Sunday, April 17, 2011

Words to Live By: APRIL

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?" -Mary Oliver

“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” -Henry Miller

"What you give to life is what life becomes for you." - Ralph Marston

Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. Leave the rest to G-d. -Anon

So this is how you swim inward. So this is how you flow outwards. So this is how you pray.” - Mary Oliver

Friday, April 15, 2011

My Kitchen: Mediterranean Style

Ever since I traveled to Israel... I have been obsessed with all things Mediterranean... Having spices in stock straight from Jerusalem... I have been taking full advantage!!

Olive Oil
Satar (the green spice in the first photograph)

Lately at home, we have been cooking our very own healthy falafels. They are incredible!!! A little warmed pita, a drizzle of olive oil, a spread of hummus, spinach leaves, feta, and thinly cut chicken, steak...or whatever you like!!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Interior Design: Turkey

The W Istanbul...

Top Floor's Rug Collection, Ottomania... Inspired by Top Floor's Turkish born founder, Esti Barnes...

Buama House, Istanbul by Gada Architecture


“Without new experiences, something inside of us sleeps. The sleeper must awaken.” – Frank Herbert

With our one year anniversary approaching, we began to realized that we had not yet gone on our honeymoon, or any kind if trip we could consider our honeymoon!! Every bit of travel we have done in the past year has been for our lovely friends or for work.

We have been talking about where we wanted to go for quite some time... Costa Rica...St. Lucia...Nicaragua (Little and Big Corn Island)...Cabo...the list goes on!!

Last weekend I decided we needed to put our foot down and book our trip... After much research, I found a couple of great options - Barcelona and Ibiza, Iceland and Barcelona, Greece....completely different options from what we had started talking about!! I just figured if a flight to St. Lucia is almost $1000, why not fly across the world for just a little bit more ?!

So, we decided on a trip for September, and we couldn't be more thrilled!! We are headed to both Greece (Athens and Santorini) and Turkey (Istanbul). I am excited to research these countries and talk with people who have all ready been for good travel advice.

Traveling can really put your life in an entirely different and/or new perspective. This is what Israel did for me - I recommend leaving the country and exploring this world when you can ! It is wonderful to travel and be out of your element... Travels always become more interesting when you realize how much you have in common with people living in other countries - or just how different your lives may be. You may at times even feel WITHIN your element when travelling; this has always been very eye-opening to me. 

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Canvas & Cocktails

I attended this work event Tuesday and here is the outcome.....

What did I learn?

I need to paint and/or draw...more often... it is so relaxing!!! :) Peace!!!

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