Travel: Top Restaurants From Around the World

I seriously could not decide what category to place this article under – Food or Travel?  Because if you happen to be lucky enough to live where the top restaurant is located, then it’s a food topic, but if you happen to be travelling in the near future and want to know the best of […]

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Travel: Paris in Mind But Not the Usual Places

When I was ten I learned that my cousin, who was much older than me, had gone to Paris to study at Le Cordon Bleu. I had no idea what that meant, until years later, upon his return, I tasted the fancy meals he prepared for family gatherings and special occasions where he was hired […]

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Travel Series: Behind The Scenes – Vol II

A week ago I started a new series on Raw Silk and Saffron, to talk about what goes on behind the scenes, in terms of travel. I’ve always been curious to know or learn how some things come about, or the inspiration behind re-designing a city or even the methodology used to create, recreate, or […]

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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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Travel: Paris in the Fall

I’ve been thinking hard about taking a trip to Paris in the next few weeks, well…because I simply miss it. So while searching the best airfare, and rates at my favorite hotel, I came across this interesting article in Timeout Online of the 21 things not to miss while in Paris in the fall. Which, […]

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Travel: The Most Romantic Restaurants In The World…and Mine

To me romantic restaurants can be anywhere you and a special person share the most intimate time together, eating, talking, laughing, flirting even and sometimes making even taking a milestone in your relationship. And while you think about that special place, here’s a list from Architectural Digest suggesting the most romantic restaurants in the world. […]

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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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Travel: Paris Is Always A Good Idea…

words in quote by Audrey Hephburn, is probably the best way to sum up why I can never stay away from Paris. We took the Eurostar from London and in three hours arrived in the heart of the city to spend four glorious days revisiting most everything we had done before. At first, the weather […]

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Romancing Your Partner with Brioche

A little girlish giggle while I share this blog entry. Picturing Sunday morning breakfast with a special someone – which goes something like this: {photo and recipe credit click here}

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