And the Winner Is…Spain! by Lauren

October 19, 2012

Even though it was a typical rainy Amsterdam evening outside, it was all Italian and Spanish fever inside Little Collins.  The soft glow from the slowly dripping candles stood proud on the wooden tables of Little Collins as the sound system intertwined hip hop Italian and ballads of Spanish Guitar. Dita from Salotto Rosso, although [...]

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Macro school and deep fried pizza, by Hilary

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My life for the last 6 weeks has been a series of packing and unpacking my suitcase. I remember planning all my travels months ago and thinking (as one of my friends likes to say to me quite often) I may just be a little mental. After Cyprus, which was amazing but now seems like [...]

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Jet lagged, by Hilary

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What if I were all fearless. Totally and unconditionally fearless. What would I do? I have heard something like the following said, “the crazy people of the world are the one’s that become rich or famous, the rest of us just stand by in admiration.”  Or something along those lines. I don’t care of I [...]

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Turrets, by Hilary

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I have officially convinced myself that I have some bizarre form of Turrets Syndrome. Here’s what happens:  I am so totally convinced of something in my heart my mind and my soul.  I say it out loud and proclaim to the world, “THIS is what I’m going to do today”, and then seriously within minutes [...]

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Aaah Bali by Lauren

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Sitting in my pajamas, I stare at the rain falling sideways on this late June morning in the middle of Swinter (summer / winter).  We have basically had no summer here in Amsterdam so that’s my new term for this ridiculous season peppered with a day or two  of the sun peaking behind the clouds [...]

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Separation Anxiety, by Hilary

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It’s always hard coming home from a workshop.  I’ve spent the last 3.5 weeks in Cupertino, California with an amazing group of people.  We all get the unique experience about 3-4 times a year of getting flown from all around the world to launch a new product.  It’s like a bizarre arranged marriage with about [...]

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Holy Macro, by Hilary

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I had a revelation the other day as I was about to purchase yet another gorgeous vegetarian cookbook.  This particular one was written by a beautiful thin healthy looking French woman about my age.  The sun was shining on the day they shot the cover and she was radiant.  Walking through her country garden in [...]

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