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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...

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,...

Nothing says lovin’ like Toblerone Brownies in the oven!

For me, the best cures for cold winters are chocolate comfort foods. When I was a kid growing up in Germany, some of my favorite comfort snacks were Nutella on brötchen (crusty bread rolls), Bahlsen Hit cookies and Toblerone chocolate bars. If you’ve never had Toblerone, it’s a triangular Swiss milk chocolate bar with a layer of crunchy honey and almond nougat pieces on the bottom. I like to think of it as little pyramids of heaven! Unfortunately, my big...