Archives for February 2015

HOW TO SEE LISBON PORTUGAL IN A DAY

HOW TO SEE LISBON PORTUGAL IN A DAY Greetings from Lisbon, Portugal. Lisbon is where we would embark on our 7 country European & African cruise aboard Oceania’s new ship, Riviera.  Having only a single day to take in the sights of Lisbon before embarking on our cruise, we decided to hire an expert guide […]

HOW TO SEE #LISBON #PORTUGAL IN A DAY | The #Alfama District | www.AfterOrangeCounty.com
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A VISIT TO THE OLISSIPPO LAPA PALACE HOTEL IN LISBON

Greetings. In my last travel post I invited you to take a cruise with me aboard Oceania Cruise Lines, Riviera. But actually, before we do that, I want to show you around Lisbon, Portugal. It was in Lisbon that we joined the 3rd leg of Riviera’s maiden voyage. In order to insure that we met […]

Sundays With Celia Vol 31 | A VISIT TO THE OLISSIPPO LAPA PALACE HOTEL IN LISBON | www.AfterOrangeCopunty.com
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DARK CHOCOLATE CAKE WITH FRESH STRAWBERRY BUTTERCREAM

Hi there! In the March 2015 issue of Better Homes and Gardens Magazine I found the perfect cake recipe and made it for my friend Cindy’s birthday party. The recipe was developed by a food and lifestyle blogger I admire named Beth Kirby of Local Milk. I used her recipe for Dark Chocolate Cake with Fresh […]

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CELEBRATING A BIRTHDAY IN AN OLD LOG CABIN

Hello. This past weekend was a busy one. We had house guests, my son’s ski buddies visiting from England. These 3 young chaps don’t get to ski on real snow in England, where downhill winter sports take place in indoor domes on artificial snow. So, if you’re British and looking for an inexpensive place to […]

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COME CRUISE WITH ME

Hello, In my last post I told you about celebrating my son’s 30th birthday at The Arizona Biltmore Hotel. As it happens, this is a really big year for big birthdays in our family. In addition to Nathan turning 30, in March my youngest offspring will turn 18, and in May I will be celebrating […]

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CELEBRATING A 30th BIRTHDAY AT THE ARIZONA BILTMORE HOTEL

Hi there! Last week I invited you to a beautiful engagement party. Did you see that post? If not, you can view it by clicking here. That party took place in Scottsdale, Arizona at the magnificent home of my friend Jen. My entire family flew in for the big event. Nathan & family from DC, […]

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