Category Archives: Personal

Vegas: Part One: Top Ten things that made me Smile

After spending 72 hours in Sin City I have concluded a few thoughts.  There are good aspects, bad and most definitely ugly. This blog is all about the good, Part 2 in the near future will reveal what I didn't love so much. I was fortunate to travel with a friend who was so easy…
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The Phoenician, Three Dinner Dresses, and another Birthday

October in my opinion has the most beautiful weather of the year!  For those who live in Tucson, the 1.5 hour drive to Scottsdale/Phoenix is effortless and a wonderful getaway with a different vibe, great restaurants, shopping, sites. and incredible resorts during this season.  My favorite resort is the Phoenician Hotel.  It is so gorgeous…
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What to Wear, Packing Strategies for a Luxury Getaway Weekend

When anticipating a luxurious spa weekend at The Mission Inn Hotel and Spa in Riverside one must pack with careful thought. Two words:  Relaxed Glamour! Bring comfortable clothes but also add a  little exotic,  a little flashy, a little sense of escapism. Accessories can play a huge part to this plan. Zara Prada wanna be Sparkly…
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Two Weeks Exploring Alaska by Car in One Outfit not Ten!

This trip was going to be an adventure no doubt.  Out of my comfort zone in regards to elegant dining, accommodations, fashion and style , big city museums and excursions with all the Architecture and Cityscapes wrapped around it.This trip was not about any of that. This trip was about Nature, Wildlife, Simple Accommodations, and BEER!  Alaskans love their BEER from…
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My Top Ten Spring Shoe Trends 2014

There is no theme to my shoe list,  it is all over the board.  Crazy, Beautiful, Conservative, Feminine and all out unpractical!  In other words they are me!   In the best interest of shopping my closet this year and not purchasing new items, I have come up with compatible styles that I will be…
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Ten things I loved about Phoenix this past weekend

1. A NEW CHILL SPOT  The VIG. Great vibe, awesome DJ  lounge tunes, and a neighborhood cat that owns the spot. The highlight this weekend?  The temperature was 70 and with added heat lamps who can complain? 2. ORANGE TREES. Abundant everywhere and so mature, I ask myself why I didn't taste one? 3. DINING…
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Plenty of Reasons to Travel Alone to Chicago

I Love Chicago and I decided to treat myself to a solo trip so I could do whatever I wanted to do, whenever and for ever how long! I also wanted the challenge of navigating the city by myself and be self sufficient since I have the luxury of my husband to always figure out…
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Cooking with a Purpose Continues…..

As I continue to cook up a storm and will continue to do so here are my latest triumphs.  Lots of salads with protein, and I experimented with desserts and some Agua Frescas. Pork Hollywood Salad with Thai dipping sauce: I love this salad and wish I had a personal assistant in the kitchen who…
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Cooking with a Purpose Continued

Lots of new recipes and very happy with the results.  I broke down and bought Gwyneth Paltrow's cook book - it includes  gluten free and vegan recipes.  I also am using the Gourmet Prescription cookbook which has been a staple in the kitchen for years.  Julia Child Master Volumes are on the sidelines at the…
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Cooking with a new purpose

Many hours  of The Sole of Ten Outfits  (moi)  is spent in the kitchen!  When I was a child I watched Julia Child every Saturday morning on KQED and I told myself I was going to cook like her someday.  I attended  Home Chef Cooking School in Palo Alto , ended up working there as…
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Fashion Shoots

I am fortunate to know  many young talented ladies who are photographers, hairstylists, makeup artists, and models here in Tucson and Phoenix.  We get together from time to time with enthusiasm, energy, creativity  and hope that this photo shoot will be the one!  You know.......................... the Italian Vogue spread. Stephanie Lew- Photographer Brittney Christie- Photographer…
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Ten Spring Trends that Tucsonans will Love

This Spring the Fashion Trends include the Good, the Bad and the Ugly!  I was inspired with so many beautiful looks that  I am showcasing the Good, with specific detail to the needs of those who live in the Desert, Tucson Arizona.   I consistently hear the challenges Tucsonans face when approaching their wardrobes with the heat,…
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The Luxurious Life of Lady Dolci

Who is Lady Dolci?  Well she is my gorgeous blonde chihuahua  brought home from the  Tucson Human Society  2 years ago.  She has brought so much joy to the Negri Manor. Barolo, our not so friendly canine adores her, plays with her and grooms her. My husband adores her, plays with her and  grooms her.  Myself…
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