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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Food: Dinner Tonight – Beans In Variation

I care for my mother and cooking is part of that package – which I don’t mind. So every afternoon after work, I visit with her and help prepare her dinner. She’s always excited at the recipes I come up with, and the ones I find online where I add my own spin to the […]

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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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Decor: Paris + Apartment = My Happy Place

Let’s start the week off slow shall we?  I mean yesterday, being Mother’s day here in the US was a very busy day, full of happy visits with Mums, and the hustle and bustle of flower deliveries across the country, boxes of chocolate, or perhaps a gift card, and then there were FaceTime calls, I […]

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Decor: Would You Be Inspired by…

…an artist, a famous celebrity, if you buy and live in their home, which in this case is  currently on sale? I always wonder – whether it would be a curse or a blessing. Either way, here’s a glimpse into the home where Irving Berlin once lived – remodeled of course.  Would you do it […]

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Boutique Hotel Pick – From Around the World

Sometimes it is very difficult to pick just one hotel to highlight in RS&S, so I have included some of my favorites from this hotel list – just in case you are having a tough time deciding where to holiday this year:

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Travel: Some Things You Might Want to Know Before You Go

I was renewing my driver’s license online last night and froze up when the option to renew was detailed past the normal of click here and pay and move forward. We now, in the states, have to choose between the regular or the Federal Compliant card, which is the only form of ID that will […]

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In Love with the Idea of …

This morning I woke up reflective, and the best way to explain the dozen or so views going through my mind after Saturday Bruch with much girl-talk, is that, I have come to the realization that perhaps humanity  is merely in love with the idea of…whatever they think might revive their otherwise neutral existence. Do […]

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Food: Dinner Tonight – Vietnamese Beef and Rice

Although this recipe calls for crispy rice – I am going to go with the steamy brown rice. I am not a fan of crispy rice – it reminds of a time one summer, when I was staying with my aunt and she was busy on a telephone call and forgot about the rice cooking […]

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