I recently had a wonderful five day trip to one of my favorite places in the world: La Jolla, California.  In between preparing to cater an at-home pre-wedding dinner I still managed to visit a couple of really great restaurants for their super...
Have you ever planned to spend a theme-filled day out? I seem to do it a lot of this in Chicago since there are so many great neighborhoods to explore. For example, there are some great Swedish places to...
A few weeks ago I was in Southern California to attend the Les Dames International Conference in Newport Beach and once I left the LA area, I headed south to the San Diego area to my favorite spot in...
Those of you who followed me around Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter during my trip to Dubai got a glimpse at many of the activities that I was engaging in while I had scattered wi-fi and could actually post in...
I was recently given the unique opportunity to attend the 2015 Natural Delights Medjool Date Blogger Summit in Yuma, Arizona- and what an experience that was.   Great to finally be here @ndmedjooldates with all these fine bloggers and date lovers!...
I absolutely love Mexican food.  Having lived and studied in Mexico during my college days and since traveled to both the Yucatan Peninsula and the Jalisco area since those times, I've really experienced a great variety of Mexican cuisine. Each...
My First Fast Was Just an Experiment The first time I fasted in Ramadan I wasn’t a Muslim; I was a curious young woman who had recently experienced a very short but very impactful trip to Morocco during the blessed...
It's been a long time since I've taken a spontaneous trip, one that's planned the day before heading out for a long weekend to a place I've never visited. Art gallery on a pier and a gorgeous wooden sailboat rocks...
A few days ago we had our third wobble here in Fethiye in the last few months. It was a little less intense than the last one, nevertheless discomforting. I didn't feel the (first one to me) that occurred...
Most people don't think there's much to buy from a farmers market in the winter-- in cold places, like Chicago. Though it's technically spring, it's still cold outside. That's why I'm glad there are indoor farmers markets like this one:...

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