This Week We Are Focusing on All Things Positive

The fog and nasty cold is back in the city (San Francisco), and the gray skies make it difficult to get up some mornings, and get on with the day. But, I am determined to stay positive by focusing on all things colorful and to some degree breathtaking. Won’t you come along? Advertisements

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Thinking Global In Topics

Not everyone celebrates July 4th – sometimes not even the Americans, so I figured I’d share topics for everyone who continues to  join in on all the fun at Raw Silk and Saffron. But before I do, I have to say, I have no specific plans to partake in the holiday this year, but I […]

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Travel: What Is It About White Sand Beaches

Although I spent the majority of the week, last week, in a pool in Napa,  I kept imagining a walk along a white sand beach somewhere far, far away.  what is it about white sand beaches?  

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Travel: Travel West, You Might Just Love It

When travelling through Europe, I often strike up a conversation with others either on the trains, or in restaurants, I want to know where people are from and where it is they have traveled. The interesting part of all this, is that the moment someone finds out I am from San Francisco, they tend to […]

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Weekend Recap and A Few Interesting Topics

Well, as usual or expected the heavy or dense fog is back in San Francisco and the kick off to the normal summer has begun, where the locals dress in winter clothes and the tourists show up in shorts and summer attire and hardly a jacket. So, while vegging out on Sunday at home, reading, […]

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Travel: Things You Might Want To Know Vol 17

There is ample information about a destination when planning a trip – whether first time or the fifteenth, the volume of articles is extensive. However, on occasion, I prefer to focus and share on background travel details to, hopefully, help bring the world closer, and more relatable. On another note – have you seen this […]

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Travel: Coastal Towns In Italy

You know, I think I’ll just let the photos do the talking – because if you are planning a trip to Italy in the Summer, plan with coastal towns in mind – as Rome, Florence and inner cities are always too hot and too crowded. And yes, so are the beaches, but the subtle breeze […]

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Travel: Places To Go In June

My travel series wouldn’t be a travel series if I did not include monthly travel recommendations from here and here and my top picks. {featured image source}

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Travel: Articles of Interest – Vol 16

When I played travel agent in a past career, I found myself researching so much about what I was selling or promoting to student travelers from across the globe, studying abroad – in this case the U.S. – and needing ideas for travel in between their studies. I miss that job immensely and to this […]

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Decor: Weekend Hibernation And Spring Cleaning

This weekend, since we were destined for a storm, with heavy rains and thunder, I decided to tackle closet Spring cleaning, where I pulled everything out and created piles of toss, keep, maybe and what I call – keepsakes for another five years until I am ready to let go of those pieces.  I stayed away […]

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