There’s a restaurant right on the Atlantic Ocean that’s been beloved by generations of Portuguese families for 30 years: Cascais’ … Continue reading Eat ocean-fresh seafood like the locals: Cascais, Portugal’s Panorama Guincho
The mysteriousness of Sintra, Portugal even extended to my lunch at the Penha Longa Resort’s Arola, owned by the Ritz-Carlton. … Continue reading Puttin’ on the Ritz: the chicest dining at Sintra, Portugal’s Arola
I’m always on the lookout for a great Happy Hour and I’m very picky. The place has to have food … Continue reading A very Happy Hour at Baltimore’s Ikaros
When Portugal ordered the Catholic monasteries closed in 1834 — following the dissolution of the orders — their bakers and … Continue reading Ancient history and desserts in an esoteric town: Sintra, Portugal’s Piriquita
Hotel breakfast buffets abroad fascinate me! Hotels know that when people are traveling, many with jet-lag, they have the lowest … Continue reading A Portugese breakfast buffet: Cascais, Portugal’s Quinta da Marinha
Maybe because I won’t drive on highways, the old post, buffalo salt lick and Indian path roads hold my interest. … Continue reading Historic Maryland hospitality: Old South Mountain Inn
Cascais, Portugal has been a hideaway for well-heeled — and often royal — types for decades. However, it’s not a … Continue reading Chic, luscious wine and cuisine by the sea at Cascais, Portugal’s Reserva da Villa
Talk about eating with a sense of place! Right by a cavernous rock formation on the Atlantic with an ominous … Continue reading A perfect destination for seafood: Cascais, Portugal’s Mar do Inferno
I was on the inaugural TAP Air Portugal flight from Dulles to Lisbon in Business Class, as well as returning … Continue reading The cuisine of TAP Air Portugal, Business Class
There are a couple of international airlines that bifurcate their lounges into Business and First Class. While I have visited … Continue reading Feeling First Class: the Star Alliance Lufthansa Senator Lounge at Dulles (IAD)
Portugal is hot – hot – HOT right now! I had the opportunity to find out just why and I’ll … Continue reading What a party! I was on the inaugural TAP Air Portugal flight from Dulles to Lisbon
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I first introduced you to the artisan condiments of Sonoma Farm HERE. But really, there are so many more flavors … Continue reading Build layer upon layer of flavor in your home cooking with Sonoma Farm
On the Delaware River, right near where George Washington made his battle changing crossing, there are two little towns with … Continue reading Elegant al fresco dining in NJ: Lambertville Station
I’ve inherited my dad’s resistance to paying tolls. During the holiday weekend, I went on a Thelma & Louise style … Continue reading Authentic Mexican cuisine in the boonies: West Grove, Pa’s Cocina Mexicana
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Lots of people are trying to be more self-sufficient, including me. Gas is rising, grocery stores are crowded and unpleasant … Continue reading Make your own gourmet cheese and vegan cheese with Urban Cheesecraft
Lots of dinner box subscriptions try to convince you that you’re “creating” your meal. There are food trucks that assure … Continue reading Get the building blocks of delicious, artisan cuisine at home with Sonoma Farm
Over the years, I have taken quite a few seminars on alternative healing methods, like aromatherapy, homeopathy, nutrition, water therapy, … Continue reading Natural flower healing from within and without: Lotus Wei
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I’m not surprised that the creator of Intoxicating Beauty — a line of clean, cruelty-free skincare products incorporating active ingredients … Continue reading Cocktails for your skin: Intoxicating Beauty
Are you like I am, researching flavors and scents of products you’re considering? I like to know, to imagine, to … Continue reading Keeping up to date on the flavors of Amora Coffee
Victoria Watts certainly knows a thing or two about turning lemons into lemonade, ravaged into ravishing, surface into deep. Joyously, … Continue reading VictoriaLand Beauty helps you be pretty inside and outside!
