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Clean Dining in San Diego

July 23, 2014
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I’d been down this road before… And yet, I chose to ignore that which had become increasingly obvious. I never thought I would be one of “those people” but indeed I am. It’s been a few years since the first round of lab work indicated I had a number of food allergies. The papers containing […]

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Summer Lovin’ 2013

July 9, 2013

It’s our first summer back in San Diego! I moved back down at the beginning of the year when our new home was finished and had the pleasure of spending the first 3 months private cheffing for a CEO who wanted to lose 40 pounds. But my husband was stuck going back and forth from […]

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Cheese Buying 101

July 3, 2013

Summer is undeniably in full bloom – and since cheese is quintessential picnic fare, I thought we should talk cheese buying and the cheese shop experience. For those of you who are longing to explore but have felt intimidated by the sea of wheels or think there might be some secret protocol to buying cheese […]

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Thanksgiving Table Inspiration

November 11, 2012

Oh how I dream of a sexy Thanksgiving table, a massively disheveled kitchen, and the meticulous planning that ensues while poring over stacks of cooking mags. And finally, greeting guests at our door with the cocktail du jour… It’s not happening for me this year. Time has seemingly stood still as my central focus has […]

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Livin’ Large… in a small house

June 19, 2012

Big changes. Our house in Washington [pictured here] is officially on the market, and we are making our way home to San Diego. Please wish us luck in finding someone who loves this house just as much as we do.   This is from an article I wrote for a local magazine: It’s that time […]

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A Project: Belgian Linen Recovering

January 24, 2012

This is the spot where where my beautiful baby grand piano once sat. When I realized it had hardly been played in 5 years, I decided to find it a new home where it would be appreciated for all its majestic and melodic glory. Our move from San Diego to Washington resulted in a tough […]

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Happy 2012!

January 1, 2012

Happy New Year! I feel like a broken record. Here I am again proclaiming my seriousness about shedding unwanted pounds. I will try not to be too embarrassed by last year’s lack of success as I’m certain to be in good company. This year is going to be different. I have a plan in place […]

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For Jennie: an auction item

August 25, 2011
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What has happened to Jennie and Mikey can only be described as incomprehensible. I am beyond fortunate in that after kissing [way too many] frogs, and waiting {not so patiently} for the right one, I met my husband. The one who makes my heart sing. The one who nurtures my soul, and the one whom […]

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Celebrate The Season

November 26, 2010
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I’m loving mercury glass this year. Each arrangement contains 3 dozen roses, and I’ve simply secured each one with a rubber band and set it on top of each vase. Merry Christmas!

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