5 Great gifts for under $100

In “honor” of Cyber Monday, here are my top five gift recommendations under $100. These are items I have purchased and loved over the last year: Coming in at number 5, these tortilla bowl makers have elevated our dinner “game” in the simplest way. Anything you put in crispy tortilla bowls automatically looks (and tastes?)…

What makes a great family?

My husband and I are knee-deep in Netflix’s production of “The Crown.” What a terrific ride through history and a ‘fly on the wall’ perspective of the inner-workings of the royal family; especially Queen Elizabeth. Without giving anything away, let me just say I had no idea of the extent of the torment, sadness and…

Netflix Movie Recommendation

These were absolutely horrific murders. Chris Watts, a Colorado husband and father, killed his pregnant wife and their two precious, little girls. American Murder tells the story of the unravelling of lies; lies about the murder, and lies about the marriage. What makes this presentation uniquely fascinating is that most of what you see is…

“Sour Grapes”-Week-end Movie Recommendation

Welcome to wine enjoyed in a “statusphere” I never even knew existed: a world of competitive auctions, lavish tastings, extravagant dinners and sleight of hand so crafty that even the most educated wine connoisseur could be swindled out of millions of dollars. Sour Grapes (2016) is an intriguing documentary on Netflix that sticks its nose…

#1 On My Bucket List!

There I was, standing in a paper “gown,” staring out the picture window at the beautiful view waiting for my dermatologist to come into the exam room.  At one point, a fisherman motored by in his boat to pull up traps spaced along the dock.  Maybe the traps were nothing but a ruse so he…

Binge-worthy TV.

Wild, Wild Country is a six episode series running on Netflix about a cult that took over a small town in Oregon back in the 1980’s. I vaguely remember reading about it in the news at that time, but the details presented are fascinating. Actual footage (taken by cult members themselves) made for a truly…