Theme for 2020 – Travel

There were no resolutions made on New Year’s eve, nor discussions about self improvement among the family members. No conversations about politics, or any issues outside of our simple existence – which was wonderful. Because the entire day felt surreal, and at midnight, we turned off all the lights, except the Christmas decoration lights, and […]

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Happy New Year – 2020

The last few days of a year are always bittersweet for me, and the most nostalgic. I will even go as far as saying a bit overwhelming as I reflect upon all things which have shaped 2019, on a personal level as well as global. I cannot believe we are near completing a decade already […]

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Our Most Read, Liked, and Shared Posts For 2019

On these last days of 2019, I figured while you wait to ring in the new year, you might want to read the most liked, read, and shared topics here at Raw Silk and Saffron. 🙂 Travel   Travel: Best Places to Go In October If You Have Photography In Mind. – Coastal Towns In […]

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Holiday Series: Giving Back

A few films I’ve watched recently which were in line with exactly how I’ve been feeling this holiday season – helpless in so many ways, and wishing there was more I could do. I am even considering working with a worthy cause in 2020, to help save endangered species or something environmental.  I just need […]

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Holiday Series: Vegan Pumpkin Mousse

I am not a fan of pumpkin pie, or cake but I am a fan of pudding or mousse alternative, so I feel like this year, we are going to have this vegan pumpkin mousse on our dessert table for thanksgiving.  So easy to make and naturally spoon right out of the blender. Okay, no […]

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Boutique Hotel Pick – Kimpton Charlotte Square – Edinburgh, Scotland

One of the favorite destinations from around the world is Scotland, and the inspiration for my third novel coming your way soon. And although there are many wonderful hotels throughout the country, one in particular I wanted to feature in RS&S since it meets all of my eclectic taste in accommodations.     {for a […]

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Inspired By the English Countryside

This morning while commuting to work, bits of the film The Holiday came to mind. Particularly the English cottage where one side of the story took place. Followed by the eclectic decor of course, and then how wonderful the connection between Cameron Diaz and Jude Law’s characters were, sparkly eyes, and bright smiles, make the […]

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Finding Inspiration On This Thursday Morning

Easing your way into daily activities is the best way to recovery – is something I wholeheartedly believe in. That’s what’s kept me going all these years. I tend to not dwell so much about the pain and suffering and instead find ways to learn from it and move forward. Not really forgetting the events, […]

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Food: Dinner Tonight – Chickpea, Tomato, Peanut Stew

While going over the ingredients for this recipe, my eyes lit up, thinking just how delicious the combination will be. It’s funny my family normally frowns upon me switching up recipes, and even make alternative plans. But I always say, try something once and if afterwards you have regrets, never try it again. This is […]

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Saturday Interesting Distractions From The Internet

I always tell myself to take a break on the weekends from being on the computer – which I do for the most part. But sometimes I am too excited about sharing what I consider interesting distractions or good things to know about. So go grab that cup of coffee or tea and simply enjoy… […]

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