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I'm so lucky! Its a Christmas Candy Overload.

There’s nothing like a trip to World Market to make me feel like a candy chompin’ kid again. It’s so cold out, plus its finals week, so I have been hunkering down with some of my Christmas favs from Germany. I used to love receiving a chocolate Advent calendar every year before Christmas. Most of the calendars that you buy start on December 1st, just to make it easy, and count down to December 25th. With every day, you patiently...

Tuesday Tunes: So Ein Schöner Tag!

– October is almost over and sadly, I have been so busy that I don’t have one moment of arm-linked singing under an Oktoberfest tent nor a single sip from a beer stein to show for it. Feeling nostalgic, I scoured youtube in search of a bit of lederhosen fun until I came across this video. “So Ein Schöner Tag/ Fliegerlied” isn’t a traditional Oktoberfest song like “Ein Prosit” (Oans- Zwoa- Drei- G’SUFFA!) but over the past 5 years or...

Christkindl Market in Chicago: One of the Best Things Ever!

KRISTKINDLE-MARKET

Like “Bright paper packages tied up with string” Chicago’s annual German style Christkindl Market is definitely one of my most favorite things!   —There was once a cleverly written post living here until about 15 minutes ago, but I did sometime wrong and I just don’t have the heart to do it over again. Besides it’s Christmas Eve—- Happy Holidays anyway!...

Global Art & Design: Do you…Etsy?

I have an etsy shop. It’s currently empty… but I can say that I am a proud shop owner and I fully intend to stock it with lots of global travel inspired offerings sometime…soon. I love etsy, it’s an awesome website for crafters, artisans and vintage lovers of all kinds to unite together in the world of buying and sellingness. I even have a few circles and manage to connect socially with others artists on the site from time to...

Tasty Tuesday & Tuesday Tunes: Sweet Potato Latkes & Deva Premal

Tuesday Tunes: Deva Premal If you meditate or practice yoga, you’ve probably spent at lot of time listening to the soothing voice of the fantastic Deva Premal. The music of this mantra chanting singer will get you into “the gap” faster than anyone I have ever heard. When you hear the melodious sound of Deva expertly delivering the “Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya” you may be surprise to find that rather than being a native of Mumbai she was actually born...

Tasty Tuesday and Tuesday Tunes: German Kirschkuchen & B-Tribe

Tuesday Tunes: B-Tribe Today, for me was full of surprises. As I was preparing to write about one of my all-time favorite world music groups, B-Tribe aka The Barcelona Tribe of Soulsters, I was more than a little shocked to find out who these artists really were. This is a group whose music I have enjoyed for over ten years. Their soulful sound is a fusion of flamenco guitar, mellow electronica and ambient grooves. Although, there isn’t one lead singer,...