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Taking the Road Less Traveled

Lazy Sunday

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One of my favorite places to relax on a Sunday is Cocola which is located at the Stanford Mall in Palo Alto. The pastries are like works of art, and their lattes are rich and creamy.

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The aroma of fresh brewed coffee and pastries reminds me of sitting in a cafe in Tuscany, or Paris. You pick from an assortment of exotic salads, or throw caution to the wind and treat yourself to a pastry.

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It’s located in a piazza of sorts. As you relax outside you’ll find yourself next to a gourmet market called Sigona’s.

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This is a must see market where you’ll find exotic foods including local eggs which have shells that are green, red and blue.

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Time seems to move slower here…if you’re in the area I hope you’ll take a moment to relax, and sip your own latte.

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Decorating Early

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Ahhhh…yes…..I love the holidays! It’s early…and I’m owning it. Its time to crack out the decorations! 😉 Hope you decorate early too!

It’s Time for Jeans and a Glass of Wine

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Sipping wine on a Saturday night in a cozy pair of jeans...

Sipping wine on a Saturday night in a cozy pair of jeans…

The perfect end to a long day: Worn jeans and a glass of wine…bubbly…or yes, even Pellegrino. 😉 But either way the worn jean are a must.  As you see the clock ticking by on this beautiful Thursday afternoon…see if you can schedule some time to relax when you get home. Cheers!

Happy 4th of July!!!

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Hang a Flag Outside!

Hang a Flag Outside!

I love the 4th of July – it always feels like summer has finally arrived.  Hanging a flag outside your home has been a tradition and one that I celebrate every year.  If you don’t have yours out yet, I hope you take a moment and find it today!   Stay safe and have fun!

Here are some fun 4th facts!

*More than an estimated 150 million hot dogs will be consumed on July 4th. That’s roughly one hot dog for every two people in the United States.

*More than 74 million Americans will BBQ on July 4th.

*The first Fourth of July party was held at the White House in 1801.

*The Fourth of July was not declared a national holiday until 1941.

*The stars on the original American flag were arranged in a circle to ensure that all colonies were represented equally.

*Three U.S. presidents have died on July 4th: Thomas Jefferson and John Adams died on July 4, 1826, the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Five years later, James Monroe died on July 4, 1831.

*Calvin Coolidge is the only U.S. president born on the 4th of July, in 1872.

Monterey Bay Harbor by the Fisherman’s Wharf

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Monterey Bay Fisherman's Wharf

Monterey Bay Fisherman’s Wharf

Just a quick Tuesday escape to Monterey Bay Harbor by the Fisherman’s Wharf… Enjoy!

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