Intimately Yours, Happy Valentine’s

Valentine’s Day is all about spending time with the ones you love and respect and the ones that feel the same toward you. Typically celebrated at dinner, this year the day falls on a weekend. With work out of the way, a full day can be planned around love, intimacy and affection. So set up…

Best Cooking setup to siZZle up!

Cooking is a pleasant activity only if you have the right tools and if you can minimize the need to clean after you’re done. Which tools those are, vary with the cook but it is safe to assume that non-stick frying pans are on everyone’s list. Add to that wooden spoons and transparent lids and…

Shop ’till you drop for Christmas stocking stuffers and the like

Yep, like that’s going to happen… But please, don’t despair, always a way to get what you want. And what is it you want this year? Probably something to take your mind off the numerous, and likely lingering, limitations on vacation plans. With home as your 2020 universe, I say take the time to accessorize…

My 5 favourite December treats

I am one of those people that never makes it to the hair salon because I don’t seem to ever be able to book an appointment. These hairdressers are so busy that it takes too much of compromising my own schedule in order to make anything work.

Direct from Puerto Plata

In between the over 2500 meters above sea level mountains carved with mysterious caves and the wide span beaches quiet in the sun, up on the north shore of the Dominican lies a story of lifestyle incomprehensible to most western civilization.

The cliche of winter travel

Pressed with the power of winter, the supposedly doom and gloom of winds and snow, we are all pushed toward better, warmer and distant lands. The liberation-lure of winter travel is so ubiquitously inserted in every little piece of news, broadcast, radio blip that it is hard to avoid it not moulding your belief to its truthfulness. Winter…

2016, a Retrospective

A year of turmoil for many, I find that balance settles no matter what and things flow forward It is more how you look at things – than the things themselves – that flips the perception of a situation from tragedy, to  life itself.   Remembering Christmas shopping, not ready to do it again…   Got the…

Artsy Holiday Table Settings

Go artistic this season and decorate your table with patterns and colours!Beautiful centerpieces can play off smaller decor, even patterned napkins and colour in any form. Pairing plates with same colours but different designs can make a great composition. If you like decorating, think about making the hors d’oeuvres part of the display. A one-colour…