Destination: Rio

Sean and Tony departed to Rio de Janeiro to unwind and relax after the holiday. The botanical gardens were first on the list of sites with Christ the Redeemer in the background of the first photo is breathtaking. The statue is surrounded by mist after a heavy rain.

When it’s time for a café break Tony enjoys treats from Confeitaria Colombo on Rua Gonçalves Dias, 32, this establishment is 120 years old and the food is absolutely amazing when dining in an antiquated establishment.Copacabana is one of the most famous beaches in the world, and is absolutely beautiful after a storm. You can almost hear the sounds of bossa nova from Antônio Carlos Jobim.

Travel stylishly,



Heath neighborhood during the Thanksgiving full moon.

Thanksgiving weekend has come to an end and after another day of cooking, I am curled up with a glass of wine contemplating all for which I am thankful. I feel no matter how busy we are there is always time to contemplate and to be grateful.

The nightly news used to be a program that was watched to stay informed while prepping dinner, but lately daily events from around the world have become terrifying. It’s saddening to know people have lost so much to fire, war and hate or viewing adults finding it easy to mistreat one another, all for the sake of money.

As, I sit pondering the vicissitudes of hate; the bottom line is we must be good to one another no matter someone’s skin color or religious preference. Work to be perceptive and decent when dealing with others, and always be available to assist when needed.

I hope everyone had a relaxing holiday,