My Wine Cellar Cottage Inspirational Moodboard


Last year I didn’t write much about the basement. At the time, so much was happening in our life that the time I spent there wasn’t filled with renovation, but rather just chilling out. It’s not a race. The reason we got a vacation place was so that we would have a space where we could escape from the weekday grind. This year we got started on the “vacation home revamp” well rested and ready to go!
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The LOOP Sterling Silver Collection Is Here!

A circle is constant circulation: there is no beginning and no end. It’s the perfect geometric shape, where one can discover at once meticulous precision and artistic abstraction. It’s an old and oft used motif for jewelry, and now this ancient symbol is reflected as a modern interpretation in the newest jewelry line, the LOOP sterling silver earring.

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#take12trips: Transylvania


An interesting fact about Hungary is that there is a large population of people living outside of the official borders of the country who identify as Hungarian and speak mainly Hungarian on a daily basis. The Szekely people located in Transylvania are one such subgroup of the Hungarian peoples, inhabiting a beautiful wooded landscape of hills and forests in Eastern Romania. Szekelys are often spoken about as the “Truest Hungarians,” reflected in their flavorful dialect, traditional livelihoods, and their loyalty and knowledge of ancient Hungarian folk customs. [Read more…]

Hello July!


A month ago I said goodbye to a very boring May, and stood ready to welcome an exciting June iwth open arms!…and I always get what I want. Here are the stats of the past 30 days.

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I Thought I Knew How to Cook!


I love to cook. I’m a solid cook and baker, as my family and guests tell me. I’m really proud that experienced guests also compliment my food, who have ate across half of the world, at some pretty good restaurants. So I’m pretty proud of myself…Or I was. I never thought I had to go to a cooking course. But then as it happened, one of my children is gluten sensitive and I got scared about what I was going to cook?! Google immediately showed me the way. in the past two years I’ve cooked and baked quite a few times at the Miele Cooking School. These lessons helped me a lot in helping me better my daughter’s gastronomic world, and give her the chance to enjoy a full life while continuing to put bread, hamburger, or challah on the table. After that point I closed the cooking school question in my life. [Read more…]