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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Someone Asked Why The Look on My Face…

…they were referring to me daydreaming even while trying my best to listen to what it was they were telling me – work stuff – things I rather not be dwelling on and instead {featured image source – and also read my novel where the hotel is mentioned}

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Travel: Luxury Camping

Considering I live in bear country (California), I stay away from camping – in a tent or in locations where those furry beasts could easily tear down walls and doors to get to the jar of honey I felt necessary to bring to a campground.  Gruesome I know – sorry. But I have a vivid […]

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Boutique Hotel Pick – La Reserve Geneva Hotel, Switzerland

I fell in love with Switzerland – two years ago, when I took a trip via train across the country for about two weeks in October. I think that was one of my favorite trips abroad. This morning as I stepped out of the commuter train; I noticed SWISS AIR ads all throughout the station […]

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Travel: For the Bucket List Traveler

I was away for a week, in case you hadn’t noticed the lack of posts. But now I am back, starting out my week with work and play or life and some blogging and cooking and sharing, hoping too keep us all on the positive. So here we go:

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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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Just Thoughts For The Week

I realized on my walk about downtown during lunch yesterday that the tourists have arrived. There is nothing more I love then tourists exploring my city – San Francisco. And the second thing I love is when they stop me for directions – I gladly offer up some insight, including recommending for them to venture […]

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Boutique Hotel Pick – The Williamsburg Hotel – New York

I am not a fan of standard hotels – which mostly cater to business travelers.  I prefer unique, artsy, small properties with a character bigger than the square feet of the lobby.  And I always start with the bathroom decor, and work my way to the room and views.  So, I think The Williamsburg Hotel […]

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Boutique Hotel Pick – Heckfield Place – Hampshire, England

And here is where I wish to stay for a week or so – to simply daydream away – and nothing more… Where there are gardens to explores,  a spa day to be planned, decor to be admired and cuisine to be tried, this would be the best thing for me, I just know it […]

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Travel: The World For the Most Beautiful Floral Display

I’ve been under the weather the last few days, with a weird cold/flu symptoms taking its toll on my body. The gray overcast, rain or maybe not, isn’t helping the mood either. I realized the second I got into work, that I needed a mood booster and this article about the world’s most beautiful floral […]

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