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Penha Longa Resort: A Tranquil Challenge for Golf Lovers

Penha Longa Resort: A Tranquil Challenge for Golf Lovers

You know you made the right vacation location choice when you extend your stay for another day. I’m happy to report that Russ and I definitely made the right choice when we traveled to Portugal’s Penha Longa Resort for our fall 2018 golf vacation. After playing this course, we just had to get another round…

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By Karen, November 13, 2018
My 10 November Favourite Things at Whole Foods

My 10 November Favourite Things at Whole Foods

  I love pretty grocery stores and Whole Foods is definitely one of them.   But besides being pretty there are a lot of things going on at their locations. Juice and smoothie bars, coffee bars, hot and cold food bars, and loads of olive and cheese options. It’s like a playground for foodies.  …

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By Karen, November 7, 2018
12 Food & Wine Books That Are Actually Fun to Read

12 Food & Wine Books That Are Actually Fun to Read

    When food and wine is basically your religion (yes, I’m raising my hand), you want to keep learning about it. But isn’t it nice when your learning is accompanied by lots of fun, delight, fascination, and gratification?   I asked myself which of my food & wine books provide (almost) as much pleasure…

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By Karen, October 24, 2018
Why WSET? Because pairing, pairing, pairing!

Why WSET? Because pairing, pairing, pairing!

  I recently took the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Level 1 class. This course can be taken over 4 evenings or in one day, and it’s designed to develop your inner sommelier. You learn about tasting, pairing, grape varietals, grape growing, winemaking, serving, and cellaring.   In other words, out of all the…

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By Karen, October 9, 2018
My 10 October Favourite Things

My 10 October Favourite Things

  First of all, October is my birthday month and that’s reason enough for me to love it. I’m celebrating 51 years on this earth– can you believe it? In fact, I will be off on an adventure with my husband Russ to mark this milestone when you read this.   Follow along on Instagram…

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By Karen, October 3, 2018
The Meaning Of Thanksgiving Is Creating A Flow of Positivity

The Meaning Of Thanksgiving Is Creating A Flow of Positivity

My family and I have a Thanksgiving tradition. Everybody around the table takes a turn answering a question:   “What am I grateful for? And why?”   The “why”—as always—is so important. When you address that part of the question, you put your whole self into the answer. For example, if someone starts with, “I’m…

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By Karen, September 26, 2018
Okanagan Wine Tour for Two: 4 Days of Feasting, Tasting, and Crazy Fun

Okanagan Wine Tour for Two: 4 Days of Feasting, Tasting, and Crazy Fun

    If there’s one thing my friend Tania and I can agree on, it’s the necessity of occasionally immersing ourselves in the pleasures of the Okanagan wine country. That’s exactly what the two of us did to celebrate Tania’s 50th Birthday. Nature and wine: there’s no better combination. Plus, Okanagan wine tasting pairs really…

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By Karen, September 12, 2018
My 10 Favourite September Things

My 10 Favourite September Things

No surprise here; I am talking all things wine for this month’s favourites.  It’s always a good topic of conversation as far as I’m concerned!   For September, I’ve rounded up 10 wine-related things that make me truly happy. (Since, hey, isn’t that always the purpose of favourite things?) Keep in mind that some wine…

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By Karen, September 5, 2018
The Best Golf Accessories to have on a Golf Vacation

The Best Golf Accessories to have on a Golf Vacation

I’ve already declared my love of golf (in this blog post.) Teeing off is a terrific way to turn off stress. (And most women need more of that.) So when you mix golf with vacationing—and top it all off with just the right women’s golf accessories, you’ve got just the right recipe for serious relaxation….

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By Karen, August 22, 2018
10 Golf Tips For Women (Beginners)

10 Golf Tips For Women (Beginners)

I put together this list of golf tips for women because, in my opinion, this sport is a great way to relax. And if there’s one thing most women I know need more of, it’s relaxation. Note that these are my women’s golf tips for beginners because I’m by no means a professional caliber player….

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By Karen, August 8, 2018
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Hi, I’m Karen.
At this point, I understand myself well enough to know exactly how to cultivate joy on my own terms. So I savour life like I would a 9-course meal…with wine pairings, naturally. This is where you can draw inspiration for living your most adventurous, courageous, luxurious, and beautiful life—one delectably guiltless mouthful at a time.
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