Sexiest European Cities

Sexiest European Cities

The Sunday Times Travel Magazine just released its picks for the top 12 Sexiest Cities in the World. Europe leads the pack with 8 cities on the list. So what makes these European cities sexy? Let's take a look... Europe's Sexiest Cities Rome - Spanish Steps, gladiators, romantic art, and, not Continue reading

'Twas a Great Day in the World

'Twas a Great Day in the World

Where can you have tea in England and a pastry in France - all in the same day? Why, Disney World of course! If you can't get to England or France - or many other European countries for that matter -  a trip to Disney's EPCOT can satisfy the urge to take a journey across the pond. But after Continue reading

British Prefer Cold Cereal Over Porridge

British Prefer Cold Cereal Over Porridge

We all remember the classic children's tale of Goldilocks and the Three Bears - Goldilocks gets lost, ends up at the cottage of the three bears, and proceeds to eat their hot, cold, and just-right porridge, etc. Well, if the tale's author, British poet Robert Southey, were alive today, he may need Continue reading

The European Runner

The European Runner

In my very busy life, I wear many shoes - the shoes of a wife, a mother, a career woman, etc. But, I also fill the shoes of a runner - literally. Running is my vice, my love, my outlet for stress, a way to relax, and a way to manage my weight/fitness level. I also use running as a way to see new Continue reading

Say Cheese With a Do-It-Yourself Facial

Say Cheese With a Do-It-Yourself Facial

Cheese - in the food world, it goes with just about everything. There's wine and cheese, cheese and chocolate, cheese and crackers - you get the picture. But cheese and facials? Hmm...that's a new one. Actually, cheese has become increasingly popular as an ingredient in do-it-yourself beauty Continue reading

Not Your Grandmother's Masterpiece Theatre

Not Your Grandmother's Masterpiece Theatre

I attended graduate school at a state university located in a fairly rural town. By the time I starting working on my thesis, most of my college friends from undergrad and even grad school had moved on. So, I was left on my own grasping for things to do in such as small town.  Although I had a nice Continue reading

St. Paul's Cathedral Turns 300!

St. Paul's Cathedral Turns 300!

This year, one of London's most famous and historic landmarks turns 300 - St. Paul's Cathedral. Although the foundation of St. Paul's has been home to a cathedral since 604 AD, the current and most noted domed structure of St. Paul's was built in 1710. After enduring hundreds of years of Continue reading

Crabtree & Evelyn Holiday Giveaway Winner!

Crabtree & Evelyn Holiday Giveaway Winner!

And the winner of the Crabtree & Evelyn Holiday Giveaway is.... #2 Shaunah, aka Blackbird Running, who wrote: I love the La Source shampoo, conditioner and hand soap. I was treated to hotel-sized versions on vacation once, and can’t get enough! Congratulations Shaunah! Please email your address Continue reading

My Favorite European Things: Crabtree & Evelyn Giveaway

My Favorite European Things: Crabtree & Evelyn Giveaway

Last night, while enjoying an exceptionally tasty French dinner at a local bistro, my husband asked me what I wanted for Christmas. We had just ended a 7 hour shopping spree, buying holiday gifts for everyone (including my husband) - everyone but me. So naturally, when he finally asked moi what I Continue reading

English Gardens: A Trip Down Memory Lane

English Gardens: A Trip Down Memory Lane

Prior to visiting England, I was never much of a garden person. You could say I really didn't appreciate a garden or all the work that goes into making a garden beautiful. But after seeing the amazing gardens at Hampton Court, Kensington, the Cotswolds, and other places in England, I was enamored Continue reading

Moonlight and Mozart

Moonlight and Mozart

Last night, my husband and I took a quick trip to Europe for a little classical music concert under the stars. Ok, we really didn't leave the state, but we were magically transported to France and Austria through the sites and sounds of Ravel and Mozart.   These days, I've been trying to add a Continue reading

Eating Belgian Chocolate In the Name of Science

Eating Belgian Chocolate In the Name of Science

Calling all chocolate lovers! Researchers in the United Kingdom need your help in discovering the potential health benefits of dark chocolate. No, I'm not joking. As reported in yesterday's Telegraph, Scientists from the University of East Anglia, that's in Norfolk, England, are looking for 40 Continue reading