Father’s Day Gift Guide

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An individual gift speaks volumes.  You dad is an individual.  He has been known to speak a lot, volumes in fact.  Honor all of his volumes with a unique, individual Father’s Day gift.  Skip… Continue reading

Fish Taco MANIA

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Ubiquitous on many a summer restaurant menu is the Fish Taco.  Seafood and tacos independently are two of the tastiest things on the planet; combined they are heaven.  Fish tacos are actually quite… Continue reading

Be on Trend at the Beach

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Planning to spend some time at the beach this summer?  I sure hope you are!  It’s fun to refresh our beach “stuff” every few years;  even items that are used seasonally can start… Continue reading

Grilling a Full Meal

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Summer and grilling go together like peas and carrots.  Or just various colored carrots. Your grill should not be pigeonholed to only prepare meats.  Really, you can make most anything on the grill… Continue reading

Trending Now: All Things FLAMINGO

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Adios, unicorns!  You are SO last year.  Flamingos are IT right now, and are moving their leggy selves into many different fashion and design landscapes.  Why this motif has usurped the sweet and… Continue reading

Decorating with Books

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I’ve always been wary of people who don’t own many books.  Full disclosure: if I visit someone’s home for the first time and I see no books around, I’m always a bit suspicious.  Do… Continue reading

Good Cheap Wine: Beyond the Two Buck Chuck

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Good cheap wine:  an oxymoron?  Perhaps.  A reality?  Sure, but only if you know what you are doing.  Now, I’m not talking about the Two Buck Chuck (Charles Krug) from Trader Joe’s.  There is… Continue reading

Capsule Wardrobe 101

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The concept of the capsule wardrobe has been around for a while now. A capsule wardrobe is a collection of essential clothing pieces that are interchangeable, and can be varied to create different… Continue reading

This Summer’s Swimsuit Trends

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It’s fascinating to consider how much swimwear trends can change from season to season…particularly since there is so little fabric associated with swimsuits.  Perhaps due to the festival-season fashion movement, swimwear-as-clothing has gained… Continue reading

EASY Homemade Salad Dressing

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While I understand the need to cut a few corners in the kitchen to save time and efficiency, there is one constant in most kitchens that should absolutely never, ever be store-bought.  NEVER.… Continue reading