We Have Exciting News! Come See Our New Video for Adventures of Empty Nesters

A new video for Adventures of Empty Nesters.

A New Video for Adventures of Empty Nesters!

I am very excited to announce that we have just finished a new video for Adventures of Empty Nesters. We wanted to convey to our audience just what we are all about! We partnered with Clint Simone (our very talented nephew) as he filmed, directed and produced this pretty snappy video.

Clint’s vision was to show what it is really like in the “Empty Nest” and how embracing Life 2.0 is the best way to find adventure at this time in our lives. Our kids are grown and flown from the nest and now it’s our turn. It is time to determine what we want to do next and how we will go about it.

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A Perfect Day in Siena with Tuscan Women Cook

A perfect day in Siena
Piazza del Campo is the principal public space of the historic center of Siena, Tuscany, Italy and is regarded as one of Europe’s greatest medieval squares.

Every day is a perfect day in Siena ~

A perfect day in Siena
The spectacular clock tower or Torre del Mangia of Siena was built 1338-1348 and is located in the Piazza del Campo.

The title of this post is a bit misleading. It should read “every day is a perfect day in Siena and Tuscan Women Cook”! Ask any traveler fortunate enough to have visited this remarkable city and they will tell you it is their favorite.

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Four things I’ve learned from living in Seattle for one month.

Road Trip to Seattle
Road Trip to Seattle


It has been almost exactly 30 days since we started our #6monthsinSeattle adventure.

We drove for three days and nights from California to Washington and the drive was (mostly) fun.

I have already learned lots of great things about the city as well as myself from living in Seattle just in one short month!

1. I can live with much less “stuff”.

We started this whole downsize to a smaller house adventure and I knew that we would need to purge our belongings because the new house is half the size of the old one. We ended up storing about two thirds of our personal possessions in storage and kept one third to be used in the new house.

While we were renovating the house and had to move out, we then hatched the brilliant plan to move to Seattle, to be near our daughter after nine years of living apart, in an urban high rise… in a teeny tiny apartment.

We then had to pare down our belongings even more because of the lack of room and closet space in our apartment. Evidently, I can live without a great deal of what I already own.

In one month, I have not longed for or whined for any of my other clothes, dishes, glasses, books, etc that are packed away and inaccessible.

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Find Adventure in Midlife!

You’ve reached midlife, the kids are doing great… now what? I believe that might be the million-dollar question. What do you want to do when you grow up? Now that our kids are grown and we have put all of our energy into making them the very best adults they can be, it is our …

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Los Angeles Times “The Taste” – Another Culinary Adventure!

Delicious food + handcrafted cocktails + Hollywood = A Creative Culinary Adventure! Over the Labor Day Weekend, we enjoyed a special culinary adventure in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Times event called The Taste, was held on the backlot of Paramount Pictures Studios in Hollywood, CA and was absolutely fabulous in EVERY way. Chefs, restaurants, food writers and …

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