westbury in Dublin – a centrally located property embodied with excellence, from decor to service. This property is one I’ve book for an upcoming […]

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Romantic Dinner Prepared By You

Going out to dinner on Valentine’s Day is over-rated and simply too expensive and less personal. I mean the idea of sharing a romantic dinner with 50-75 other couples, all dressed up in like colors, in the past had me giggling the second my loved-one and I were ushered to our table. I think the […]

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Travel: Beautiful UNESCO Sites For Your Viewing Pleasure

Right about now, the travel bug hits me and it hits me hard – and I start planning and strategizing my travels for this year, aiming at the very least  to include one of these most beautiful UNESCO Sites: {go here for the rest, and tell us if you’ve been to one or more of […]

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Boutique Hotel Pick – Soho House – New York, Istanbul, Chicago

I sort of slowed down with my hotel picks over the holidays but I’m starting to get the itch to travel again – as I said many times before, if I could do it full time, I would without a second thought. But for now, traveling is spread across the year. But believe me the […]

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Travel: Ancient Caves In Montreal

I think the most fascinating thing about travel is the idea that there is possibly another world under the one we live and travel in. It’s certainly the case in the middle east, Europe, Asia and some places in the U.S. – But recently a discovery was made in Montreal – one of my favorite […]

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The After Christmas Gifting

The fact the Christmas gift gifting madness is over, doesn’t mean we can’t buy ourselves or someone we care about a gift here and there. Yes even in January, a small considered gift is fun to give especially if you happen to have Amazon Prime account 😉 . This is the list of 60 trendy […]

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Travel: Planning for 2018

My favorite topic and hobby is travel and so I think we best start discussing the subject to plan the most ideal getaways for 2018: Here’s a list of changes to be expected: Checking in will be a thing of the past. Robots will be there to assist you instead, In Flight Wi-Fi will improve. […]

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