Breakfast At Tiffany’s is Made a Reality at The Blue Box Cafe

What is it about the allure and long-standing tradition of Tiffany & Company? I remember how excited I was to be gifted with my first Tiffany blue box. I now have a collection of boxes that I can’t find myself to throw out. I’ll probably keep them forever since they contained very special gifts. I once […]

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Celebrating My Birthday Marchesi Style

Happy Birthday to me!  Mr. B and I will be celebrating my birthday today in Milan, Italy. Mr. B has a very special dinner planned for us but I can’t help but want to celebrate the entire day! As part of the festivities, I plan on buying myself some birthday gifts and stopping into Patisserie Marchesi to […]

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Kalabasa Elevates Dessert into an Artform

I have never had a desire to learn to cook primarily because I think it’s too stressful. For some reason, the responsibility of prepping and timing an entire meal gives me pure and utter anxiety. However, that doesn’t automatically mean that I’ve always wanted to stay out of the kitchen because I would actually love to spend […]

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Mastro’s Ocean Club: Las Vegas

I previously mentioned that I was in Las Vegas last week for work. While my days were filled with meetings, my evenings were free to enjoy with Mr. B. It’s my opinion that good food and fabulous company in a unique environment makes for a wonderful experience so we made sure to make dinner reservations for each […]

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Entertaining with Casa de Perrin

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A lot goes into planning a party or event. Case in point…when newlyweds Josh and Diana started planning their wedding, they began to accumulate mismatched sets of antique silver until they had enough for their five-course wedding dinner. Before you know it, their hunt for their wedding dinnerware would evolve into a business known as Casa […]

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EDIBLE SHEETS OF STYLE

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I’ve made it know that I am not very domestic. I don’t cook and I have actually been told on more than one occasion to stay out of the kitchen. In my eighteen years of marriage, I have attempted to cook maybe all of five or six times. That might even be an exaggerated count. […]

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BREAKFAST IN BED

Fall is almost officially here and it is time to start thinking about cozy ways to enjoy the morning. Why not surprise a loved one with the simple pleasure of having breakfast in bed? “Just because” is always a great excuse to pamper someone and since breakfast is the most important meal of the day there’s […]

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LAVENDER LEMONADE: SUMMER IN A GLASS

We are in full swing of summer and I am devoting a full week toward some fun summertime posts. Let’s get started, shall we…. The Summer 2016 collection from Dolce & Gabbana includes the Italian is Love campaign where citrus takes over part of the collection featuring clothing, shoes and accessories in the bold lemon pattern (shown left). I […]

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DESSERT: MACARON ICE CREAM SANDWICHES

I don’t cook and I rarely bake. Even so, I am always on the look-out for very simple recipes in case the domestic mood strikes. I recently saw an ad that featured this beautiful dessert offered at the modern french restaurant Marche Moderne in Costa Mesa, California. The dessert combines two of my favorite sweet indulgences: gelato and […]

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HAPPY FRIDAY

Life is short. Buy the shoes. Drink the wine. Order the dessert.   Happy Friday! It is Memorial Day weekend. What are your plans? Mr. B and I usually try to take advantage of a long weekend and head out of town. A graduation dinner is keeping us home which means we might get to take […]

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