Joie de vivre

Living life to our fullest is a true art form. Some of us have mastered the craft a little better than others, and some are gurus who inspire the rest of us. To live life in a joyful manner is what the French call, “joie de vivre”. It’s a phrase that captures a lifestyle and a sense of well being. As with all art, what is “good”, is subjective, and as we all know, beauty is most definitely in the eye of the beholder. The Art of Living is about living fully, passionately and authentically, on one’s own terms.
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Caramelized Blood Orange and Polenta Cake

I woke up in the middle of the night to the sound of electronics switching back on and booting up. Lights that had been left on when the power went out were suddenly shining bright into my sleepy eyes. The storm of heavy wet snow had knocked out our electricity for over twenty-four hours. “We’ve […]

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"Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself."

George Bernard Shaw


Singing in the Rain

We were running down the middle of the street, me with my soaking wet dress hiked up above my knees with one hand and my father, holding onto my dog, China’s leash, water splashing up his legs each time his foot hit the hot, wet asphalt. By the time we saw my husband, Ric, driving […]

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Ten Years

My eyes fluttered open at four o’clock in the morning and I found myself waking to the awareness of the brevity of life, my mortality and the mystery of it all. A slightly uncomfortable feeling washed over me, a sadness. It was then that I remembered that it was the ten-year anniversary of my mother’s […]

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Finding My Center

I wonder sometimes why people feel they need to travel to the ends of the earth to “find” themselves or their spiritual center. Why do they believe an ashram in India to be more enlightening than their backyard or kitchen window? I’m not judging, because I believe we all have different paths to wander, but […]

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Andalusia & The White Hill Villages

From Seville we rented a car and drove through the Andalusian Mountains, visiting a couple of the White Hill Villages where most of the town is painted, you guessed it, white. The color of the green grass covering the rolling mountains was almost unreal looking, as was the azure blue sky; everywhere we looked we […]

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Barcelona at night

The Beauty of Barcelona & Seville

One of the first things I noticed upon arriving  in Barcelona, the capital of the Spanish region of Catalonia, was the contrast between the medieval, contemporary and Catalan modernist architecture which is so striking in this city of fantastic and iconic buildings. From Roman ruins to Gaudi’s spectacular works and high-tech buildings, such as the Agbar Tower, […]

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European Elegance ~ Niwot, CO

Great neighborhood! This house & location has it all. Drive minutes to Boulder or stay close to home & enjoy all that Niwot has to offer; Rhythm on the Rails Park, trails to walk w your dog or bike, dine at outstanding restaurants like Colterra and Treppeda’s & great schools to choose from.Views of the […]

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Memory Lane Beauty ~ Longmont, CO

This beautiful Mission style home is perfectly set on shores of Crystal Lake, a private 47 acre recreational lake. The property enjoys sweeping views across pastoral conservation land to the back range with Longs Peak perfectly framed from the entry & living room. Finishes incl: custom wood & glass work, gourmet kitchen, wet bar, media […]

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Urban Living ~ Denver, CO

Park Towers is one of Denvers premiere luxury addresses overlooking bucolic Cheesman Park. This half-floor residence is newly remodeled with an open floorplan that enjoys all day sun and intimate park views. The spa-like master bath comprises a free-standing soaking tub, rain shower, and generous walk-in closet. All 3 bedrooms have newly-laid wool carpet. The […]

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