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just a little piece of Oahu

Now Honolulu may not be your first choice when you think of going to Hawaii but when the significant lover was sent to Pearl Harbor for work, I bought a ticket. A boutique hotel named VIVE WAIKIKI was home base for the week stay: coffee all day and as many beach towels I'd need. The problem was I was car-less on the tourist-side of the island and wasn't about to miss the opportunity to visit the North Shore. So...I bought...

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just a little SommCon Recap

So I am super behind on sharing this post.  It's embarrassing but better late than never? (That's an intentional question mark; feel my skepticism.) On top of wanting to share with you my week of feeling like a wine aficionado, I've been dying to do a post dedicated to the significant lover's and my home purchase and all the fun (and time consuming) projects we've decided to take on as a result of buying the house. All in due time....

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just a little khao tom

It's been months since I've been back in the States but despite abundant work, house projects, family, and training the pony, Thailand is still on my brain.  Since getting back, I've closed one escrow, opened two others and am now close to another. Where I wish I was: I also managed to watch my oldest niece perform in her last season of Color Guard. She's graduating this year and I cannot believe it! Although she towers over me at this...

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just a little piece of Thailand

The significant lover and I were lucky enough to not only be awake for midnight on New Year's but to be celebrating in Thailand with two of our loveliest friends. Needless to say, we gathered plenty of stories from our day spent with elephants at Patara Elephant Farm in Chiang Mai to toasting on top of one of Bangkok's rooftop bars. There are lots to share but I wanted to start by giving you my favorite takeaways from our trip: Don't...

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just a little top 10 tricks learned from SDBWFF

The San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival comes once a year and just in time to stretch out our bellies before the Thanksgiving holiday.  This year SDBWFF teamed up with SommCon to educate industry professionals and serious wine enthusiasts about the trends, technology, and science behind the beloved libation.  Needless to say, I was in my element at both events and couldn't wait to share the top ten tricks and facts that I learned this year.  I had the...

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