The way to his heart – gelato

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They say that the way to a man’s heart is his stomach. If you use Mr. S. as the standard, this is true. There are three things he loves in life. Clem the dog A good day on the golf course Wonderful food I have to admit, that I’ll agree with two out of three […]

Coffee and chocolate


I received product to facilitate this review. I actually CHOSE what I wanted, so…all opinions are strictly my own. Coffee and Chocolate Other than a glass of bubbly with chocolate, there’s not much that’s better than pairing a nice rich roast with a decadent dark chocolate. In my world you can skip the flowers and […]

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 […]

Coffee culture Italian style


No matter where in the world I travel, one of the things that I ALWAYS do, is enjoy the local coffee. I’ve enjoyed a cup of rich Turkish coffee with the grounds swirling around my cup and a cardamon pod, I’ve had a Cortado in Spain, Cafe au Lait in Paris, and a simple Ristretto in Savona, Italy on my trip last year.

Try the World with me

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I’m driven to travel I suppose it stems from my mother. She always said she had a gypsy spirit. We traveled a lot as children, and within months of graduating high school I left the country to explore and work in France. Now, I find myself traveling to bring you the inside scoop on the […]