Favorite Books of 2012

For all my plans of reveling in the remaining holiday splendor, I’ve done little celebrating thanks to a minor bout of the flu.  However, I did discover that guzzling cups of hot water flavored with ginger and lemon is a good way to speed the recovery process.  Since I’m feeling semi-articulate, I thought I’d post […]

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The Distant Hours

The Distant Hours by Kate Morton Kate Morton’s novels are like lazy summer days that seem peaceful until an unexpected storm comes upon you destroying your serenity.  Last night I finished reading The Distant Hours, a moody tale of family secrets and haunting tragedy. From Goodreads: A long lost letter arrives in the post and […]

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The Abbey Road Sessions

Kylie Minogue’s new album, The Abbey Road Sessions, celebrates her phenomenal 25 year career.  This is not the dance-pop music I listened to in high school but is instead an emotional journey of a respected artist.  The 16 tracks include Kylie’s best-known hits reworked as well as previously unreleased tracks. The Abbey Road Sessions was recorded in London’s legendary […]

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Now Listening: Chris Mann

If you have never caught an episode of The Voice, you are missing out on a vocal extravaganza.  Chris Mann, an alum of the show, is releasing his major label debut, Roads.  The classically trained singer re-imagines an eclectic assortment of songs, ranging from Willie Nelson’s “Always on My Mind” and Lady Antebellum’s “Need You […]

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The Weekend

This weekend went by way too fast.  I helped dress a fashion show at Macy’s then checked out Me-Ality, a body scanner that matches you with styles and brands that fit your body.  Unfortunately, I found the sizes to be way off, but I’m excited to see how this technology develops.  In a few years, […]

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Fall Reading List

The last few days have left me with little time to blog, but I wanted to do a quick post about the books I’m looking forward to reading this fall. I loved Gretchen Rubin’s The Happiness Project, so I am excited about her new book, Happier At Home. Heather Dixon’s Entwined sounds like a magical tale. […]

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Charlotte Au Chocolat: A Book Review

Charlotte Au Chocolat By Charlotte Silver Every once in a while I discover a sweet surprise of a book at the library.  Charlotte Au Chocolat is Charlotte Silver’s delightful memoir of growing up in her family’s Harvard Square restaurant, Upstairs at the Pudding.  While the restaurant has long been closed, Charlotte magically brings it back […]

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