Santa Barbara, Tacos and Julia Child


Julia Child’s favorite restaurant in Santa Barbara, where she lived late in life, was La Super Rica Taqueria, a down and dirty taco joint. The reigning goddess of French cuisine openly shared her love of dining there in interviews with Bon Appetit, Good Morning America, which inspired an article in The New Yorker. I just

Beautiful peony bouquet from Debenhams Flowers, John Lewis vase, mail order flowers (44)

How Gratitude Works


“Thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.” G. K. Chesterton I usually feel grateful when some kindness exceeds my expectations and catches me off guard. Like when a friend sends flowers just to let me know that she is thinking of me or my daughter gives me

About Face: Magic Cream in a Bottle


  Imagine wrapping yourself in a down duvet covered in the finest Frette cotton. That’s what this thick moisturizer by Charlotte Tilbury feels like on skin…soft, comfortable, basically heaven. And it also has a faint rose scent that adds to the whole pampering effect. Twenty years ago celebrity makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury started mixing up

Summer Series: Alfresco Baby!


Fresh ocean air, glimmering beach, warm ambience and oh-so-beautiful people are just some of the reasons  to make a dinner reservation at the Galley Restaurant next time you’re in Nantucket.  Oh yes, and let’s not forget about the utterly delicious food, which is inspired by the island’s abundant seafood and by the restaurant’s own organic garden.

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