Decor: Under The Tuscan Sun Villa is For Rent

I don’t know of any woman who was not taken away by the film Under the Tuscan Sun – when it first came out in 2003. Imaging a life as colorful as Frances Mayes’ in the film.  It’s funny, I still watch the movie now and again, feeling warm and fuzzy about the story as […]

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Spending the Day…

Unplugging from life today to spend the ol’ birthday in my usual fashion. {Featured image source} And a dozen giveaways of my first novel – go here for details – – offer ends June 30, 2018

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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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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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Gift Ideas For Christmas and Beyond

There is one  gift I recommend for the man or woman in your life who has a certain flair for things – and if you haven’t yet found that gift, then please consider the following for Christmas and beyond: Not just any bag, but a Coach bag, styles in variation, the colors classic, the creations […]

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Sunday Reads And A Cup of Coffee or Tea

Sunday mornings are the best. I wake up early no matter the leisure day, and  do a bit of reading an actual paperback with a cup or two of green tea in hand, and then get online to plan out my blogging week. All before breakfast :). I feel more accomplished like that. Anyway, without […]

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Travel: The Best Eats In Paris

Best is an opinion, because some of the best of foods I’ve had in Paris are not even on these lists. But then again, you may disagree or agree. Either way check these out, and then email me so we can plan a trip to Paris 1. Best Creperies in Paris 2. Absolute best burgers […]

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Gift Ideas With ‘The Thought That Counts’ in Mind

I giggled at the title of this blog because…I was trying my best to describe this sort of gift ideas for the person who’s got everything and more and needs nothing. And the only gift is the one with the thought that counts. Although if you ask me these are very thoughtful gifts. {featured image photo […]

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Gift Idea For the Women In Your Life

When I refer to the women in your life, I am meaning those dear to your heart,  in addition to your significant other – such as your mother, daughter(s), and sister(s) whom you feel close enough to gift something uniquely wonderful. The Alex and Ani collection bracelets. Here’s some ideas  and more options:

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