Why travel to South Africa?  It is a game changer.

Why travel to South Africa? It is a game changer.

South Africa: A Game Changer The transformative impact that a trip to South Africa has on travelers can be googled.  For me, visiting Cape Town and Kruger National Park (outside of Hoedspruit, Limpopo, South Africa) made me realize how insignificant I am on the world stage.  Realizing human beings are just part of the ecosystem […]

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Paso Robles Wine Country Guide- my way.

Paso Robles Wine Country Guide- my way.

Three days in Paso Robles wine country on California’s central coast begs the question – why have I waited so long to see the rolling hills, the patch-work land patterns, and the diversity of wines?  With over 250 wineries opening their doors and 33,000 vineyard acres planted, the choices are yours to make.  Just get […]

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London in less than 36 hours, then Cape Town

London in less than 36 hours, then Cape Town

Why London? Planning our first trip to South Africa,  London became our stopover/connecting city.  One of the world’s greatest cities, a cosmopolitan melting pot with so many neighborhoods, so much charm, so much history and a center of influence.  Of course, it is a hub for British Airways – all that said, there were plenty […]

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And, so this is real Cuba!

And, so this is real Cuba!

Havana offers us a glimpse into its past, the present and possibilities for the future!  Last week,  along with four seasoned travelers, I journeyed to this city – full of museums, architectural wonders, artists studios, galleries, valleys and urban landscapes to whisper,  “I missed you – I’m back” for a second time! Our first five […]

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Wear LIVELY

Wear LIVELY – Beyond comfortable undies and bras for empowered women!

So, I’ve worn many bras, underwire and no wire versions, however, LIVELY is a game changer.  You know the feeling at the end of the day when you can’t wait to release that hook and breathe?  Guess what, I don’t feel that way with my two LIVELY Deep no-wire style bras.  And, if your preference […]

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Distinctive Threads, Sourced Responsibly: Zero   Maria Cornejo

Distinctive Threads, Sourced Responsibly: Zero + Maria Cornejo

Distinctive Threads, Responsibly: Zero + Maria Cornejo  

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Sashka: Purchase a  Bracelet and Empower Women

Sashka: Purchase a Bracelet and Empower Women

Sashka bracelets are handmade with glass  and the finest sterling silver beads.  Every bracelet purchased helps provide women in need with a sustainable income and the ability to work from the safety of their home. Handmade with love in Kathmandu Valley, Nepal. Shop via the link and make a difference in a woman’s life: http://lddy.no/8iri […]

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Distinctive Threads, Responsibly: Zero   Maria Cornejo

Distinctive Threads, Responsibly: Zero + Maria Cornejo

Distinctive Threads, Responsibly: Zero + Maria Cornejo  By Marie Leiter Interested in fashion from a young age, I would save my babysitting money to buy a chic pair of shoes and Gloria Vanderbilt velvet jeans. In all honesty, I did not think twice about where the garments came from, fair trade compensation for the seamstresses, […]

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The Perfect Destination for Culture Vultures: Croatia

The Perfect Destination for Culture Vultures: Croatia

Discover Croatia and see why everyone is talking about the magnificent Dalmatian coastline with her beautiful islands, historic Old Towns and crystal clear bays. Find yourself immersed in history as you walk Dubrovnik’s fortified city walls, sample idyllic island life in Hvar and see why Roman emperor Diocletian chose Split to build his UNECO listed […]

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Hope, Dignity and Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles

Hope, Dignity and Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles

Giving back this time of year is prolific – and there are so many people, organizations, and non-profits that welcome your time, energy, support and dedication to their cause.  This season I have been privileged, honored and humbled by joining HSBC Bank (Los Angeles office) on Friday, November 30, 2018 at Homeboy Industries.  This organization, […]

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