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Greeks in Manhattan

By on May 15, 2019 in New York Travel with 0 Comments
Greeks in Manhattan

“I find the family the most mysterious and fascinating institution in the world.” – Amos Oz When one of my nieces, Elpida and her boyfriend, Ody, visited the United States from Athens, Greece, we hoped to connect while they were in New York City. Luckily, we happened to be there at the same time. We […]

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Jumeirah Grand Mosque, Dubai: Open Doors. Open Minds.

By on May 4, 2019 in Dubai Travel with 11 Comments
Jumeirah Grand Mosque, Dubai: Open Doors. Open Minds.

“This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.” – Dalai Lama Jumeirah Grand Mosque hit my radar on my Emirates flight to Dubai. The beautiful structure promised a cultural experience. I was intrigued, and […]

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Chocolate Chip Bars

By on May 3, 2019 in Tasty Delights with 0 Comments
Chocolate Chip Bars

“Sometimes a girl’s gotta have some chocolate.” – Carrie Underwood For Greek Easter 2019, my family was assigned the desserts. Since I have been back to Boston, I have not found my signature dish for the holidays. Some past desserts I made included baklava, chocolate/almond butter delight, and galaktaburiko. Since several family members have given […]

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The Dubai Fountain, The Dubai Mall

By on April 21, 2019 in Dubai Travel with 9 Comments
The Dubai Fountain, The Dubai Mall

“Of all the books in the world, the best stories are found between the pages of a passport.” After an amazing dinner at Pierchic, we grabbed a cab and headed to the Dubai Fountain and the Dubai Mall. We wanted to experience the delightful immersion of dancing water, lights, and music at night. The Dubai […]

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Dubai: Pierchic, Where the Sun Kisses the Ocean

By on April 9, 2019 in Dubai Travel with 9 Comments
Dubai: Pierchic, Where the Sun Kisses the Ocean

“It is almost impossible to watch a sunset and not dream.” – Bernard Williams A few years ago, my friend, Leann, sent me an article, 35 Most Amazing Restaurants With A View. I was able to hit two of these restaurants, Asiate and El Farallon, the following month. Since the view was spectacular at each […]

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Dubai: Kite Beach

By on April 2, 2019 in Dubai Travel with 9 Comments
Dubai: Kite Beach

“The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.” – Jacques Consteau  Although we left the States on Sunday night, we did not arrive until Monday night. Tuesday was our first day to explore. We decided to check out one of Dubai’s beaches. First up, a quick walk to the […]

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Touchdown: Dubai

By on March 30, 2019 in Dubai Travel with 9 Comments
Touchdown: Dubai

“Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends… The mind can never break free from the journey.” – Pat Conroy A very excited, sleepy girl boarded her Emirates Airlines flight. I had never flown with them before, so I was looking forward to experiencing what they were all about. From what I heard, they had […]

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Three Firemen and a Girl in Leopard Pajamas

“Firefighters save more than homes. They save hearts, memories and dreams.” – Whole Truth Project The day I had been waiting for finally arrived. In a few hours, I would be hopping on a plane and traveling to the United Arab Emirates. The last few weeks leading up to my vacation had been a whirlwind […]

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Broccoli

By on March 11, 2019 in Tasty Delights with 2 Comments
Broccoli

“Eat healthy, live healthy.” I’m not a big fan of veggies. However, I want to live a healthier lifestyle. My mom used to make broccoli for us seasoned with lemon, garlic, olive oil, and salt. I decided to incorporate more broccoli into my diet. I forgot how good it tastes, when seasoned well. Ingredients: Broccoli […]

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Roaring Twenties Lawn Party, Ipswich

By on March 10, 2019 in Massachusetts Travel with 0 Comments
Roaring Twenties Lawn Party, Ipswich

“By the mid 1920s, the typical American town was in full sexual bloom. The change came with erotic fashions, literature and movies, and an unexpected sexual aid, the automobile.” – John Leo When C asked Alison and I if we were interested in the Roaring Twenties Lawn Party at Castle Hill on the Crane Estate, I smiled and said, “Sure.” […]

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