american west, Amusement Parks, california, Dessert, Food, Shopping, Style, Travel, Uncategorized, Vacation, writing

Reopening the Happiest Place on Earth

In a sure sign that life is slowly returning to what used to be normal, Disneyland and California Adventure parks will be reopening on April 30, 2021. This is a huge for Anaheim and Orange County, as the parks' closure over the past year has cost the Disney company an estimated 2.4 billion dollars in… Continue reading Reopening the Happiest Place on Earth

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Friday Fun Wine List: 2020 Edition

The Pessimist: the wine or the author? I should vinify a wine called "The Murder Hornet." I don't need to tell anyone that 2020 has been one hell of a strange year. The 'Roaring 20's' certainly came in with a snarl, albeit in totally the wrong direction, and the sense of impending doom felt by… Continue reading Friday Fun Wine List: 2020 Edition

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Some Fun at Camp Anthro

This top isn’t part of the collection, but it should be. Kayla embroidered blouse, Anthropologie, $138. While waiting in the car before our hike to Mt. Baden-Powell last Saturday, I received an email from Anthropologie announcing one of their 2020 summer collections, Camp Anthro: The Art of Adventure. As I consider myself a fairly outdoorsy… Continue reading Some Fun at Camp Anthro

Brunch, Food, Lunch, Shopping, Style, Uncategorized, wine and drink

Five Things to do with White Claw

Thanks to the video sharing social media site, Tik Tok, along with clever marketing to millennials and Gen Z-ers, White Claw and other hard seltzers have been rapidly increasing in popularity. Being an older millennial, I have been a bit slow to jump on this bandwagon. Also, I haven't been too into sparkling waters even… Continue reading Five Things to do with White Claw

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Welcome to London

A view of Trafalgar Square and Canada House London, England is an amazing city. It marries a long tradition and history with 21st century modernity, and this vibe was evident in what we were able to do and see during our four-day stay in London. As many a travel site has commented, London is an… Continue reading Welcome to London