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No Fail Nacho Thursday

In college, Sunday through Wednesday was for studying, and Thursday night was for fun! My friends and I had our weekly ritual and would head to a place called Bennigan’s every Thursday night. It was our hang out. We could all get cocktails and split a monster platter of nachos. For students on a budget,… Read More


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With a Little Luck and a Summer Salad

It’s Memorial Day Weekend, and you know what that means… Summer! My favorite time of year. With the bounty of gorgeous seasonal fruits and veggies available from your garden, grocer or farmer’s market, now is the time to make main-course salads a summer staple! With a little luck and ingenuity you can rock the socks… Read More


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The Art of Health and Happiness

Last week I attended the Mark My Words opening reception at the Palm Beach Cultural Council. This art exhibit features artists in Palm Beach County that use words as their subject matter and muse, including two collaborations with Kimberly K. Taylor-Pestell and Kristen Alden from my poetry book Sage Words. A gratifying manifestation of the… Read More


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Enchanting Mangrove Forest

Whenever I feel encumbered with too many “things” and am looking for something to brighten my mood, I hit the trails! I’m lucky that it’s sweet and effortless, as some of South Florida’s best hiking is right in front of me. The most interesting trail has to be the enchanting mangrove forest at the Gumbo… Read More


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High Standards

Like a sponge soaks up water, I soak up tiny golden nuggets of wisdom and life lessons from the people I meet and the things that are happening all around me. Having high standards is one of those pearls that I always hold safe. You have to set the bar high. Always. I continually learn… Read More


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Dinner En Pointe

When the weekend arrives, I’m ready to get down to business. The business of recharging! High standards for cold drinks and healthy, gluten free goodness is where I’m heading, and sitting outside on the Pointe is dreamy, fun and makes me happy. Come to think of it, it’s my happiest hour. Any time you can… Read More


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Here Comes the Sun, No Bun Aussie Burgers

It’s time to get fired up for football season! Fall is starting and I’m in the mood for something colorful, homey and rustic. Especially after last week and the looming threat of Hurricane Matthew to South Florida. Burgers are a great tailgating food and golden grilled fresh pineapple rings remind me of sunshine, so I… Read More


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Unofficial Start of Summer

When the boys come home, we are fully obsessed with enjoying the great outdoors and cooking up something beautiful. It isn’t quite summer… but last weekend sure felt like it!  So last Friday was all about: • Walking at Loxahatchee Wildlife Refuge • Feeling over-the-top GRATEFUL  • Cooking up anything delicious with curry The first… Read More



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Bird Trails, Butterflies… and Owls!

Right in your own town, county, neighborhood, or even your own backyard, you can find the most fantastic bird trails and butterflies, flowers… even owls! Just Google “bird trails” and your zip code, and you’ll be pleasantly surprised! This weekend was wonderful—filled with a lot of bird watching, walking, and just allowing the sun to… Read More