Microsoft Windows you cruel sexy beast you helped make my SXSW amazing


My first couple of hours at South By South West 2014 were hazy…my buddy picks me up from the airport and we have a few hours to kill before we have to be at the Microsoft Creative Suite as their guest, so I guess it was time for a drink or two...or a … [Continue reading]

Wine Wednesday: Anew Reisling

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It's been one day shy of a week since I started dieting. Ben (from The Gin Joint) gave me very specific instructions, but I was concerned. My first question to him was...can I still have wine? Thankfully the answer was YES.  The diet is what he used … [Continue reading]

What to pack: the cruise carry-on

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I like to be prepared for my trips, and while I'm the queen of traveling with JUST a carry-on when I fly, just like the Girl Scout's taught me I come PREPARED. For a 7-day cruise on the Carnival Dream - I PACKED, and then packed some more. With no … [Continue reading]

What I’m Reading March

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Paris Street Style - Fashion bloggers Isabelle Thomas and Frédérique Veysset break down the “je ne sais quoi” of Paris street style, describing the essential elements that should be in everyone’s wardrobe. The Hundred-Foot Journey A wonderful … [Continue reading]

Remember when you’re trying to decide

travel - the only thing that will make you richer

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Carnival Dream top 10 list


Less than two weeks ago I was cruising the Eastern Caribbean on the Carnival Dream. When I return from a major press trip, I take a while to really gather my thoughts and impressions before writing. I do this because there may have been something … [Continue reading]

A guide to Key West


One of the biggest perks of living in South Florida is being able to drive to Key West in a couple of hours.  If you've never been it should absolutely be in the top five of your bucket list. If you've been, I'm guessing that you've been back again, … [Continue reading]

Ouch..that hurts

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Did you know that I began blogging because I had "retired" from my job and was bored? Of course, there's always a STORY behind what I do, and THIS story doesn't have a fairy tale ending. I started my career as a dancer and an actress (my degree is … [Continue reading]