• The Visual Feast of Moroccan Tile

    Moroccan architecture is recognized as being among the most beautiful in the world, with intricate tile designs enhancing many buildings. Moroccan tiles are called “zellige,” (or “zellij”), an Arabic word that translates…

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    Old Plus New: Eclectic Room Design

    “Eclectic,” is defined as “composed of elements drawn from various sources.” Eclectic design is exactly that. It involves creating a design with elements from a range of periods and styles, along with…

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    A Dog State of Mind

    Most dogs don’t have bad moods. If they are provided with the food they like, playtime, time to snuggle with you, and a daily walk, they are generally in an outstanding mood.…

  • The Pleasure of Food, the French Way

    Diets are stressful. That one day when you “cheated” can leave you feeling guilty, or you restrict yourself from eating your favorites. When food becomes associated with guilt, regret, or disappointment, the…

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    Home is a Sanctuary

    A sanctuary is defined as “a place of refuge or safety.” When you are in your own home, you should feel safe and protected, away from the stresses of life. Creating a…

  • Modern Can Be Cozy

    Modern interior design, whether mid-century, transitional, eclectic, or contemporary, can be warmed by adding natural elements. Interior design trends are constantly changing, but one thing never changes – your home should be…

  • Dogs or Cats?

    It appears the controversy regarding dogs or cats has been part of human culture since time began. Research reveals that people were either dog or cat lovers back to the stone age. …

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    A World Tour of Coffee

    We love our coffee, and we all have our favorites, whether a latte, cappuccino, espresso, or American-style sweet coffee drink. Around the world, every country has unique coffee flavors and preparations, and…

  • Magnificent Switzerland

    Visiting Switzerland is an experience, with stunning Alpine peaks and gentle valleys, charming villages, and historical architecture. The country is the home of many beautiful medieval castles, which are maintained in perfect…