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"Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don't wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it's at work or with your family (or horses!). Every minute should be enjoyed and savored...." ~ Earl Nightingale

Holiday Gift Guide from Turnkey Hospitality Group

Holiday Gift Guide from Turnkey Hospitality Group

‘Tis The Season For Celebrations & (Great) Gifting! Surprise the special people in your life with gifts they’ll genuinely love! We’re making gift-giving simple; whether for an epicure (Gene & Georgetti has you covered), a sentimentalist (a...
Santa Maria Novella Pharmacy

Santa Maria Novella Pharmacy

Santa Maria Novella Pharmacy is a must-include on your trip to Florence 💜 In fact, I make a stop here every time I’m in Florence. The Church of Santa Maria Novella and its monastery were established in 1221 outside the city gates of Florence. The monks began...
One of my favorite places in Florence: Santa Maria Novella

One of my favorite places in Florence: Santa Maria Novella

Santa Maria Novella – the name of the train station and also one of the city’s oldest churches. Actually one if it’s first – if you were wondering 🤩🤩 And one of my favorite places. The church, the adjoining cloister, and chapter house contain tons of art...
Italy 2022: Fast Facts about Florence

Italy 2022: Fast Facts about Florence

Buongiorno da Firenze! 💜 Florence Fast Facts Capital of the Tuscan region, once capital to the country (1865-70). Founded in the 1st century BCE. Florence’s museums, palaces, and churches house some of the greatest artistic treasures in the world. And of course,...
November is National Adoption Awareness Month

November is National Adoption Awareness Month

Each year, November is recognized as “National Adoption Awareness Month” and it is something that is really close to my heart, as I am adopted. For those of you wondering, I was adopted at birth and my parents chose to talk about my being adopted from as...
My first scented supper, with JW Marco Island

My first scented supper, with JW Marco Island

Very special thank you to W Hotels Worldwide for such an incredible experience at their one-of-a-kind scented supper, featuring the amazing culinary team from J.W. Marriot, Marco Island , FL paired beautifully with the tantalizing scents of Jo Malone London and some...
Chicago Gourmet’s Hamburger Hop

Chicago Gourmet’s Hamburger Hop

Evolving is something we dedicate ourselves to every single day. From our practices to our procedures to our recipes. While we do that, we mindfully protect our history and honor our legacy. Pretty sure Gene would have gotten a huge kick out of seeing his restaurant...
Remembering my Grandmother

Remembering my Grandmother

Remembering many things today as a country, and paying my respects of course. But on a much smaller note, I am also remembering my grandmother, Ida, who passed away on this date about 18 years ago. Her style, wit and humor are things I will always remember about her....
Remembering September 11th

Remembering September 11th

The important thing for me today, is to do all that I can with love and kindness. That is the best way that I can think to honor the people that died, and the families who suffered those losses. Today I remember that on September 11th 21 years ago, I learned that...

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