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On Third Cafe, The Jersey Shore

By on March 15, 2017 in U.S. Travel with 0 Comments
On Third Cafe, The Jersey Shore

“Coffee… because adulting is hard.”  After my work meetings, I needed to find a place to eat before jumping on the road and heading home. I realized I was very close to the Jersey Shore (Sea Girt area), a place I had never been to before. I was curious what the the beach was all […]

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Cliff Walk, Newport, Rhode Island

By on March 13, 2017 in U.S. Travel with 0 Comments
Cliff Walk, Newport, Rhode Island

“I take to the open road, healthy and free, the world before me.” – Walt Whitman New England has many beautiful spots to explore. One of the hidden gems near Boston is Newport, Rhode Island. You can take a quick day trip, or spend a few days in the area. There are cute, little shops, the beach, […]

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Paradise Island, Cayo Arena, Dominican Republic

By on February 25, 2017 in Caribbean Travel with 0 Comments
Paradise Island, Cayo Arena, Dominican Republic

 “The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.” – Jacques Yves Cousteau When I traveled to Puerto Plata with Elaine and her parents, Elizabeth and Alexander, our days were filled with tropical breezes, aquamarine water, mouth-watering food, and Vegas-style entertainment. We were spoiled and pampered at our resort, but […]

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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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