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Just the Juice of a Few Flowers

Just the Juice of a Few Flowers

Allow me to introduce you to Sara and Gerald Murphy, a wealthy couple who befriended many interesting writers and artists of the twentieth century. I'm currently reading a fascinating biography of the Murphys titled, Everybody Was So Young: Gerald and Sara Murphy: A...

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The Mediterranean Way of Living

The Mediterranean Way of Living

The Mediterranean way of living is slower and more attuned to the seasons. We live such fast-paced lives in the U.S. that we don’t take time to enjoy actually living. I know when I was working as a managing editor, I had little time for a private life. I worked...

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Announcing My New Book: Flexitarian Cookbook for Beginners

Announcing My New Book: Flexitarian Cookbook for Beginners

I wrote another cookbook!!! I’ve hinted at the fact that I was writing another cookbook, but I haven’t been able to give you any of the specifics. Well, now I can. It’s the Flexitarian Cookbook for Beginners: Quick and Easy Recipes for Plant-Based Meals. A flexitarian...

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Italian Bath and Body Products I’m Loving

Italian Bath and Body Products I’m Loving

From time to time I like to share with you products I've been loving. These Italian Bath and Body Products have been helping me cope with winter dry skin. They've become part of my daily and nightly skin care routine. These products are either from Italian companies...

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I Answer Your Questions About the Body Mind Detox

I Answer Your Questions About the Body Mind Detox

Some of you have contacted me with questions about my new program, The Mediterranean Body + Mind Detox. Below I Answer Your Questions About the Body Mind Detox. I will add to this page as more questions come in. Thank you for your interest in my program. Is this a...

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Join Me for the Mediterranean Body + Mind Detox

Join Me for the Mediterranean Body + Mind Detox

Starting January 2, I will be hosting a 4-week wellness coaching program to get you started on a healthy new lifestyle. Join Me for the Mediterranean Body + Mind Detox. The Mediterranean Body + Mind Detox is not a diet program, but a lifestyle program designed to...

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How To Host the Perfect Italian Aperitivo

How To Host the Perfect Italian Aperitivo

Here is your guide to how to host the perfect Italian aperitivo. In Italy, the traditional aperitivo is a natural part of life. It’s a beautiful custom that we can adopt no matter where in the world we live. The Italian aperitivo is a pre-dinner cocktail with some...

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Cozy Up to the Mediterranean Diet for Autumn

Cozy Up to the Mediterranean Diet for Autumn

One of the principles of the Mediterranean diet is eating with the seasons. Let's embrace the autumn with its chilly weather and take a look at what fruits and vegetables are available at this time of year. And we'll also take a look at other ways you can celebrate...

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How a Trip To Paris Changed My Life

How a Trip To Paris Changed My Life

This is not your typical, "Why French Women Don't Get Fat", "Why are French Women So Stylish" post. This is an essay about experiencing a different culture that is similar to ours in many ways, but so much more laid back and free. I want to share with you how a trip...

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How an Elegant Woman Spends Her Day

How an Elegant Woman Spends Her Day

Do you ever wonder how some women can get so much done in one day, and look cool and elegant while doing it. Below I have listed my ideas on how an elegant woman spends her day. They are habits that can help you refine your daily experiences. Hopefully, you can adopt...

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Gimlet, A Cocktail With Literary Merit

Gimlet, A Cocktail With Literary Merit

An icy gimlet is the perfect cocktail for summer. It's cold, it's sweet, it's refreshing, and looks pretty too. I had my first gimlet at Trader Vic's in Beverly Hills. Not only was Trader Vic's a delightful restaurant, it was also known for its cocktails. It had many...

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10 Ways To Add La Dolce Vita To Your Summer

10 Ways To Add La Dolce Vita To Your Summer

As with everything in life, Italians do summer with style, creativity, and glamour. Here are 10 ways to add La Dolce Vita to your summer. 1. Watch the show Riviera for style inspiration, mainly the clothes worn by Julia Stiles and Lena Olin. In the U.S. you can watch...

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