Pinot and pizza Monday

Another pleasurable house-sitting experience begins here…Sipping this delicious Willamette Valley Pinot Noir in my favorite chair–the Louis Ghost chair–in the room I most adore in this house Continuing on with the unique decor of room number 1Creepy cool fireplace mantle I love this contemporary white couch and vibrant world map This is the famous New…

From Oil Lease to Mason Jar: Making Oklahoma Sand Plum Jelly!

On this fine Sunday morning I had the best berry picking partner.  We were thrilled to be out here at my family’s oil lease riding the ATV up and down every visible path, making more and more blackberry and Sand Plum patch discoveries.  There were more than we knew what to do with…it was a backcountry adventure! “Nodding donkey”…

Grand Prismatic Spring!!

This spot along with many others in Yellowstone is quite a spectacle!  The array of colors is an incredibly amazing sight.

The best housesitting treat

After rummaging through the wine cellar, we narrowed it down to these three. Since I just got back from the Tetons I chose to share this one after finishing off the fine bottle of Far Niente. They even had my favorite soap. Must try Malin + Goetz! What a lovely Monday and great way to…

Passion Flower Magic

Is anyone else familiar with this amazing flower?! Ran into this huge vine on my run today, was such a lovely surprise I had to stop to catch some pics. Been obsessed since I discovered these back in 2006 in Monaco hidden along this magical stair path leading right down to the sea.

Holy Temple Square!

I finally got to see what all the fuss was about here in SLC within the Mormon side of the family. Being present here just warmed my insides! Many of my cousins (and an ex boyfriend–missed my chance to marry here, hehe!) were married here in the temple which I sadly could never attend. Now…

The Rose Establishment

J’adore le Rose! Industrial antique motif meets French bakery coffee shop Yes, those are homemade oatmeal pies down there! Wait for it…coffee COLD BREW NITRO!  This is a first for me and what a pleasureful experience it was!  Hopefully, this nitro coffee phenomenon will take off and come to a coffee shop near you (and Me!)…

Reminiscing about Belize

On our way to Ambergris Caye via bumpy boat ride My room with a private kitchen in addition to the full bathroom! Infinity pool was right outside my bedroom located just among the sandy beach under the coconut trees Our fishing trip complete with CHEF fishing guides! Bad A** fishing guide number 1: We snorkled with…

Artist Point in Yellowstone

The picturesque ‘Artist Point’ is a palisade of cliffs on the south rim of the ‘Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone’ forming this astonishing view of the waterfall canyon. A closer view from Uncle Tom’s Trail Round-tailed Ground Squirrels?