A to Z: Love is … a serenade

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Great love affairs start with Champagne and end with tisane. Honoré de Balzac That works. But, maybe, only where you can get champagne. The French may think that’s the only way to go. After all, they invented champagne, an elixir … Continued

Do you like winning? A Valentine Giveaway

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Do you like winning? Try A Valentine Giveaway Who doesn’t like winning? If you want to try your luck, join me at In The Kindle Book Review’s $800 Valentine’s Giveaway for a chance to win one of four $200 Amazon … Continued

Adventurous Foodie in Florence

We travel to eat. Isn’t that, after all, a crucial part of any culture? It’s easy to have memorable taste experiences as an adventurous foodie in Florence, our favorite city in Italy. Florence—home of the gelato and two-pound bistecca. Admittedly, … Continued

Copying the Greats: Is this art?

When I tried to learn to paint, I copied the works of famous artists, imitating their style. Here are some attempts to be a copycat for my failed project of becoming a painter. With my copies, you might ask yourself: … Continued

Cooking and Baking in Paris

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It’s been ages since I bought a cookbook. The ones I have, I hardly ever consult anymore, since I have my own collection of recipes all organized in my iPad recipe app. But for me if you throw in certain … Continued

Selfies. Narcissism. Totalitarianism?

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I keep hearing about people taking selfies―taking your own picture. Usually with your cell phone. Sometimes with a special pole adapter which makes the gaze more natural. What do people do with these selfies? Do they put them on social … Continued

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