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A Toast on Bastille Day

A Toast on Bastille Day


Posted By on Jul 13, 2013

ShareWell, I can’t be in Paris on Bastille, but I just read about a celebratory drink called a Serendipity, created by Colin Peter Field of the Hemingway Bar at the Ritz Paris. Maybe a bit of “France in a Glass.” Here’s the recipe: 1 stem of fresh mint 1 teaspoon of white sugar 1 oz. Calvados, a young one 2 oz. clear apple juice Add ice Fill to the top with Champagne Serve in a tumbler. FYI: The Serendipity will also be...

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ShareOkay, I get it that Spirit Airlines is an Ultra Low Cost Carrier.” And that the airline “provides value in travel by not forcing customers to pay for services they don’t want or need.” But have they gone too far by now offering wine in cans (at $7 per) to passengers who wish to indulge during a no-frills flight? I have always thought it outrageous that Spirit charges $3 for water. Is that really a service...

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ShareSo here I am today in Beverly Hills, walking around and checking out expensive shops, expensive restaurants and all the other invitations to conspicuous consumption that BH is known for. This one in Charleville made me smile. A doggie spa that offers Blueberry Facial Scrub And since Beverly Hill may be the plastic surgery capital of the world, is it any wonder that Fido feels the need to keep up? No worries. If Fido’s coat...

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ShareFull disclosure: the author of this debut novel is a friend. But lots of my friends write books and I certainly don’t like them all. Amy Hill Hearth’s Miss Dreamsville and the Collier County Women’s Literary Society is a delicious Southern peach of a story, bringing to life a group of women who engaged me from the start. Their antics, as they try to introduce “culture” into their lives by way of a...

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ShareWhen economics and exhaustion team up to make the idea of a “staycation” appealing, it’s vital to plan a special family outing so that precious days off aren’t swallowed up by chores and couch-surfing. Sometimes you just have to plan to visit family-friendly attractions that are almost in your own backyard – places like Mystic Aquarium. I have visited the aquarium – and I love the place. So I was surprised...

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Peaches, Glorious Peaches

Peaches, Glorious Peaches


Posted By on Aug 4, 2012

ShareWhen the UPS guy rang my bell, I had no idea he was delivering ambrosia. But that’s what it was: a case of magnificent peaches from Titan Farms in South Carolina. An unexpected gift from a friend. Though she had mentioned something about peaches months ago, I had forgotten about that conversation — and besides, who knew she was talking about such glorious peaches. Not since childhood had I tasted peaches like these...

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