Learning Requires Willingness

I see it in middle bear and oldest bear’s eyes while face to face with their opponents on the mat. Even when their eyes sink heavy to the ground and reach a humbling point, a subdued learning yet never a … Continue reading

Shaking Up the Summer

Nothing tantalizes the palate like a summer pineapple oozing with juicy goodness. Sliced, muddled, chopped, blended, stirred or sinking your teeth directly into the soft, fleshy sweetness…this nectar of the gods never fails to disappoint. We’ve been blending it lately … Continue reading

A Tincture of Goodness

Yippee…another box from Annmarie Skin Care! Inside the last package, I enjoyed samples of earthy extracts for cleansing and moisturizing and now the contents of the box was filled with makeup—their latest line of products. I was over the moon … Continue reading

Clean Monday

is considered to be one of the most important feasts all over Greece and Cyprus, each year commencing the forty day period of the Great Lent for the Eastern Greek Orthodox Church. It officially ends all the carousing of Carnival, … Continue reading

Passage to India

It’s a kitschy name for a restaurant but it works—it lured me in and I couldn’t be happier to patronize this local establishment. With such a meticulous art of cooking from the hands of the chef to the hospitable service … Continue reading

More Than You Like to Think

Unfortunately this statement applies to food we pop into our mouths and a variety of products we apply to our epidermis. We deserve to know precisely what we are eating and to pamper our largest organ with truly natural and … Continue reading

Farewell Masala Chai

  My beloved, blissful decoction of ginger, star anise, cinnamon, peppercorn and cardamom in a multi-striped capsule from Nespresso is gone, gone, gone. A limited edition, which sold out during the holidays, Masala Chai, swooned me with her rich sweet … Continue reading

Simple, Hearty and Restorative

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Just like a homemade bowl of mom’s soup, your nest should make you feel the same! What better time to create this sensation than the first month of the year? Sure you can add fresh blooms for that essential restorative … Continue reading

Ready or Not…

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…Here Comes June. Happy first of the month! Not just any month… it’s the long -awaited- here-at-last-start-of-the-summer month! And even though pomegranates in this hemisphere are not quite ripe until the end of the summer their fiery red flowers are … Continue reading

When the Grit Takes Over your Nest

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  I will spare you details of the rings of stubborn filth my washing machine has accumulated these days, nor the amount of sand that sprinkles from the lint holder onto my washing machine when removing to empty. Ugh!–sand is … Continue reading