It’s a Food Holiday: National Drink Wine Day (Bonus: It’s Time for Lent)

Chile Obama Latin America

Say au revoir to the indulgent revelry of Mardi Gras and Fat Tuesday, and hello to the tradition of Lent, which begins today, Ash Wednesday. For the next 40 days, people everywhere will enter into a season of fasting, almsgiving, and prayer that ends with Easter in April. But  joy of joys, guess what? It just…

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A Dozen Rosés for Your Valentine

Glasses of rose wine

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and all over the world florists are in full-on hustling mode trying to fulfill the quadrillion orders for floral arrangements that are being made around the clock, especially requests for the quintessential bouquets of pink and red roses. You know what though? I say who needs a dozen roses…

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February Sneak Peek

hello-february (London Like The City)

February is already upon us–the first month of 2015 has absolutely flown by! Having just launched in January, I can hardly believe that I’ve already been writing on this site for a whole month. January was exciting and taxing and challenging and fun and nerve-wracking and inspirational, all rolled up into 31 days. This month promises to…

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It’s a Food Holiday: Pull out your berets, it’s National Croissant Day

Williams Sonoma croissants

There’s not much the Francophile in me loves more than a good, flaky, buttery croissant. I don’t mean those freaky hybrid things (yes, I’m looking at you, cronut). I’m talking about an authentic, traditional, real, swoon-worthy, worth-eating kind of croissant, and it’s harder to find one than you may think. An authentic croissant takes preparation,…

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It’s a Food Holiday: I want that cake, cake, cake, cake–It’s National Chocolate Cake Day

Chocolate Cake from Mowielicious

If you didn’t already know it about me, I believe just about any reason is a good one for a celebration, and food holidays are indeed reason enough in my book. Anyone who appreciates good food can take pleasure in a day that observes culinary delights, and today’s holiday has chocolate lovers everywhere squealing with…

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WWOD: What Would Olivia Drink? How to Host The Ultimate Red Wine-Fueled #TGIT Scandal Watch Party

Olivia Drinking red wine out of a bottle

In one week, on January 29th, Scandal returns to television. And if you’re a Gladiator, you’re going absolutely c-r-a-z-y with anticipation. That final scene in the last episode showing Oliva’s glass of expensive red wine spilled all over her beige couch where she has suddenly, and mysteriously, disappeared from…noooooo! What has happened to our Liv?! I have…

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Yeah You Rite: Eating, Drinking and Jazzing Your Way Through New Orleans

Deanies NOLA collage

I just spent 5 full, glorious days in New Orleans…and it was not enough! I’ll be honest though, no matter how many hours, days, or weeks I spend in NOLA, it never seems to be enough time. There’s always one more meal to eat; one more bar to linger in; one more shop to duck into; one more…

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Cocktail Tales: One of The Best Spots in New Orleans to Make Your Drink Dreams Come True

Apolline facade

I have no hesitation in admitting that I am a bit of a cocktail snob. Marachino cherries? I’d prefer Luxardos. Concentrated juice from a plastic lemon? Thanks, but I’ll pass. Weird “cookies and cream” artificially flavored liquor? Uhm, no. Hyped up beverages made by rappers and celebrities? Not in my glass. Although I typically know what I…

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