Exploring the Churches of Nesebur

If you've ever considering exploring the Black Sea, I highly recommend it.  (Secondarily, I high recommend cruising also which is how I ended up there in fall of 2015).   Truly, it wasn't really a place that had occurred to me to visit -- and other than great shots of Baku in James Bond films, the... Continue Reading →

Prepping for an Art Show

In our professional lives, we're all very used to validation. Some of us seek it! Are we doing the right deals? Making our sales numbers? Accumulating our billable hours? We stress about annual performance reviews because it's positive feedback -- often with "constructive criticism", but whatever. (Another post about how terrible leaders rely on performance... Continue Reading →

The Ceilings of Chicago

In mid-October, I was in Chicago for a week helping with the national meeting for an organization of which I'm a member. While it was a whirlwind of food, wine, friends, and meetings, it was also a showcase of the best Chicago has to offer! Not only did we enjoy an incredible gala at the... Continue Reading →

Celebrating the Finish

Growing up in a crafty household made it hard not to adopt a project mentality myself.  My mother always had a project -- cooking, flower arranging, gardening, sewing, and later embroidery. She thought it was important I pick up some skills, too. Cooking (liked it), sewing (hated it), art (terrible at it), dance (pretty good... Continue Reading →

My Travel Essentials

Last year, I took an amazing trip to France.  OK, I try to take an amazing trip to France every year, but last year I was delighted when my good friend and travel guru, Becky Lukovic wanted to join me.  While I go to Burgundy nearly every November for the Trois Glorieuses celebrations (Chapitre at... Continue Reading →

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