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I learned to drive late in life, mostly to fulfill a promise to my dad on his deathbed. There was … Continue reading It’s gonna be my new “2’d home”: John Brown General & Butchery
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I first discovered the Ellis Faas makeup line in the duty-free catalog of KLM airlines while flying home from Amsterdam. … Continue reading Treat your face as a work of art with Dutch artist makeup line Ellis Faas
Did you know the phrase, “Taco Tuesday”, was trademarked by a restaurant owner who apparently prosecutes it — though used … Continue reading Taco Tuesday it up in style with Prepara!
After watching the excellent Green Book at The Charles theater, my friend Carroll and I were up for a little … Continue reading In Baltimore, after watching Oscar nominated/Oscar winning films, head to Orto for a bite!
For those of you who didn’t grow up in Chicago, I really feel sorry for you. Long before WGN America … Continue reading Catch it while you can: Bozo’s Circus is on the air!
You may have heard the tales of “genever”, Holland and Britain playing a part in the early days of gin. … Continue reading Searching the world for a fine, artisan spirit and finding Italy’s Malfy Gin
Face it: most boxes of chocolate are kind of terrible . . . yet, if they’re put in front of … Continue reading Figure-friendly Valentine’s Day treats: Amora Coffee flavors
There definitely used to be a generational divide when it came to hair length. It used to be that as … Continue reading Get luxurious, youthful hair for Valentine’s Day with Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Restructuring Bond Repair
Just when you started feeling your toes again and your town leaders stopping issuing severe health and weather warnings, you … Continue reading Repair your skin from the polar vortex with Algenist
When I was a kid, we had a summer cottage in South Haven, Michigan. Lake Michigan provided most of our … Continue reading Dial Soap has a new luxe side!
You’ve probably seen the Bosley ads on tv. You may have sympathized with some of those “befores”, but didn’t really … Continue reading Get thicker, beautiful hair at home with Bosley Pro
It’s true: I was born on the other side of the river from Kentucky, in what is known on our … Continue reading Try the elegance and sweetness of the Bluegrass State: Bauer’s Modjeskas
With the Antarctic weather so much of the country is experiencing, who could blame you for planning a vacay in … Continue reading Easy glamorous makeup look for resort season: Stila
Think about the revolution that cold-pressing brought to the culinary world: olive oils, juices and even coffee. If you don’t … Continue reading Highest quality natural ingredients for your skin: OZNaturals
I’m all about discretionary spending money for quality and pleasure, not out of habit. Most finance and culinary experts strongly … Continue reading Get coffee freshly roasted just for you: Amora
Can you believe Aveeno is 70 years old? They started with colloidal oatmeal for irritated skin and yes, they still … Continue reading Department store quality with drugstore ease and budget saving: Aveeno
This winter weather in so much of the country this week reminds me of a trip I made to Finland … Continue reading Be beautiful during this harsh weather with Finland’s Lumene skincare
Most people don’t want to get out — or even buy — a mortar and pestle for muddling flavors into … Continue reading Your own easy, fresh mixologist cocktails: The Tastemaker (with recipes)
Whether you want to extend the luxurious feeling of a spa you recently visited or home is where the heart … Continue reading Spa at home in 2019 with HydroPeptide
Giuliana Rancic has seen the peaks and valleys of life, for sure. The E! News host is married to the … Continue reading Treat yourself right in 2019 with Giuliana Rancic’s skincare line: Fountain of Truth
When it comes to my hair, I’m like the Grateful Dead: I need a miracle every day. There are lots … Continue reading Don’t you need one for 2019? It’s a 10 Miracle Leave-In Product
I’m not going to do that 10 years meme thing, but I did peep into the mirror and take stock … Continue reading Make your eyes beautiful with diamonds! G.M. Collin Diamond Eye Contour
Depending on where you shop and the circles in which you travel, you may or may not have heard of … Continue reading An elegant you in 2019 with Jane Iredale cosmetics
Though some theatrical makeup lines have broken through to the general public’s conscious, you may never have heard of Mehron. … Continue reading Mehron: gorgeous, makeup artist looks for all skin colors