Almond Torte and LilyBug

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“Grace and gratitude are the cornerstones of happiness.” — susan basham Happy Thanksgiving to my wonderful readers! As always, I’m grateful for much, including the challenges of this past year that have inspired my personal growth. Although it seems impossible while living it, looking in the rear-view mirror a year later always puts it in proper perspective. And that’s the …

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Bellissimo, Italia!

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“You seem different this time…as if you’re looking forward to this one more than any other trips. Why is that?” …

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Snapshot: Venice and Chapter 3

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 My novel Arbitrary Lies was originally set in Italy, so to coincide with my trip there for the next two weeks, I’m …

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All Things French

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Happy June! The month of graduations, weddings, long-awaited vacations and long, lazy days are finally here. I’m reminiscing about the …

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Red Eye New York Skinny


I’m always pleasantly surprised, as I was on my recent red-eye flight to New York, that Obligatory Skinny is no …

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