Do we ever need a reason to eat something sweet? Absolutely not which is what makes treats the best. But trust me I can find numerous reasons to pay a visit to this new pastry shop in San Francisco. In the Lower Haight district of San Francisco, a new up and coming dessert has hit the streets. Opening just a few months ago on the corner of Fillmore and Haight, Choux Bakery is bringing their tasty cream puffs to another level.

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“The changing of colors is always a comforting reminder that endings are just preparation for new beginnings.”

I am always a sucker for all things fall. So on a Sunday afternoon after seeing a few photos of Napa Valley online, I dragged my husband out of bed and set out to experience all that Napa Valley had to do offer for fall. The first stop was at the Oxbow Market in Napa for a quick bite at 5 Dot Ranch to fuel up for the day. The rest of the day was spent driving down Silverado Trails stopping at numerous wineries to take in views, enjoy fine wine, and of course to capture the colors of autumn.

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Along the slice of heaven, better known as the Amalfi Coast of Italy, lies a small town called Ravello. Perched on the top of a mountainside, this quaint place has rivaling views looking out across the Mediterranean Sea. Naturally where else would you put one of the best, luxury hotels in the world? Belmond Hotels has done it again and has done it well. At the entrance of Ravello, down the brick road, lies an old historic palace that has been transformed into the current Hotel Caruso. As you enter inside, the fresco walls, a warm smile, and a greeting of “Welcome to the Caruso” will quickly sweep you off your feet. This is my review of the Belmond Hotel Caruso ( a Leading Hotels of the World property)…

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Santorini, Greece has become a special place to me as it was one of my favorite stops in the Greek isles. The people are so friendly, warm smiles everywhere you go, the food was made with passion and the views, well were memorable. I loved exploring Fira and Oia and finding hidden cafes on the side streets. Santorini is a diverse island that has many different ways to enjoy it. These here are the top things to do in Santorini….

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The Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria is one of the best hotels in Sorrento for those who are looking to not be right on the main path, experience old world Italian charm, and have a luxurious stay that rivals some of the best in the world. The staff were friendly and made the stay even more enjoyable (the concierge even brought me a converter when I forgot mine!). Thank you to Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria for such a wonderful experience in Sorrento, Italy.

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