Travel: From Affordable Luxury Vacations to UberBOAT Island hopping

As I stated earlier this week, we are coming to the best travel months of any year – you know, past the summer rush with college students and lots of families and group travelers crowding every city or town, most anywhere in the world. Driving the prices for accommodations to high season rates, and the […]

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Lifestyle: A House Can Be A Home

When we bought a house in Sacramento in 2002, I did everything I could to make the house a home. But it fell short of the concept because at the time my hubs and I commuted to the city to work, which meant we were hardly ever in the house. It was then I realized […]

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Summer In Full Swing

Monday work day after a week of rest and relaxation and some fun in the sun and all I can think about is planning my next adventure… {photo source here and here}

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Decor: Modern Barn in England?

While being driven through the countryside in England, I am fascinated by the array of beautiful brick homes perched along the narrow roads, surrounded by miles of greenery. So it was interesting that I stumbled upon a modern take in Oxfordshire on these wonderful structures. THE OLD THE NEW – click below on photo for […]

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Travel: A Bit of The Past

I found a few topics online, while searching for ideas for my next trip abroad, and decided if you are a history buff, or is always interested in a bit of background regarding your next destination, you might enjoy readying them:

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Decor: If You Happen to Be In Paris

If you appreciate beautiful Parisian decor, from Baroque consoles to gilded wood Louis XVI style beds, and you happen to be in Paris this week, there is an auction happening  at the Ritz Paris for over 3500 pre-renovation items you might, if for nothing else, find yourself swooning over.  

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Decor: What Your Front Door Color Says About You

I’ve been working with roofers, painters, and landscape artists for months, trying to revamp our family home. And because of this project, I have been to Benjamin Moore paint store more times than I want to admit, and visited countless Plant Nursery stores, although the later I absolutely consider therapy, the paint store exercise has […]

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Decor: Small Space Done Well

I love small spaces, and over eight years ago traded my two-story five bedroom sprawl for a tiny studio in San Francisco. Tiny in terms of – it isn’t designed for more than two people but perfect for me because I am a firm believer of downsizing – when it is doable. Last year I […]

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