One of my earlier memories is the cherry tree in a vacant lot next to our home in Tacoma. I was too little to reach the branches. As I grew, the tree grew, too, and the cherries always seemed out of reach. Now it’s a simple matter of stopping at an outdoor market for cherries that just keep getting larger and sweeter with each passing year. And they’re good for you, too! Bunny The...[read more]
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As a party pro for over 30 years I have found there are only three basic things that guarantee a good time for all. Eclectic guest list (neighborhood butcher, hot UPS driver, friends from church, those nice people you met last week in bar and neighbors) Food and beverage (nothing too fancy and forget the veggie platter from Safeway no one eats it) Never run out of ice (and...[read more]
(original article) The New Rules of Flirting The Science Behind the Wink and the Smile; Men Overestimate Women's Interest By ELIZABETH BERNSTEIN Tamara Wilson considers herself an equal-opportunity flirt. She banters playfully and purposefully with her butcher (who sharpens her knives at no extra charge), with security officials at the airport (one let her onto a flight even though...[read more]
Winter and spring have taunted us with only a few sunny days and we’re feeling entitled to some conspicuous consumption of the cocktail kind, whether inside or out. We’ll happily don some sunglasses, slip on a springy shift, and show a little skin—even if we have to spray on tans over our sun-deprived legs! Bring on the patios, the happy hour, and fair-weather drinks and we’re...[read more]
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