Deep in South

Wow, it just occurred to me that I haven’t talked about our family vacation !!! How can I not share a 2,000 Miles road trip to the land where one of the most popular songs is: ‘Whiskey in my water’? After last year’s post-vacation meltdown, I was adamant that this year was going to beContinue reading “Deep in South”

S-T-O-P

I hate bad customer service. It is one of those things that really bug me. Living in New York does not help; I get even more demanding now. However, something very out of character happened to me: two weeks ago, I almost tipped someone so that they stopped doing their job so well. It wasContinue reading “S-T-O-P”

Addiction

Sara Goldfarb: [about her pills] Purple in the morning, blue in the afternoon, orange in the evening. There’s my three meals, Mr. Smartypants. And green at night. Just like that. One, two, three, four. Requiem for a dream (2000) [Preliminary note: this post contains themes much heavier than my usual stuff such as drugs, alcohol, gamblingContinue reading “Addiction”

Thanksgiving and Martha Stewart

I have said it before; one of the traditions we eagerly adopted when we moved here is the celebration of Thanksgiving. There are no expectations of gifts or talking about God’s rebirth or an old man who prefers traveling the world to please kids rather than playing golf in Florida. To top it off, asContinue reading “Thanksgiving and Martha Stewart”

‘Ask Away Friday’ with Vanilla Housewife

Very different post for this Friday, folks! I have been ‘dialoguing’ with the  hilarious Jhanis of Fascinations of a Vanilla Housewife for a while now. She lives in the Philippines; I live in New York.  Similar stuff crack us up so when she asked me to take part in an Ask Away Friday, I said: ‘Yeah, let’s doContinue reading “‘Ask Away Friday’ with Vanilla Housewife”

Mood of the day: the Frenchie

Very strange weather. Last week I was boasting about New York’s Indian Summer to all my European mates and this week is a mix bag of rain, thunderstorms and tornados alerts, Fall breeze, hot and sunny afternoons etc… As the French say, ‘c’est n’importe quoi!’ (It’s anything…and everything). So I decided to just mix Summer andContinue reading “Mood of the day: the Frenchie”

Mood of the day: hand-me-down

I have been obsessed with secondhand clothing since I was a little girl. It started as a necessity because my folks could not afford brand new clothes for 5 kids. It then became an addiction to the endless possibilities that already worn garment offers: shapes, periods, styles etc. I remember that as a child, everyContinue reading “Mood of the day: hand-me-down”