Best Airbnb in Porto: Casa Da Praca

My first trip to Portugal was not without adventure, we arrived late at night and I was fighting off a severe and persistent cold that seemingly would not quit. When we arrived at Casa Da Praca, Elio – the property manager – was a sight for sore eyes. Not only was he extremely welcoming, helping us with our bags and…
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Cha Das Cinco: Breakfast in Porto

Located on the Douro river estuary, which follows upriver until it reaches the Atlantic Ocean, Porto is the second largest city in Portugal. It was the third country, and second stop on my recent trip overseas. I was enamored with the Portuguese city, with its stone streets, blue and white azulejos tiles, old churches and monasteries. Before heading out for…
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With MarieBelle, “Chocolate is Magic”

Synonymous with fine chocolate, MarieBelle chocolates hosted a decadent debut of their appropriately named short film – “Chocolate is Magic”. As a dedicated fan of their hot chocolates, I was thrilled to join the famed brand at their SoHo shop for an evening of treats. The shop, covered wall to wall with ingeniously packaged sweets is quite simply a chocolate…
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Autumn Adventuring with Duchess County Farm Fresh Rail Tours

Heading up the Hudson to Duchess County every fall is one of my favorite family traditions. Thanks to the MTA, finding our way upriver is as easy as ever. Once September hits, I immediately begin anticipating cold weather, looking out for the changing of the leaves, and craving crisp apple cider. MTA Getaways offer New Yorkers the opportunity to get…
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5 Ways to Spring Clean Your Workspace

This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx.com on behalf of the Paper + Packaging Board When I was a little girl I used to be obsessed with fresh sheets of paper. My grandfather, a lawyer, used to have boxes of legal pads in his office and I would regularly raid them. Armed with stacks of lined paper and handfuls of inky…
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