Recipe: Glühwein of the Christmas Markets

Mulled wine

As we traversed from Nuremberg to Regensburg, Passau to Vienna, and finally on to Budapest, the goods at the Christmas Market’s changed as did the array of foods available. I learned the slight differences in food, gingerbread, and more, as Susie and I tasted our way from market to market. The ONE constant is the availability […]

It’s not JUST about coffee


Each month you see me highlight a new brew offered by Cross Country Café here on Champagne Living. I’m sure you know by now which are  my all-star roasts and which I enjoy every now and then. Mr. S, Ben, and I have ALWAYS been coffee drinkers, but in the past month or two, Mr. […]

Handy Guide to Milan’s Local Cuisine

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An  Italian vacation will never be complete without visiting one of the country’s most beautiful and popular cities – Milan. Who wouldn’t love the romantic atmosphere, fashionable people, breathtaking sceneries, and rich culture of the place, right? But aside from the exciting sceneries in Milan , another thing that you should definitely look out for […]

There’s a NEW bubbly in town

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…and I was pleasantly surprised by it. No, it’s not a new Champagne No, it’s not Prosecco It’s not even a sparkling wine But it IS made from another great fruit! Being a modern sophisticated woman, I work hard and appreciate every opportunity to relax and kick back with friends or sometimes just a good […]

Kenwood Vineyards doing/tasting good

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I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Kenwood Vineyards. I received product samples and a promotional item to thank me for my participation. I have always loved the Kenwood Vineyards, especially its beautiful location in the heart of the Sonoma Valley. I must admit that the location really does the […]

Cool outside – warm inside

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I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Teavana. I received samples for this review and a promotional item to thank me for participating. While I do love my adopted home state of Florida, I miss New England terribly. Especially THIS time of year. The colors of the foliage as it turns […]