Good Wine, Good Eats and Great Conversation!

2012 Apothic Dark, Limited Release Don’t you love the holidays.  A time where we find time to fit others into our busy schedule, travel many miles to be with family and friends… Well, today, I’m filled with mixed emotions; dinner was my idea and I’m nervous.  On top of it all, I pick the worstContinue reading “Good Wine, Good Eats and Great Conversation!”

17 Days Diet Challenge – Days 1-3 “BRUTAL!”

Day 1– this is my first day on the 17 Days Diet Challenge. I went to the grocery store and stocked up on fruit and vegetables, mushrooms, brocolli, celery, tomatoes, onions, carrots and lettuce. I hope my vegetable soup taste as good as it looks. For lunch I had the most tasteless salad I everContinue reading “17 Days Diet Challenge – Days 1-3 “BRUTAL!””

17 Days Diet Challenge – “A Road to a Healthy Happy Me!”

The 17 Days Diet Challenge states that I will lose 10-12 lbs. Yes, I heard this before with Atkins then South Beach. I know folks who have lost 10-14 lbs on these programs.  Due to my roller coaster thyroid that requires my medication to change every three months and a stressful toxic relationship, I haven’tContinue reading “17 Days Diet Challenge – “A Road to a Healthy Happy Me!””

Grape and Bean – A Delightful Experience

The Professional has done it again. Who would have thought on this Saturday night I would be indulging in bliss. Nestled deep in the streets of Old Town Alexandria, we arrive to this small brick front restaurant.  I would describe it as a café but has the cuisine and wine selection of a top-rated restaurant.Continue reading “Grape and Bean – A Delightful Experience”