design, trends, food, conversation – yum
Jun26

design, trends, food, conversation – yum

No one likes to look down at that one giant ice cube in a cocktail, or eat brussels sprouts as bar food, more than me. By the way, my advice on the sprouts, don’t put them in a tight little bowl when serving, they get soggy and all the little crisp parts turn to nothingness. I love everything about a dining experience from how you feel when you walk into a space, the interior design, staff appearance, menu design and of course the...

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Table For Two, plus one
Jun26

Table For Two, plus one

Eleven. Reviewed by three foodies! It is fitting my first review starts out with table for two plus one. A birthday celebration for Carrie with me and Sheryl. So many choices, but Eleven rose to the top of the list for several reasons; is there a better place to meet good friends for lunch on a special occasion? In the daylight you can’t help notice the perfectly chosen wall color in the beautifully appointed main first floor dining...

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brands for sale
Jun16

brands for sale

A brand is so much more than a logo, website and social media posts. You should be digging much deeper to develop your brand. Suddenly, if you throw an ipad you could hit a half-dozen branding firms, popping up everywhere. They are part of today’s landscape. With claims of greatness to you if you hire them. Insulting to all the companies and professionals that really do have a brand and embody it. A team of professionals can aid and...

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being human
Jun11

being human

I carry three scraps of paper in my wallet I can’t live without. 1: The smallest paper water cup ever made. If I need just one little sip to stay alive while stranded on that desert island or giving a really long presentation. 2: A card from flowers that reads: “Congratulations, from the dead sea squirrels.” Sent from an old friend who used to make fun of me always getting my words mixed up, and the time I said the dead sea squirrels...

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on the mend
Jun08

on the mend

You know, I used to keep all extra buttons together, sometimes separated by size or color, sometimes by style. I would keep the buttons from new clothes and mark from what shirt or dress they came from. Slowly the buttons became part of a giant mess of a pile of extra pieces and parts of clothes long gone or never to be looked at or used again. Yesterday everything changed. I am free of that now, and am looking at a button revolution....

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