A Writer’s Inspiration

Originally posted on AmaliaVida:
For months now I have slacked in my writing. See that? I used the word “slacked”…it tends to be a more negative connotation and fact of the matter is,…

Where to Stay in Jarabacoa – Dominican Mountains, Part II

The Hotel Gran Jimenoa quietly resides on rolling tropical mountains, co-existing cozily in lush layers of green foliage. While sitting in a wooden rocking chair in the early morning, I reveled in the humid… Continue reading

Miami – The American Caribbean

I’m literally, while writing this post, sitting in my friend’s home in Miami after enjoying an amazing salmon meal for lunch. My layover is one of the longest I’ve ever had before…9am to… Continue reading

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    Get a load of Eric's shell wreaths! He makes them from the sea shells we've collected here along the Mediterranean shores of Spain. From Xeraco to Denia, we have buckets of them and he keeps collecting and keeps creating these awesome, travel-inspired works of art. We live pretty light, so it's charming when living on the sea means having abundant access to the treasures of the Mediterranean. We love, appreciate and treasure her for it! Eric recently cooked up 'zucchini' as a pasta substitute to his amazing beef and vegetable ragout. It was so delicious! Do you have any creative ways you like to enjoy zucchini, or as our good Scottish friends call it, courgette? Finally! An amazing cocktail here in Denia - gotta admit, a good cocktail is in our opinion something rare here in our beloved Mediterranean town. Until this weekend, that is. Angelo of Chiringuito Mojito (our neighbor / beach bar), whipped up a fantastic beach version of a 'Greyhound'. He literally used a fresh, pink grapefruit, peeling it and blending chunks of it with a little bit of ice, just enough to chill it and create a juice. Then he stirred it in with vodka, and garnished with a large slice of melon, two strawberries, and the incredible monkey on a palm toothpick. Thank you Angelo! We loved it, loved it loved it! Ever created with sea glass? Eric loves creating art with his hands from what the Med surprises us with. Here's a close-up of the rainbow-colors of our growing stash of sea glass that we've collected from one of the gorgeous rocky beaches along Las Rotas, near where we live. Isn't it mesmerizing? Can you guess what Amalia made yesterday? She rarely cooks (and we mean never!), but her creative twist on this yummy Spanish summer fave turned out successful 😋. Some more pics of the amazing animals we met at the Valencia Bioparc. Click link in bio for the short video, Mondays in Valencia Be Like, and for the upcoming story and more photos of these incredible creatures.
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