culture

HOMEMADE DOLMADES

One of the bi-products of the wine-making biz that keeps us busy on weekends in our vineyard in El Penedés, the wine region of Catalunya, is the proliferation of fresh grape leaves on our vines. (Duh!) In May or June, grape growers undertake the labor-intensive process of “leafing” and “suckering” the vines, which means that …

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JUST BREATHE…

I am a certified type A personality – high energy, constantly moving – a multi-tasker, who despite the occasional setback, is very optimistic about life in general. I am also a runner, or was, until last February when I found something that surpassed even that endorphin high we runners crave so much.  The epiphany? Bikram …

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LOSING NEMO

My first foray into online dating was a boy I call Nemo. We met on Plenty of Fish, get it? Anyway… I change the names to protect the nice people who deign to go out with me. Nemo had a great opening message to me. Most people were saying “hi” or “hello” or “what’s up” …

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THE LOUIS VUITTON ISLAND MAISON: ART IN ARCHITECTURE

I have a dream, a dream that one day, I will be able to travel to an exotic location and spend the rest of my days shopping to my heart’s desire without paying a single dime. Louis Vuitton offers just that, besides the last part of course (I’m still on the hunt for a working …

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