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Proud of the Pasta at Celestino in Pasadena

Proud of the Pasta at Celestino in Pasadena

House-made pasta makes for a wonderful meal at this authentic Italian restaurant in Pasadena.

Haiku: Vibrant Edinburgh

Haiku: Vibrant Edinburgh

Edinburgh colors “pop” when the skies turn blue and the sun comes out, thus a haiku.

Edinburgh Castle and Indigo Sky

Edinburgh Castle and Indigo Sky

Looking out the hotel window at Edinburgh Castle, it was one of those magical moments when the light is just right, and you get a photo you didn’t expect.

Thumbs Up in Paris

Thumbs Up in Paris

Street art makes the modern area of Paris more interesting.

Haiku: Santa Monica

Haiku: Santa Monica

twilight on the piersanta monica sunset the benediction Overrun with tourists and souvenir-hawking vendors, the Santa Monica Pier remains a worthy destination. The sunset guarantees it. Trust me on this. Note: because February is National Haiku Writing Month (NaHaiWriMo) and I’m a habitual haiku-er (is that […]

Haiku: Youth Means Never Being Sleepless

Haiku: Youth Means Never Being Sleepless

Being sleepless brings a haiku to mind, and an Irving Berlin song.

Haiku:  Heathrow Stillness

Haiku: Heathrow Stillness

A photo and a haiku capture momentary peace from the usual airport chaos.

A London Fish and Chips Story: Sometimes, You Can’t Go Back, But You Can Go Forward

A London Fish and Chips Story: Sometimes, You Can’t Go Back, But You Can Go Forward

This anglophile went back to Geales in London after more than a dozen years and found it had gotten more posh. But the fish and chips were spot on.

Dog Haiku for Humans

Dog Haiku for Humans

Luna poses playfully with her ball and telepathically transmits a haiku for humans.

January Dreaming: April in Paris in the Gardens

January Dreaming: April in Paris in the Gardens

Dazzling colors and green spaces that can be found all over Paris are the subject of this January Dreaming post.

January Dreaming: Scotland’s Stonehaven Harbor in August

January Dreaming: Scotland’s Stonehaven Harbor in August

Sunny good times of the past get us through dreary Januaries of the present. Today, the focus is on Stonehaven Harbor on the Scottish coast.

January Dreaming: Kensington Palace High Tea and Gardens

January Dreaming: Kensington Palace High Tea and Gardens

Afternoon tea at the palace where Queen Victoria grew up – by Jove, it was a jolly good show!

January Dreaming: A Summer Afternoon in Laguna Beach

January Dreaming: A Summer Afternoon in Laguna Beach

Memories of of a summer day in Laguna Beach, a town that’s more quirky than cool, colorful, artsy and fully embracing its California beachy character.

Glover Gardens 2019 Orange Harvest: A Bushel and a Peck

Glover Gardens 2019 Orange Harvest: A Bushel and a Peck

The 2019 orange harvest at Glover Gardens … sunshine in a glass.

Kitty Fisher’s in London Pulled Me In, Fed Me Well and Charmed Me Completely

Kitty Fisher’s in London Pulled Me In, Fed Me Well and Charmed Me Completely

Kitty Fisher’s in London is a foodie’s dream! The staff treated me like I was royalty and served me a meal that to match. The ambience is an appealing mix of cozy old England and fresh, trendy-foodie-creative.

January Dreaming: Frangipani Winery on an Afternoon in June

January Dreaming: Frangipani Winery on an Afternoon in June

Today, we’re reminiscing about one of the wineries we visited on our ‘Wine for No Reason’ trip in to California’s Temecula Valley.


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