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We’ll Always Have Paris

Dear hubs and I just celebrated 11 years of marriage. This year it came and went without fanfare. Admittedly, we’re maybe not the most romantic couple — in fact, I think I … Continue reading

August 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Part 2: The Streets of Paris

Years ago I questioned the fascination with this “city of lights”. After this visit I realized that what makes it special can’t be neatly described in a sentence or even a paragraph. So … Continue reading

June 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

Part 1: Paris adventure series

We planned our trip to Paris many months ago, and we almost rescheduled it back in the winter when we learned about my mom’s cancer and related surgery. I was nervous to … Continue reading

June 8, 2014 · 2 Comments

Can you put a price on magic?

Well, if it’s Disney’s brand of Magic, you can.  At the risk of being gauche, one magic-filled week on the Disney Fantasy cruising the Caribbean, for a family of four who had … Continue reading

February 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

5 ways Disney Cruises are like college Spring Break

We’re just back from a week-long vacation in the Caribbean, it was our first Disney cruise… much-anticipated and, with the winter we’re having, much-needed! So we are sufficiently sunned and funned … Continue reading

January 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Getting ready for Umami, remembering Travail

The chefs at local restaurant Travail Kitchen & Amusements have done it again. This time with their pop-up style dinners, hosted at friends of the restaurant’s spaces. While their Robbinsdale … Continue reading

October 24, 2013 · 2 Comments

Family camp memories

At the end of September, our family ventured north six hours from Minneapolis to the town of Ely, Minnesota. We were on a pilgrimage with my mom and dad, sister, … Continue reading

October 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Heavenly food mash-up: Parka Restaurant

The teams from three of my favorite local spots; Victory 44 (gastropub reimagined), Rustica Bakery (astoundingly good bakery in the French and Italian traditions), and Dogwood Coffee (my favorite latte in the Cities), put … Continue reading

May 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Finally made it to World Street Kitchen

The food truck phenomenon made its way to the Twin Cities several years ago, and one of the first to charge forward to feed the hungry masses was Chef Sameh … Continue reading

April 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

Dreams come true at Luxury Garage Sale

On our mother-daughter Chicago trip we wanted to find some new places to shop beyond the usual Michigan Avenue fare. My sister researched online and found this, from Racked: The … Continue reading

April 27, 2013 · Leave a comment