Life as Art

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My year wasn’t supposed to start like this.  It’s not exactly how I planned it.  Nor did my next door neighbor or some of my friends.  This last Saturday I went to my second funeral this month.  Death is not the way to start a new year.  It’s not really the way to start anything, but this is where we …

Nines – Portland Bride and Groom Bridal Show

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Yesterday the Nines Hotel was packed with beautiful hallway after beautiful hallway, as the Portland Bride and Groom Bridal Show got under way. The show was a great opportunity to meet with excited brides and (some) not-so-excited grooms. But it was also an opportunity to meet with other providers–some of whom really stood out in their craft. Here is a …

Italy: A Love Story, Day Three

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I think I need to start this post out by saying that I think this might have been one of my favorite days in Italy.  This was our first morning in Florence and we woke up to this…   I’m telling you Cristiana and Marco were the BEST hosts!  After our wonderful breakfast and what would become one of my favorite …

Italy: A Love Story, Day Two

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Unfortunately, not having slept as well as I had hoped, I actually discovered that I was sick with a bit of an intense cold and our time was all wonky, I still woke up to a beautiful morning in Mestre.  We were staying just outside the main city of Venice and it was wonderfully quiet.  The early morning birds had …

Italy: A Love Story, Day One

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In a way I’m a little unsure how to start this story. I guess from the beginning, which is simply that I’ve dreamed of going to Italy my whole life. I really can’t tell you what had me so drawn in, but I’ve always loved Italian food, good Italian food, and the old houses and history and wrought iron and …