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Month: June 2016

Italian Chocolate Pudding

Posted in Food & Entertaining

London chocolateI stirred three gallons of chocolate pudding that took forever to thicken, and I was drenched in sweat, unable to distinguish whether it was the heat emanating from the stove, the 104 degrees outside or one of my hot flashes. Possibly a combination of the three, and strong enough to send me running into one of the walk-in fridges.

(5) Things we love…#97

Posted in Style & Travel

villa piano interiorSummer is officially here so let me dream a little. Of faraway destinations, of trips I always wanted to take and of places I am longing to return to. Not a bucket list, really, just a list of places I would pick if I could pack my bags tomorrow and go. In fact, I will not take a proper long trip until next November but, in the meantime, I can plan ahead. Would love to hear if you have been to any of these places or what your travel plans for the Summer are.

One piece or two?

Posted in fashion, and Style & Travel

elle macphersonI read, aghast, in an interview with Elle MacPherson, that the supermodel once nicknamed The Body, will not dream of wearing a bikini anymore, now that she has reached 50. Elle MacPherson? The same Elle MacPherson who still looks glorious and gloriously unretouched? I was taken aback and, for a long moment, I wondered whether it was time I re-thought my bikini policy.

The twilight zone

Posted in Life & Love

unitaskingWednesday. I don’t have internet, tv or phone service and I live in an area where there is no cell phone coverage, unless enabled by WiFi. So I drive five miles to call Frontier Communications who, recently, took over from Verizon, my original provider. Let’s just sum up my hour-long attempt to solve this problem with the following snippet of conversation:

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