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  • Getting my Buddha on in the Caribbean on a wellness cruise. Nothing more, nothing less. A simple reflection!! Happy Sunday all! ❤️
  • Contemplative time sitting in Les Jardins Du Luxembourg, the second largest public park in Paris, watching all the people walk by.
We had just hit up an art show and thanks to logic and reason, I didn’t purchase every insanely gorgeous painting I saw. -
This gorgeous park has been around since 1612, originally designed by Marie de' Medici, the widow of King Henry IV of France, all for the Luxembourg Palace, her new residence at the time. Love French history and since I have French heritage, it has a lot more meaning. Plus, who doesn’t love Paris anytime of year?
  • For the past several summers (and falls), I've headed back to my childhood soil to connect with the nature and pulse of upstate New York's Adirondacks, my favorite mountains across all of the 90 countries I've traveled. -
This shot was taken on Mirror Lake one early dawn -- I snuck out of our hotel room early to breathe in the lake solo. There wasn't another soul in sight except for a few ducks 🦆 -- it is nothing short of pure magic to greet a morning this way. -
I wrote a dedication post this week given that although I did spend a long weekend up in the northern Catskills earlier this summer, I didn't make it to the place that truly holds my heart, the "pure" Adirondacks.
I love you Adirondacks, with your your dramatic fall skies, your apple orchards and your summer lake romances. -
I missed your clam bakes, hot dogs, cotton candy and soft serve ice cream, your old fashioned merry go rounds that never tire, and the one thing that settles my soul when nothing else can, a canoe ride on one of your dozens of lakes that make their way through the Adirondack mountains, those rolling blue and green hues and haze on the horizon that remind me what pure perfection really is. -
Here's my blog post dedication with lots of great photos:
  • This one was too fun not to post even though I now post 99% of my foodie related shots over @luxuryfoodies which is where the dishes from our #MichelinAllStar experience in San Jose with #ADEGA will all be posted (ahi tuna is over there now with more coming this week)
This Sangria creation started our #Michelin dinner right before they started pouring the 2014 Esporao Private selection from Portugal.
ADEGA is only the second Portuguese restaurant in the country to be honored with a Michelin star and they have plans to expand. This VIP tasting soirée incorporated dishes by five Michelin star chefs all of whom flew in for this event from Portugal & NYC! -
San Jose’s ADEGA Chefs, David Costa and Jessica Carreira curated the tasting menu, paired with select Portuguese wines, along with Chef George Mendes from Aldea in New York City, Chef Alexandre Silva from Lisbon's Loco and Chef Pedro Lemos  of Pedro Lemos in Porto Portugal. -
Want to see the 7 courses, head over to @luxuryfoodies & follow along Michelin star experience. -
The review will be live over on in our Food & Wine 🍷 and Restaurant sections on Monday. -
Thanks and hats off to the #TeamSanJose team for pulling this together in such an elegant way.
  • We are staying at The Toll House this week, a gem of boutique property in the heart of downtown Los Gatos. This simple but elegant and intimate small-town hotel boasts a modern character though retains some of the flavor of this historical South Bay town at the base of the serene Santa Cruz Mountains. The courtyard with its abundance flowers and herbs, tiled wall and relaxing lounge couches and fire pits is my favorite feature of this property. Review coming later this month in our Hotel & Resorts section:

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Wisdom & Inspiration

Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe.

Anatole France

Once in a while it really hits people that they don’t have to experience the world in the way they have been told to.

― Alan Keightley


The destination matters not, for the journey itself is the ultimate prize. Go forward & embrace the unknown and your blueprint for life will never be the same.

― Renee Blodgett, We Blog the World

One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore.

― André Gide

At the Moment of Commitment, the Universe Conspires to Assist You!

― Goethe

A truly magical life begins after the journey furthest from your comfort zone!

― Renee Blodgett, We Blog the World

If you do something that has never been done you will collect treasures that have never been found.

― Jenna Newton

No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man.

― Heraclitus

Break bread with people as foreign to you as an ancient language and be forever changed.

― Renee Blodgett, We Blog the World

A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.

― Lao Tzu

The gladdest moment in human life, me thinks, is a departure into unknown lands.

― Sir Richard Burton

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