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  • Beer Brats with Kickoff Kraut

    Beer Brats with Kickoff Kraut

    Tailgating season is in full swing and Beer Brats with Kickoff Kraut are a great way to pimp your party! Ingredients: beer brats, beer, sauerkraut, red pepper relish (hot or sweet depending on your liking) caraway seeds and rye buns.   Kickoff Kraut 1.  Add about 1 pound of drained sauerkraut to a large saucepan over medium to medium-high heat. 2.  Pour in approximately 3/4 of an amber beer – drink the rest:) 3.  Stir in approximately 4 oz of hot […]

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  • Behind the Scenes – Fashion Night Out NYC #FNO

    Behind the Scenes – Fashion Night Out NYC #FNO

    Just a quick behind the scenes look at our super fun Fashion Night Out adventures in New York City during Fashion Week. Bucket List CHECK!  

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  • Totally Awesome Bucket List Worthy Travel Packages #ExpediaStJude

    Totally Awesome Bucket List Worthy Travel Packages #ExpediaStJude

    What if we were to tell you that you could get a Totally Awesome Bucket List Worthy Travel Package and help a sick child?  Read on ….   It’s not often that you find big brands that share your same values so when we got the chance to really get to know and learn about Expedia.com we soon realized that they are company with heart and soul. We have been part of their #ViewFinder program since March of this year and […]

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  • Celebrating #CabernetDay with a 2008 Aurielle Cabernet Sauvignon

    Celebrating #CabernetDay with a 2008 Aurielle Cabernet Sauvignon

    This year I’m celebrating #CabernetDay with a 2008 Aurielle Cabernet Sauvignon. It’s a old adage that wine gets better with age. The Aurielle is a higher end Napa Valley wine that if cellared for a few years will totally ROCK!   However, I have neither the patience nor discipline to wait for a wine to peak so I uncorked the bottle and poured it into a decanter. Just letting the wine breathe for about 20 minutes was a remarkable act of self-restraint on […]

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  • 5 Things we love about the AC Marriott, Barcelona

    5 Things we love about the AC Marriott, Barcelona

    AC Marriott Forum in Barcelona, Spain

    After 8 ½ hours in the air (add to that long TSA lines and weather delays) you want to know that you’ll at some point soon after your arrival, have a clean and comfortable bed awaiting you.

    Just a short cab ride from the airport was our host in Barcelona, the AC Marriott. We have stayed at Marriott brand hotels throughout the United States, but never in Europe. This was our first experience with AC Hotels by Marriott.

    The AC brand is a lifestyle hotel brand, aimed at appealing to the design conscious, business and leisure traveler who is looking to experience the culture of the city.

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  • Is living the dream impossible? We think not!

    Is living the dream impossible? We think not!

    Is living the dream impossible? We think not! We would like you to meet Brian and Marianne, two very inspiring friends we met on Twitter. They changed course, charted a new route and are now living their dream.

    Here’s their story ….

    We are Brian and Marianne, owners of Le Couloumé and Le Fournil, our newly-refurbished vacation cottage in South West France. A couple of years ago we

    Brian and Marianne
    Brian and Marianne
    decided to make a long- held dream reality: quit the stresses of commuting to London and start a new life in the French Pyrenees.

    Brian, originally from Cornwall/England, is a keen road cyclist and found a cyclist’s nirvana here. He also brews a variety of beers of excellent quality, as anyone who tries them will attest, and is a talented guitarist and musician as well. Marianne, a Berliner by birth, with an inborn wanderlust, is a natural linguist speaking three and a half languages: German, English, French and a bit of Spanish. She is also passionate about vegetarian cooking, many ingredients coming from our potager, the typical French kitchen garden, where we grow a lot of our own fruit and vegetables.

    Here is our story: For many years, working and living in London we had felt (like many people) that there should be more to our lives than feeling constantly exhausted by demanding, stressful jobs which left so little quality time.

    Unlike many people we decided to do something about it and the desire to move to another country, either Italy or France, took hold. The much simpler life style and the slower pace of life that draw millions of people like us for their holidays was a powerful incentive to choose one of those countries to live our dream.

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  • A Panoramic View of Messina, Italy

    A Panoramic View of Messina, Italy

    Here’s a  panoramic view of Messina, Italy we shot with our Nokia Lumia 928 smart phone while cruising around the Mediterranean sea aboard the Carnival Sunshine. Click the picture to see a larger image and imagine how much fun we’re having.  

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  • Bring Your Camera to the Gaylord Opryland Hotel

    Bring Your Camera to the Gaylord Opryland Hotel

    If you ever get to visit Nashville, Tennessee, you’re going to want to bring your camera to the Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Resort. The hotel was kind enough to provide us with an incredible suite that served as our base of operation while we were in town scouting the city for potential segments for Midlife Road Trip. We were so mesmerized with the variety and beauty of the foliage in property’s three enormous atriums that we actually took more pictures […]

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