All You Need Are 3 Perfect Lipsticks

All You Need Are 3 Perfect Lipsticks

Good morning everyone! Wow - what a hot one today! Even at 5:30 AM it was nearly 80 degrees outside. After my 4-mile run, I really needed to refuel with plenty of H2O and reload with some protein (thank you Trader Joe's Greek Yogurt!) One thing great about getting up so early to run (other than 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

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

Tea Tastes Better in Your Favorite Cup

Tea Tastes Better in Your Favorite Cup

I have collected tea cups and tea pots for years. Now, I adore all of my tea china, but there are one or two tea cups and pots that really stand out as favorites. Each time I make tea in my favorite pot - a simple 4-cup cedar green pot - or sip from my favorite cup - a bright pink cup with gold Continue reading

The British Curry Experience

The British Curry Experience

Like the British, I love a good curry. And, while in London, I witnessed and even experienced first-hand, the British curry craze. This left me with a respect for and curiosity about this saucy cuisine.  Like a Starbucks on Every Corner In London, Indian restaurants touting their "famous curries" Continue reading

Shopaholic Confessions: Affordable European Fashions in the US

Shopaholic Confessions: Affordable European Fashions in the US

Just like American women who are feeling the credit crunch, British and European women have been forced to curb their spending habits. Yet, the difference is, British and European women will go to great lengths to avoid looking like they are on a spending diet. For them, it is still possible to have 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

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