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We’re all like Olivia Pope when it comes to wine

Vine Art ... from the palate of first vine wine online

I'm not sure what the medal on the bottom is all about, but this is a good and interesting wine book. I’m not sure what the medal on the bottle is all about, but this is a good and interesting wine book.

A couple of months ago I was asked to review a book about wine. Not even an e-book like I usually get, but a genuine soft-cover copy. Tom Stevenson’s Buy the Right Wine Every Time — The No-Fuss No-Vintage Wine Guide is an interesting read and presents a lot of good information and wine reviews in an easily understandable format.

But first you have to get past the very loud front and back cover. The cutesy copy on the back (more about that here) proclaims that it’s for people who “drink wine but don’t think wine,” and who “prefer to stick to the types of wine [they] know.” With Stevenson’s help, they’ll get “instant professional guidance so [they’ll] buy the right wine every time.”

Fortunately, the contents…

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Paris, France – streets near the Eiffel Tower

I am moving to Paris.

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Paris street Eiffel

NIKON D300, Nikon 18-200 VR

This past year while in Paris I was in search of some street shots with the Eiffel Tower in the background.  It wasn’t as easy as it sounds.  I was walking on the back left side of the tower (if you are looking at it from the front).  I walked for about 45 minutes and wanted the perfect angle and shot…I found this one about 1 km away.   These look like apartments…and I can be certain they are not cheap!  It looked like a nice neighborhood…on every corner you can find a small shop or bakery.   Just beautiful!

It was fun just walking around trying to get this shot.  At this time, HDR was not in my mind….but this shot might have been perfect for HDR.  One day I hope to walk these streets again.  I can go for a crepe right now…

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30 Thought-Provoking Quotes For When You’re Feeling A Bit Stuck In Life

Thought Catalog

via Summer via Summer

I collect quotes. If I come across a line in a book that moves me, or a quotation online that really speaks to me, I always write it down. I refer back to these quotes frequently. When I’m feeling lost or stuck in life, or just a little down on myself, it helps to read the comforting words of someone wiser than me. They reassure me about the direction I’m going in life, and help me realize that everything isn’t as bad as it may seem.

Here are some of my favorite inspirational, motivational, uplifting, and simply thought-provoking quotes:

1.

“Mistakes are a great educator when one is honest enough to admit them and willing to learn from them.” – Alexander Solzhenitsyn

2.

“Never let anyone disturb your composure, deter your accomplishment, or destroy your happiness.”

3.

“You can only try your best. And if they can’t appreciate…

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Here’s Where You Should Live Based On Your Myers-Briggs Personality Type

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Sue ClarkSue Clark

ISFJ – Zurich, Switzerland

If there’s anything an ISFJ likes it’s a clean, well-ordered environment where everyone gets along nicely and everything works the way it should. In the pristine city of Zurich, ISFJs will find themselves perfectly at home. Reserved but polite, the citizens of Switzerland don’t like to raise much of a fuss unless they have to. They go about their days, get business done as they should and then retire to their well-maintained homes with their close-knit families. Ever-neutral Switzerland is the ideal spot for the peace-seeking ISFJ. No fuss, no muss, no hefty disagreements.

ENTP – Hong Kong

Hong Kong offers a diverse fusion of the Eastern and Western worlds, with enough food, entertainment, languages, religions, diversity and opportunity to keep the ENTP intellectually stimulated until the end of time. This type loves exploring new avenues of thought and new methods of experiencing life…

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We buy things we don’t need, with money we don’t have, to impress people we don’t like.

Stu's Blog

I don’t know about you, but for me it’s a real symptom : Ever noticed how somedays, when you’re feeling down, you go out and buy something, as a kind of reward or present to yourself. And that feeling down can be anything from frustration at your job, frustration with life in general or just about anything else.

I can remember being in Paris and going into town on a Saturday, and regularly buying something that I didn’t need. It made me feel good, it made me feel cool, it made me feel part of the « in-crowd », but I definitely didn’t need it.

Conversely I can remember times, when I wasn’t working as such but doing only exactly what I wanted, what I was interested in, including lots of sport, spending plenty of time with my firends without feeling pressurised because it was the weekend and we didn’t have a lot…

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Who You Are versus Who They Told You to Be

When You Find Him