Green Park – London

Green Park London

Just to the right of Buckingham Palace you will find Green Park.  Most people looking for a quiet moment head to St. James Park, but Green Park is my favorite! Green park is nestled in between Buckingham Palace and Mayfair.  There is a tube stop just off Piccadilly, so access is easy and convenient. Green […]

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Mystery Blogger Award 3

My fellow blogger, Ribana at has nominated me for the Mystery Blogger Award. Thank you so much, blogging buddy.  Check out Ribana’s website… it is really thought provoking and has great photos! She is gifted in her writing and will go far in her craft. As for me, after years of living on the […]

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The Edinburgh Larder – Design Color Palette

Edinburgh Larder

After my last blog I wanted to share with you the color palette to incorporate the Edinburgh Larder Style into your home. The bold and bright yellows mixed with deep black, provide you with a striking contrast that works. The interior white walls and hardwood floors provide a homey look with a strong eye-catching exterior. […]

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The Edinburgh Larder – A Hidden Gem

When you think of food in Scotland your “go to” is Fish and Chips, but what about Farm to Market foods that are healthy and fresh?   Traveling in the 80s & 90s around Britain food was slowly coming to the forefront and now it is the mainstream.  Supporting the local farm industry and local food […]

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Highclere Castle, A.K.A. Downton Abbey

Downton Abbey

I had dreamed of one day coming to this place and seeing it in all its glory.  The crisp blue bird sky matched with the dark green pristine lawn of the estate made for a perfect day. Driving up the final pebble entrance to the castle I began to cry.  “This is really happening… I […]

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Reflections of Notre Dame

Notre Dame

In 1985, I traveled all over Europe studying abroad with my college.  Our first big city we visited was Paris.  We walked up and down cobble stone streets, into museums and to other famous tourist sites, to the point of being overwhelmed and exhausted. When we turned a corner and arrived at Notre Dame, I […]

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More Images from Montectio & Santa Barbara

Here are a few more pictures to get your excited about your next trip to Montecito & Santa Barbara!        

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Monticeto & Santa Barbara


Sitting at an outdoor cafe,, in the coastal village of Montecito I am happy! The smell of the ocean is combined with my fresh burger and coleslaw and is it just what the doctor ordered. Montecito is an upscale coastal village adjacent to Santa Barbara’s coastline. I always feel a little more classy here; […]

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Isle of Skye, Scotland…


Located on the west coast of Scotland lies the whimsical island of Skye. This island is the largest of all the islands in Scotland.  This island has unique rock and land formations all layered with green moss, and cliffs that drop into the deep blue sea.  The year-round population is small at about 9,000 people […]

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Orvieto, Italy – If these walls could talk…


Just a one-hour train ride from Rome and you arrive at the charming hill town of Orvieto.  The village sits on top of a precipice high above the rolling countryside. This is a walled village with ancient streets and buildings that have narrow alleys and walkways. It’s easy to get lost in this village maze […]

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