Monthly Archives: May 2013

Double the Likelihood of Getting the Undone Done

How’s this for results?  In two groups in which women agreed to perform a self-breast exam in the following 30 days, only 53% of the women who said they would do the exam did, while 100% of the women who scheduled the actual time and place to perform the exam did it.  Fascinating, huh? In […]

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Vegas Inspiration: Fake Flowers and Fruits

Who knew fake flowers and fruits could be so dazzling?  These were taken at the buffet at the Wynn in Las Vegas this past week.  Clearly, these fakes are not inexpensive. Because it was a work event, I didn’t get to shoot as many of the gorgeous details as I would have liked. But I […]

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Metallic Gold Luminaries

Amidst a trip to Las Vegas, Arizona, and a stint of the flu (posts on the former two to come), projects for my husband’s upcoming 40th birthday party have been in the works.  This project in particular seemed to take longer than originally anticipated (le sigh), but I’m pleased how they turned out and am […]

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Part Deux: My Paris Wedding (the Ceremony)

Our Wedding in Paris may have been one of the most relaxed wedding days in the history of wedding days.  We woke up and walked down to the corner boulangerie to pick up fresh croissants, just like we had every other day during our stay in Paris.  We took our time getting ready: meandering to […]

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Vegemania: Part Trois (Cauliflower)

  I’ve definitely noticed restaurants trending toward offering the whole roasted head of cauliflower lately, which comes out with a gorgeous blackened crust and whipped butter consistency.  Even if you can’t duplicate that presentation at home (which is why I have a picture of a raw whole head of cauliflower above), cauliflower poppers are tasty […]

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Waterside Mother’s Day

Who knew Mother’s Day was like your birthday packaged inside of a Jewish Christmas wrapped all up in a national holiday?  It may be my new favorite holiday:  people everywhere you go wishing you a Happy Mother’s Day; receiving warm smiles from hostesses and bartenders, shopgirls and parking attendants; strangers walking in the streets with […]

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Our Date at Charm City Cakes

Successful businesses aren’t about a phenomenal product: they’re about the experience, and Charm City Cakes  proves my point. The lead up to your “cake appointment” is filled with weeks of email exchanges, faxes, cake selections, questionnaires, descriptions, and pictures.  The people are way too nice.  There’s a buzzer on the fortress door that directs you […]

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