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Holiday parties – tips and tricks

I'm hosting 22+ people (not counting children under 2) in my house today for a holiday potluck. It's going to be awesome! My husband, the master of all things carne, is busy grilling his special pork and beef ribs out on the deck. Here are my tips and tricks for a successful holiday party: Seating:… Continue reading Holiday parties – tips and tricks

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Most beautiful actresses from the Golden Age of Hollywood

As you know, my mother watched marathons of old-Hollywood movie reruns on TV, and dragged me into it with her. After a while, I grew to like them myself (though it took me probably the 6th time of watching it to fully appreciate Gone with the Wind). Here are some of my favorite actresses (and… Continue reading Most beautiful actresses from the Golden Age of Hollywood

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Best cities to live in for singles and couples without kids: international edition

Lots of job opportunities Lots of great universities (hence, lots of young, like-minded, energetic people) International and domestic airport hub Great public transportation Lots of night life (city that never sleeps) Diversity and multi-cultural Fantastic amenities (restaurants, shopping, parks, theaters, clubs, other amusements) Nice to have: some large bodies of water (rivers, lakes, ocean) Based… Continue reading Best cities to live in for singles and couples without kids: international edition

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My favorite body part on a man – what’s yours?

OK, first off, privates are off limits. I know your mind went straight to the gutter, but let’s pull it out for a second. Let me narrow the choices down: Arms Shoulders Legs Chest Abs Butt Hips Neck Hands Feet I think I covered everything except privates and head, including the face. So if you… Continue reading My favorite body part on a man – what’s yours?

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Favorite romantic comedies just in time for the holidays!

The Proposal: Perfect combination of Ryan Reynolds and Sandra Bullock, both at the top of their comedic game. I wish I had an assistant like Reynolds’ character… Bridget Jones Diary: Renee Zellweger is just so adorable here, and I prefer her looking plump than looking rail thin anyway Love Actually: Not entirely a romantic comedy,… Continue reading Favorite romantic comedies just in time for the holidays!

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Actors I’ve been (slightly) obsessed with in recent history and the roles they played

Authors often get asked where their inspiration comes from. I don’t know about others, but I get pretty inspired by hot guys 🙂 In writing any romance novel, it’s important to have a likable, relatable heroine, but for me, the most important part that keeps me writing is creating the sexiest, most badass, usually tortured,… Continue reading Actors I’ve been (slightly) obsessed with in recent history and the roles they played