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Maggie!

Watch Downton Abbey: The Best Maggie Moments on PBS. See more from Masterpiece. Too good not to share. Maggie Smith has been absolutely brilliant as…

Petits riens

First Photos I love that the shutter on this camera is so quick. Images are really clear, too. Byron, above, in a pensive mood. I’d…

Worth watching for the costumes alone…

Where Downton Abbey and Fashion intersect, you’ll find The House of Eliott. Tabitha’s delightfully entertaining post about Downton Abbey reminded me that I hadn’t watched The…

Cette semaine, j’adore…

Pivoines!  They’re in season right now, and you can find at Trader Joe’s here in LA for $6 per bunch! Kale in salads! How did…

Under the (blazing) Tuscan sun…

Temperatures here in Florence have been hitting 89F/32C daily. It’s about 10F degrees warmer than we’d anticipated, even factoring in that so far this spring…

Sunday Music Corner

I know I’ve shared this one before, but it’s always worth another view/listen. And if you haven’t seen the movie “Diva,” from which this clip is taken,…

R.I.P. Jack LaLanne

Before Jane Fonda, before Buns of Steel, there was Jack LaLanne. My mother and her friends would pull up a chair (literally…he used a chair…