CAFE POUCHKINE: WHAT’S OLD IS NEW IN PARIS

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I consider dining out more than just a reason to satisfy my stomach. I consider dining an “experience” because a meal has everything to do with not just great food and drink, but the atmosphere and design of the surroundings and the company of others. If I think back at some of my favorite meals, they’ve incorporated […]

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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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Weekend Getaway: La Jolla, California

Our recent weekend getaway to La Jolla and San Diego over the 4th of July weekend reminded me that the Mr. and I must take long weekend vacations more often! Today’s post is a quick recap to touch upon some of the highlights of La Jolla, California. We stayed at La Estancia, which you may […]

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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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TYDES RESTAURANT AT THE CORAL CASINO BEACH AND CABANA CLUB

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Southern California experienced severe storms all weekend long. The downpours were so bad in our community that streets were flooded and many roads blocked. Flash flood alerts seemed to be issued nonstop. I saw a guy float down the street on an intertube (really?) and another guy on a surfboard. Crazy, huh! This is in […]

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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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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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SWEET TREATS BY NECTAR AND STONE

Easter is just around the corner and I can’t help think about the sweet treats that would accompany the holiday as a child. I have very fond memories of the Easter baskets that my mother would painstakingly put assemble each year for me as a child. The beautiful rattan basket would be filled with almost every Easter […]

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