The Remarkable Ruins of The City of Pompeii.

The Remarkable Ruins of The City of Pompeii.

While on my Mediterranean cruise we stopped in Naples, Italy. Although I had been to Italy many years before I had never been to Southern Italy. While looking over the possible excursions prior to the cruise I came across one that included the city of Pompeii. Years ago my Mother visited Pompeii and I distinctly remember her telling me about the remarkable ruins. She spoke of shells of human…

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A Tasting of Napa Valley with Hall Wines!

A Tasting of Napa Valley with Hall Wines!

Where you aware that Napa Valley is known as an Appellation AKA an American Viticultural Area (AVA) with sub-appellations? Although Napa Valley is known for its dry and warm climate, it is actually diverse in terms of temperatures, altitude and soil. For example areas closer to the San Francisco Bay have cooler temperatures year round. Depending on where the grape grows within these…

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A conversation with the unique visual artist Diana Toma @bartaco

A conversation with the unique visual artist Diana Toma @bartaco

So, let me tell you a story. It was a weeknight and I had nothing to eat at home. I decided to try the convenient take out window at one of my favorite restaurants in Atlanta-bartaco. After calling ahead and picking up my order I was on my way back to my car when I looked up behind me and saw a billboard above the restaurant showing the most interesting & beautiful work of art. It struck a chord…

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The Sophisticated Life Has A Whole NEW Look! Plus A Giveaway!

The Sophisticated Life Has A Whole NEW Look! Plus A Giveaway!

Welcome to the brand new, fresh, fabulous and “sophisticated” (yes I had to throw that in there) look of http://www.TheSophisticatedLife.comincluding a brand new user friendly mobile version! I love this new look which brings the latest blog posts right to you first by having a slider of the most recent posts as well as having much more blog posts immediately below on the home page. You will…

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Joy’s Amazing Adventure in Australia!

Joy’s Amazing Adventure in Australia!

Another “AMAZING” Guest post from my fellow globetrotter and frequent travel companion-Joy Tippens! She shares her  many adventures in Australia with pictures that truly capture the diversity and beauty of the “land down unda”!

From Joy:

The land down unda captured my heart! What a beautiful place! I wish I had more time to spend there, but with a country about the size of the lower 48 states, I…

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The Sophisticated Life Has A Whole NEW Look! Plus A Giveaway!

The Sophisticated Life Has A Whole NEW Look! Plus A Giveaway!

Welcome to the brand new, fresh, fabulous and “sophisticated” (yes I had to throw that in there) look of http://www.TheSophisticatedLife.comincluding a brand new user friendly mobile version! I love this new look which brings the latest blog posts right to you first by having a slider of the most recent posts as well as having much more blog posts immediately below on the home page. You will…

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