Breaking Up With Starbucks is Hard to Do

Breaking Up With Starbucks is Hard to Do

Happy National Pink Day Everyone! As you all know from my previous post, my husband and I are on a one-month restaurant diet, giving up spending money at all dining establishments, including Starbucks (Gasp! Can this be true!).  Well, yes it is and let me tell you, giving up Starbucks for a month Continue reading

A Midsummer's Night and An Early Morning

A Midsummer's Night and An Early Morning

Summer Solstice - It is a time when pagan, druids, Christians, and many other religions celebrate the longest day of the year. In Latin, Soltice is derived from sol - meaning sun - and sistere - which means to stand still, hence the longest day of the year. For modern pagans, the Summer Solstice is Continue reading

Hats and Horses: My Own Royal Ascot

Hats and Horses: My Own Royal Ascot

Bonjour everyone! Hope your morning is as sunny and warm as mine is! I started my day off with something rich and sweet -  coffee cake. Not my typical healthy fare, but it was so good that I didn't care! In preparation of this tasty treat, I ran a few extra minutes - it's all about balance Continue reading

The One-Month Restaurant Diet: 5 Reasons to Stop Dining Out

The One-Month Restaurant Diet: 5 Reasons to Stop Dining Out

My hubby and I are starting a month-long experiment - to not spend any of our own money on dining out. So, from June 15 through July 14, we have agreed to not spend our own money on Starbucks (ouch!) or any dining establishment for any meal for any reason, not even take-out.  Why are we putting Continue reading

My Kefi – Lost and Found

My Kefi – Lost and Found

GREEK LESSONS Today, I heard a very short but poignant interview with Nia Vardalos, aka the lead actress in My Big Fat Greek Wedding. She is starring in a brand new movie, My Life in Ruins. The movie is about a woman - a tour guide in Greece - who has lost her "kefi" or her mojo - the essence that Continue reading

British Flirt Their Way Up the Corporate Ladder

British Flirt Their Way Up the Corporate Ladder

Leave it to Bridget Jones to do something drastic to get the boss' attention...and I don't mean keeping a diary. Like the fictitious character, many British women sleep with their bosses, but several new studies reveal that British workers will do this to actually get ahead at the office. In tough Continue reading

It's Mardi Gras…Bring on the Pancake Races!

It's Mardi Gras…Bring on the Pancake Races!

Ahh, Mardi Gras...a time of extravagance, gluttony, and pancakes? Yes, pancakes. You may think that pancakes seem a little bland for Mardi Gras, compared with the Polish Paczki or New Orleans King Cake, but for our British neighbors across the pond, pancakes and even pancake races are major elements Continue reading

An Incredibly French Valentine's Day

An Incredibly French Valentine's Day

Mon dieu! Valentine's Day is nearly here and you haven't planned a thing? Well, fear not. There is still time to plan a truly fabulous Valentine's Day for you and your special someone. If you're looking for something extraordinary for your significant other this Valentine's Day, why not surprise him Continue reading

Top 10 American Cities with European Flair

Top 10 American Cities with European Flair

(photo source) Although I love traveling to Europe, I definitely don't get there as often as I'd  like. And, with the poor economy, not to mention weak dollar, I don't expect to return anytime soon. Although a Euro trip is not on my budget-conscious horizon, there is a way that I can experience a Continue reading

10 Ways to Experience Britain Without Leaving Home

10 Ways to Experience Britain Without Leaving Home

Great Britain is such a charming place to visit. From the narrow streets and churches of England, to the countrysides and castles of Scotland and Wales, you can find a bit of history, not to mention a pub, on just about every corner. For me, a large part of what makes Britain so appealing is the Continue reading