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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Let’s Ease Into The Week, Shall We?

I have visions of just gliding into this week. Especially after the crazy hectic few weeks that seems to have become the norm in most everyone’s life. I am not saying that I have nothing to do, or that deadlines and such are not around the corner. I am just thinking a slower start is […]

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Emotional Therapy Is In Order This Morning

An invite to a graduation this coming week has me travelling, leaving behind a million chores and responsibilities to remain unattended. But sometimes we all need a break… {Photo source from here and here}

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Fashion: Cotton and Lace

In my twenties I went through a phase of wearing nothing but dresses and tops adorned with lace and fancy trimmings. My boyfriend at the time wasn’t a fan, so I shifted my attire to all things he would appreciate to try to captivate him. Eh, we all do silly little things here and there, […]

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Decor: Thumbs Up For the Skinny Home Design

I love small spaces – studio apartments, lofts and even boat houses – especially in coastal towns. Not sure why that is but the compact configuration is ideal in my head and these homes are all thumbs up: In Portland, Oregon   In Oakland, California    In Vancouver, Canada

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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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Happy Anniversary Among Other Things

On Thursday I left work very excited about a few plans I made for the weekend. Friday morning tennis, and a Saturday walk across the Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito from my house by Ocean Beach, lunch and then ferry back to the city to the train back to my neighborhood. Sunday and Monday were […]

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Food: The Simplest of Pasta

When travelling through Italy, I always order Spaghetti Carbonara no matter what other options are available at a restaurant. I enjoy tasting different recipes used throughout the country – ones that are made from scratch and those that come in a box (yes in some parts of Italy they do serve ready-made or frozen meals […]

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Decor: Bold Statement Made with Colors

I dared myself four years ago to add a bold color in my studio apartment I renovated adding very neutral colors so that I could tie in the outdoor to my indoor – the focal point being views of the Pacific Ocean and fenced gardens in-between homes. I wanted my guests to walk in and […]

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