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Monday, 23 November 2015
The minute I saw these pieces on Kristine Van Raden’s Facebook page, where she introduced her new venture, Beanpole Pottery, I sent her a private message and said I had to have them.
I mean, how gorgeous are they?
As you know, I love words on things. And I love birds on things.
So these pieces were kind of destined to be mine. read full story »
Sunday, 22 November 2015
Welcome to the new face of Buick.
After two streamlined decades, that iconic tri-shield insignia — inspired by David Dunbar Buick’s family crest — has gotten a makeover. It’s returned to its colorful roots to pay homage to the company’s storied history. What do you think of it?
I got to see the big reveal on the beautiful new 2017 Buick LaCrosse at the Los Angeles Auto Show last week. For me, it was a full-circle moment and the perfect way to end my year-long #ExperienceBuick program. read full story »
Monday, 16 November 2015
In light of the tragedy in Paris, I thought it would be a good time to celebrate the city — and the people and things that make it so special. What better way to do that than through their magnificent food? I published this interview on Huffington Post when we came back from our trip in April but wanted to re-post it here in honor of our Parisian friend, Maxime Audi, who we have been thinking about constantly.
When in France, you’d be crazy not to take advantage of every opportunity to indulge in the world-renowned food. So, on our recent trip, we basically ate our way through the country.
Now, let me tell you about our post-cruise trip to Paris, one of our favorite cities, where we decided to take a food tour to get a taste of what was new. We opted for Le Food Tour, a relatively new eating/walking tour of the City of Light, because it promised an off-the-beaten-path experience. read full story »
Thursday, 12 November 2015
This is a sponsored post. All opinions are, as always, 100% mine.
Is there anything better than discovering that something that tastes delicious is actually good for you?
Because that so rarely happens, I was thrilled to learn that California Dried Plums, a.k.a. prunes, help support healthy bones, which is especially important for midlife women.
Before you make that face, taste them for yourself. These are not your grandmother’s prunes! Plus, they’re so good for you! read full story »
Monday, 9 November 2015
I love holiday-themed movies because they always end with the message that family is the greatest gift of all.
Even if everyone in your family is crazy.
Monday, 9 November 2015
This is a sponsored post. All opinions and desires to visit again are totally mine.
The last time we visited Berlin was during a cruise excursion many years ago.
There was so much to do and see, we were really disappointed we only had one day to explore the city. And I remember being taken in by the unique architecture of Swissotel Berlin and wishing we could have spent the night there. read full story »
Friday, 6 November 2015
If you want to experience an upscale version of the quintessential Southern California surf culture, you have to spend a night or two at the Shorebreak Hotel in Huntington Beach.
With its sophisticated surfer vibe, this signature Kimpton boutique hotel does what Kimpton does best — it captures and celebrates its local neighborhood while offering impeccable service and lots of amenities.
Be prepared for a lot of photos because when Michael and I were invited to stay there a couple of months ago, I couldn’t stop snapping away. read full story »