#NEWWAYS

#NEWWAYS

These are interesting times, to say the least, self-isolation brings "new ways" for us to socialize. I've experienced virtual coffee mornings with the girls, also happy hour, a holiday dinner and a workout, (which I tried today for the first time) not to mention, a family dinner. Connecting with my family "face to face" during normal [...]

VEGAN?

VEGAN?

It's interesting to find myself here, yes, I'm writing about being vegan, to be clear, I'm not. But, I'm learning a lot about the diet, it's a bit extreme for me, but I'm all in as far as trying new food. My youngest son became vegan last December, Christmas was interesting, to say the least. [...]

Pass some over!

Pass some over!

It's another holiday season, I'm not religious, but  I still like to partake in a variety of seasonal festivities. Regardless of which holiday I'm celebrating, for me, it's about bringing people together and enjoying good food. Unfortunately, during these times of self-isolating brings new challenges, like "where are my dinner guests?" It's not ideal being [...]

HOME SWEET HOME

HOME SWEET HOME

Hello? Is anyone out there? We just returned from a walk, it was eerie, to say the least. All restaurants, shops and cafés are closed, some boarded up. It feels like the after-effects of a  bomb gone off. We are the only few survivors, except for a restaurant down the street, which is offering wine [...]

IKIGAI

IKIGAI

Ikigai is a Japanese concept for "a reason for being," it's a lifestyle that strives to balance the spiritual with the practical. In a nutshell, what gets you up in the morning besides your alarm clock, what are you passionate about? With the current state of the world, it's hard to get excited about anything. Quite [...]

TULUM

TULUM

Tulum sounds like it should be the answer to a Jeopardy question, "What is Mexico's trendiest resort?" Tulum is a region in Mexico, 120 km south of Cancun,  known as the Riviera Maya, a stretch of coast that includes beaches, jungles, and Mayan ruins.  Tulum is the ultimate spot for those seeking an easy, cost-effective trip to [...]

Valentines Day

Valentines Day

For the past six years, Valentine's day for me was a bust, well ok, I may have poured myself a glass or two of wine, and commiserated how it sucks to be single. There was a time when Valentine's day got me excited, but that was a much younger naive me. To be honest, it's [...]