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The Dynamic Duo Dine at Neptune Oyster

By on January 30, 2017 in Dining, Massachusettes Travel with 0 Comments
The Dynamic Duo Dine at Neptune Oyster

“Roommate Rules: Be a good friend. Laugh every day. Respect each other. Share stuff. Listen to music. Be a good listener. Be spontaneous. Be yourself.” One of the perks of moving back to the Boston area is reconnecting with old friends. Although my college roommate, Shireen, is from the Midwest, she lives in Massachusetts. To celebrate […]

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11 Things to Explore in Seattle

By on January 15, 2017 in U.S. Travel with 0 Comments
11 Things to Explore in Seattle

“Only the curious have, if they live, a tale worth telling at all.” – Alistair Reid When you travel for work, do you take time to explore your surroundings? Or, do you go straight to your hotel room, attend your meetings, and head back home? If you have the chance to venture out, I suggest you […]

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Muse Paintbar in Lynnfield

By on January 6, 2017 in Massachusettes Travel with 1 Comment
Muse Paintbar in Lynnfield

“Do something that gets people’s attention.” – Caption at Muse Paintbar in Lynnfield When I lived in Florida, I joined the Junior League. I met Gisela, who invited me into her book club and then into her GNO (Girls’ Night Out) group. Once a month, our GNO group would meet for dinner and wine. Our dinners evolved […]

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Nest at WP24: A Spectacular LA Skyline

By on October 2, 2016 in Dining, U.S. Travel with 1 Comment
Nest at WP24: A Spectacular LA Skyline

 “Happiness is sharing good food with good friends.”   A few years ago, a friend sent me an article, 35 Most Amazing Restaurants With A View. My wanderlust gene has led me to a few of these restaurants. When I booked my trip to LA, I asked friends if they would be interested in checking out WP24 […]

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Apple Picking at Russell Orchards

By on September 18, 2016 in Massachusettes Travel with 0 Comments
Apple Picking at Russell Orchards

“Hot chocolate, apple cider, hoodies, boots, sweaters, bonfires, leaves, scarves, late nights, cuddling, football, skinny jeans, pumpkins, and crisp air. Fall.”  Warm memories fill my heart as I reminisce about apple picking with my family. We would gather all the cousins and their parents, then drive to the orchids. We spent hours tasting various apples and packing them […]

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Tzatziki

By on July 30, 2016 in Tasty Delights with 0 Comments
Tzatziki

“If you go back to the Greeks and Romans, they talk about all three – wine, food, and art – as a way of enhancing life.” – Robert Mondavi Courtesy of my mother, Callie. Ingredients: Greek yogurt Olive oil 1/2 of a cucumber 4 cloves of garlic Salt Pepper Directions: Put Greek yogurt in a bowl. […]

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Hysteria at Connors Farm: A Frightful Delight

By on July 27, 2016 in Halloween, Massachusettes Travel with 0 Comments
Hysteria at Connors Farm: A Frightful Delight

“Use your imagination not to scare yourself to death but to inspire yourself to life.” – Adele Brookman For more than a decade, I swapped my sweaters and boots for a flip flop type of life. Although the sun and surf fueled my soul, I missed the seasons and holidays. Halloween was not the same without a nip […]

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Boston: Granary Burying Ground

By on July 25, 2016 in Massachusettes Travel with 0 Comments
Boston: Granary Burying Ground

“History is not a burden on the memory but an illumination of the soul.” – Lord Acton When my friend, Elaine, and her boyfriend, Daryl, came to visit me, they wanted to explore Boston‘s history. This included checking out the graves of historical figures in Granary Burial Ground, located along the Freedom Trail.  Although I […]

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Zucchini with Bread Crumbs

By on July 22, 2016 in Tasty Delights with 0 Comments
Zucchini with Bread Crumbs

“Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie.” – Jim Davis Courtesy of my mother, Callie. Ingredients: 1 zucchini per person Italian style bread crumbs Butter Directions: Slice zucchini and put in a pan. Add butter. Add Italian-style breadcrumbs. Bake on 350 degrees until cooked (approximately 10-20 minutes). […]

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Bucket List 578: Acadia National Park, Maine

By on March 7, 2016 in Maine Travel with 2 Comments
Bucket List 578: Acadia National Park, Maine

“One day, you will wake up and there won’t be any more time to do the things you’ve always wanted. Do it now.” – Paulo Coelho While I lived in Florida, I heard of a little gem in the Northeast, Acadia National Park. An old roommate, Melissa, visited the national park every year with her […]

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