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December 2013

  • Paris is always a good idea… (Part 1)

    A friend recently asked me about my recommendations for his first trip to Paris, and so I spent a day remembering all of the things I love about the City of Light, and looking…

    December 31, 2013
  • On the importance of teatime…

    “A cup of tea would restore my normality.” Douglas Adams It is somewhat of a running joke in my family that my father drinks espresso exclusively, yet embraces the importance of teatime like no…

    December 22, 2013
  • 'Tis the season – for holiday parties…

    Holiday parties. Love them. Can’t not go to them. This time of year, they are both pleasurable and inevitable. I have to admit that one of the highlights of my holiday season is the…

    December 15, 2013
  • BeautyView: Maria Smith, Master Aesthetician

    My history with Maria goes back to more years than I care to remember. We have worked together as aesthetician / skin care vendor; as spa director  skin care vendor; and she is key…

    December 10, 2013
  • 'Tis the season for a goal setting retreat…

    I like to-do lists. I like plans. I like goals. And one of my favorite things about the month of December is the ability to think ahead to the New Year, and to New…

    December 8, 2013
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