Villa del Palmar: The Hidden Gem in the Baja Peninsula

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Villa del Palmar: The Hidden Gem in the Baja Peninsula – Luxury resort, history and sapphire waters found at the Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto

When you discover a vacation spot that is so magical, do you tell everyone? Do you share this seemingly private place that offers a type of beauty that comes from nature itself? In a world where traveling is somewhat taken for granted, it is at the Villa del Palmar Beach Resort and Spa in Loreto, Mexico, that you will learn how mountains, sea, desert and water come together to bring you a sense of peacefulness like no where else.… Read more

Visit Brazil in the Garden at Chicago Botanical Garden

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Visit Brazil in the Garden at Chicago Botanical Garden – Explore the robust colors and textures of Brazilian modern landscape architect, Roberto Burle Marx.

Vibrant colors. Gorgeous tropical landscape. Brazilian designer. Beautiful artwork. Equals a glorious walk through “Brazil in the Garden” on the grounds of the pristine and expansive Chicago Botanical Garden in Glencoe, Illinois.

Visit Brazil in the Garden at Chicago Botanical Garden


We know that design comes in many formats. In this case, we are talking about modern aesthetics that Roberto Burle Marx, famed Brazilian modernist landscape architect and artist, inspired. Perhaps he is best known for his plan for the boardwalk along Rio de Janeiro’s Copacabana Beach, which continues his modern design using stone pavers.… Read more

LuxeHome: Premier Interior Design Resources For Your Home

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Need inspiration for your home build or remodel, then visit the Merchandise Mart – LuxeHome: Premier Interior Design Resources For Your Home

Here’s my truth. I love looking at home design. Walking through showrooms, looking at magazines and of course, my addiction to HGTV episodes. If I could redecorate every room in my home, I would do that. I think that is such a cool part of the job of an interior designer. They don’t just have one room in a house to design but have lots of clients who each have their own style that they need to consider. I am fascinated by the talent that designers have to take a blank space and create the environment that reflects someone’s personal taste.… Read more

7 Chicago Restaurants and Rooftops to Visit

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7 Chicago Restaurants and Rooftops to Visit – Sharing new restaurants and long time favorites in Chicago’s exciting and ever evolving restaurant world.

Summer in the city is fast moving when you live in a four season climate. We take advantage of every moment of warmth, sunshine and opportunity to enjoy the outdoors without having to be dressed in a heavy coat and snow boots. I have been to so many great places this summer that I want to share them all with you. So, gather your friends and stop by some of the delicious restaurants and rooftops in and around the city.… Read more

Food Network Invades Villa Del Palmar Kitchens

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Food Network Invades Villa Del Palmar Kitchens – Celebrating Celebrity Chef Week as they take over the kitchens of luxury resort, Villa del Palmar, Loreto, Mexico.

When you are a food blogger and you receive an invitation to attend Food Network Chefs’ Week at the beautiful and luxurious Villa Del Palmar resort at the Islands of Loreto, you grab your bag and go. No second thoughts. Just anticipation of what will be a week of delicious food and gorgeous scenery.Food Network Invades Villa Del Palmar KitchensOur first meal welcoming us to the resort included these shrimp tacos that were so good, I ordered them several days in a row!Read more

Tropical Kefir Chia Pudding with Mango and Coconut

Tropical Kefir Chia Pudding with Mango and Coconut

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A Recipe for Lifeway Kefir Chia Pudding

We are halfway into the year. We made that resolution to eat healthier this year. But how exactly do we do it? If you give everything up you love, your odds of staying on track may be challenging. My feeling is to go one step at a time with eliminating and altering your food choices. While I don’t have a solution to every question on this issue, I am looking for foods and recipes that focus on a healthier way of eating. Which is why I am sharing a new find but one that has been around Eastern Europe for a very long time.… Read more

Get A Good Night’s Sleep With Layla Mattress

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So, how did you sleep last night? Do you feel rested? There is nothing like a good night’s sleep to make or break your day. And if you have a bad back, you will totally know that having a good mattress makes a huge difference in how you feel the next day.


In my search for a new mattress, I learned about the Layla Mattress while surfing the web.… Read more

Exploring the Sapphire Blue Waters and History of Loreto, Mexico

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There is a small town in the Baja peninsula known as Loreto that will remind you of the beauty of nature and the luxury of a slower pace of life. Having just spent time at the Villa del Palmar Beach Resort and Spa at the Islands of Loreto, I was introduced to the peace that is found in this city. (To learn more about Villa del Palmar, please see their special offer here with code “CHEFW17”)

Just a short flight from Los Angeles brings you to a town that sits on the sapphire blue waters of the Sea of Cortez.… Read more

UncommonGoods: An Artisan Showcase

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So, how many bridal shower, birthday party, wedding and anniversary party invitations do you have hanging on your fridge? Have you found THE gift to give for Mother’s Day or Father’s Day? If you are tired of walking the malls and surfing the web, then you should check out Inspiring Kitchen’s new shopping discovery: UncommonGoods.

Just like its name sounds, this unique online store has a wide assortment of items that range from jewelry to home goods to kitchen and bar to artwork to kids options and beyond. These creative and original designs are not typically found in your traditional mall stores.… Read more

Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2017: 10 Creative Ideas

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2017

If you are lucky enough to have a woman in your life to call Mom or a lady who has cared for you in the way only a Mother can, then you know her special day is fast approaching. Are you ready? In reality, we should be celebrating Mom every day for all she does for us, right?! But officially, her day is Sunday, May 14.

Finding the perfect gift that describes your relationship with your Mom can be overwhelming. To help inspire you to choose the perfect gift just for her, Inspiring Kitchen has curated a special collection for you to browse.… Read more