30 DAYS OF COOKIES

30 DAY OF COOKIES_REVIVING CHARM

It’s the season of festivity and food. I don’t cook but I have been known to bake on rare occasion. Very rare occasion. Even though I don’t spend a lot of time in the kitchen I am always on the lookout for recipes, particularly for cookies and dessert, “just in case” I ever need to […]

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THE ALLURE OF BURGUNDY

Burgundy is one of my longtime favorite colors to wear. It compliments my dark hair and skin tone and I will almost always fetch a compliment while wearing this color. For me, burgundy is one of those “feel good” colors. I’m sure you have one of those….a color that just makes you feel your best. It’s […]

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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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EQUESTRIAN ELEGANCE

Today is the Kentucky Derby and they say it is the fastest 2 minutes in the world of sports. I’m not a horse betting kind of woman but attending the Kentucky Derby and all the festivities that surround it is something that is on my bucket list. I think it’s because it is a great […]

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FLOWERS THAT ARE PRETTY ENOUGH TO EAT

Oh, how I love the beautiful flowers this time of the year. As our seaside ranch home slowly comes together after over 3 years, I find myself starting to thing about the outside spaces. No doubt that I will be posting about pretty flowers and garden inspiration in the future. However, at the moment I turn my […]

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IN THE KITCHEN: GOAT CHEESE AND CHERRY BRUSCHETTA

The whirlwind season of gift giving and never-ending holiday parties with copious amounts of food and drink has arrived. And if you are like me, you are always looking for simple, yet crowd pleasing recipes to share with guests. This goat cheese and cherry bruschetta peeked my interest with its festive appearance and ease of assembly. […]

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Homage to Arnold Palmer: The Golfer & Namesake Beverage

In the sweltering heat here in Southern California I can’t help but think of ways to cool off. I recommend a classic Arnold Palmer for those who prefer a refreshing, non-alcoholic drink. Plus, there isn’t a better day to enjoy one than today which is the 86th birthday of legendary golfer Arnold Palmer, who invented the […]

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