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Re-Focus – Foundation • Discipline • Expertise

It’s that time of year when I start reflecting on what I’ve done all year long and what I want the year ahead to look like. Last year I said I wanted to focus on Foundation, Discipline and Expertise. I’ve worked very hard on building on my already strong foundation and I feel really good […]

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Tuscan Wine Tour for Photographers

• 17-22 October 2014 • I’m very pleased to share with you that Vineyard Adventures and Spittoon are offering an unforgettable tour for photographers and wine lovers. Photographers:  Learn and experiment various photographic techniques and skills in a stunning setting and with a lively team of fellow photography, wine and food friends. Wine Lovers: Experience the […]

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Why are appetizers so often FAR better than entrees? (And other rants)

And why is it so damn hard to get a good salad?!     I was chatting with a friend who recently went to a restaurant in NYC (I won’t name it here) and was describing his experience to me. One dish was really good and one dish was god awful as was the salad […]

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Rouge Tomate NYC – My New Valentine

As some of you may already know, I entered and won a contest at Rouge Tomate Restaurant in NYC for Valentine’s Day Dinner for 2. They asked people to recount a funny Valentine story. I couldn’t decide, so I entered two: I have a somewhat funny and a very sweet one. Funny first: I was […]

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Ok FINE! I’ll Write a Valentine’s Day Post.

Blah blah blah. It’s nearly Valentine’s Day again…  blah blah blah… gag. Can we tell I’m feeling a little bitter this year? (insert fussy face here)   I don’t like Valentine’s Day when I am in love and I really don’t like it when I’m not (like now). Silly, contrived holiday. But, I confess that […]

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Travel Tuesday – A Meal in Monchiero

For two years in a row, I have had the great pleasure and privilege of living in Dogliani, Italy for harvest and the remainder of Autumn. Just a short hop away from Dogliani lies the tiny town of Monchiero where the small, unassuming Osteria “Giro di Vite” (one of my absolute favorite places to eat) […]

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Cultural Finds – A Travel Memoir and a Musical Masterpiece

I’ve just finished reading my advance copy of Anatolian Days & Nights – A Love Affair with Turkey – Land of Dervishes, Goddesses, and Saints. My mind is still reeling with beautiful visions of mermaids and minarets, of Beyoğlu and the Bosporus. Authors Joy E. Stocke and Angie Brenner offer a gorgeous memoir of over […]

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