A simple and cultured life.

60 Days to Your Best – Day 12 (Hara hachi bun me)

Good evening from Vienna, Austria! We are a family that gets invited to a lot of parties on the weekends. Baptisms, birthdays, anniversaries and other family type events. Because of this there are large amounts of food that are always present. Today, for example, was the baptism of a very good friend’s baby. It was a lovely service and a lively celebration afterwards. And of…

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How to Do Christmas…

  Christmas time is nearly here and with the combination of Christmas parties, decorating, finding gifts and travel it can be downright stressful. On top of that, I find that this season brings an onslaught of different viruses and illnesses that can make the season feel anything but “bright”. My job as the father of my family is steer this clan through the tumultuous season…

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Our Current Favorite Wine

Good evening all, I said before that I would write about our favorite wine (at the moment). For quite some time now we have been smitten by the Right Bank wines from Bordeaux. I even put together a primer on Bordeaux wines for a little information on this fine winemaking region. Our current favorite wine is the Château d’Armailhac from 2009. Château d’Armailhac is one of the wines…

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