• Beautiful Life
  • An Open Letter to the Women After Me

    Dear faithful readers: Please allow me to take this momentary detour. This letter is personal, and if it applies to you or someone you know, please seek out the appropriate resources. Domestic Violence is more than just a physical assault. It is emotional, financial, and psychological abuse as well. National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1.800.799.7233 YWCA […]

  • Beautiful Life
  • Manic Monday: Walking Away from the Fire

    “Sometimes walking away has nothing to do with weakness, and everything to do with strength. We walk away not because we want others to realize out worth and value, but because we finally realize our own.” ~ Robert Tew If you haven’t noticed, I sort of abandoned the blog. This was not an intentional move, […]

  • My Story
  • The Past, Present and Future: Looking back, then ahead

    So 2015 brought me a whole lot of great wine, food and friends. It also brought some great travel opportunities to the Willamette Valley (first three posts), the Finger Lakes region of NY, and the great city of Seattle, just to name a few. In all my travels, I got to hear great people speak. […]

  • IFBC
  • Taking Cues from Wine Writers: A Perspective From One Who Was At #IFBC15

    In her keynote at IFBC, Kim Severson advised: How do you translate taste into words? @kimseverson says I never say yummy. It's challenging. Take a note from wine writers. #IFBC — Lorraine Goldberg (@voraciousgirl) September 19, 2015 And it does hold true. While there is sometimes no other description for a delicacy other than “yummy”, […]

  • Goals
  • New Year – New Me????

    Well, 2014 is upon us and after much discretion at the end of 2013, I quit my job and decided to go back to school. *eeeeeekkkkk* It’s a daunting task…taking everything you’re comfortable with (most importantly a steady income) and taking a gamble on going back to school, but for me…this was a *good* thing. […]