Category Archives: Sunshine

Two Buttons in Frenchtown, N.J.

Hugs to my bestie Peggy who surprised me with a trip to Eat, Pray, Love author Elizabeth Gilbert‘s shop — Two Buttons — in Frenchtown, N.J.  Peggy knows what a woman needs:  great friends, sunny days and unlimited adventures. She knows that sometimes you need to Seize … Continue reading

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Key West, Our Annual Tradition

Every August my husband Mike and I leave our young adult children and our more-than-capable house sitter cum cat wrangler and head for Key West, that super casual town where “formal wear” includes flip flops. We have a firm ritual … Continue reading

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Hilton Head, S.C.: The Beach Is Great, But Have You Tried the Cupcakes?

During my three weeks in Bluffton, S.C. I drove across the bridges to Hilton Head Island a number of times. I love the beach and the drive took an easy 30 minutes versus the hours in bumper-to-bumper traffic it takes … Continue reading

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Finding My Rhythm, South Carolina Style

Darlene’s South Carolina Schedule*: 7:30am Wake Up 8:30am Run 9:30am Sun 1:30pm Fun *Subject to change without notice Yes, I’ve found a rhythm of sorts here in South Carolina. I wake up earlier, often without an alarm jangling in my … Continue reading

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Protecting My Skin from the South Carolina Sunshine

Since my husband Mike and I are thinking about relocating to Hampton Lake in Bluffton, S.C. I know it’s critical that I find a new sunscreen, one that protects my skin, but doesn’t make me break out. This South Carolina … Continue reading

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Key West: Eat, Drink and Be Merry

Last night my husband Mike and I ate at the Westin’s Latitudes, a terrific restaurant on its own private island. We caught the Sunset Key launch at 6:15 so we would have plenty of time to settle in and watch … Continue reading

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It’s a Gray N.J. Tuesday and I’d Rather Be in Arizona

Are you pining for sunshine? Or do you already live in a sunshine-y state?

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Chuck the To Do List and Start a Spring Garden Cleanup

This morning I went to my beloved dentist Dr. K for a checkup. I was fully prepared to be hooked, poked and generally put through my pain paces for a good 30 minutes as he scraped, buffed and polished me … Continue reading

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Northern New Jersey vs San Diego, CA in February: And Your Choice Is?

My husband Mike left on a five-day business trip to San Diego, CA on Saturday morning. When he left the weather in Northern New Jersey was miserable: drizzle, freezing rain and snow showers.  Fortunately, his plane took off on time … Continue reading

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