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ICELAND PIC OF THE DAY 4

Posted: December 30, 2018 in Uncategorized
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Our vacation has been great, but sadly, it is time to go home.  This very cool sculpture on the waterfront in Reykjavík says it all.

ICELAND PIC OF THE DAY 3

Posted: December 28, 2018 in Uncategorized
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We took the Golden Circle tour, checking out techtonic plate boundaries, volcanoes, waterfalls, geysers, and ended it all with a soak in the famous Blue Lagoon. On the way, we met a few friendly Icelandic horses, one of the oldest pure breeds in the world…originally brought over by the Vikings.

 

ICELAND PIC OF THE DAY 2

Posted: December 27, 2018 in Uncategorized
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23934D9B-DB97-4BEF-9F07-CF8C9B37A333Having a lamb dog with everything is a must at the world famous 80+ year old Reykjavík hot dog stand!

ICELAND PIC OF THE DAY 1

Posted: December 26, 2018 in Uncategorized
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For me, 2-for-1 Moscow Mules means just that: 2 for 1 person! Fun meal at Staff in Reykjavík

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PARIS PIC OF THE DAY 5

Posted: December 25, 2018 in Uncategorized
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Merry Christmas!

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PARIS PIC OF THE DAY 4

Posted: December 24, 2018 in Uncategorized
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What makes Paris so special is the quality of the ingredients they use,  from a Michelin star restaurant to a sandwich stand.

Nobody here settles for the cheap way out.

A simple sandwich: fresh baguette, Iberico ham, and a generous slathering of raclette cheese. Three ingredients, one incredible sandwich.

Almost didn’t get one. My daughter turned to me and said: “Dad, if you keep looking at it, you’re just going to torture yourself more. “ After all, what was the point of going to Paris if I wasn’t going to eat everything?

Not a bit of guilt. Not before and not after!

 

 

PARIS PIC OF THE DAY 3

Posted: December 23, 2018 in Uncategorized
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My daughter’s continuing quest to go to every Hard Rock Cafe possible. So far: Orlando, New York, Cayman Islands, Washington DC…and today: Paris! 615D46BC-88EB-4749-9F76-2B3BE87BD2CE

PARIS PIC OF THE DAY 2

Posted: December 22, 2018 in Uncategorized
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Sixteen years ago, on the one-year anniversary of our first date, I flew her to Paris and proposed in front of the Cathedral of Notre Dame. Now, we’re back, with our daughter taking the photo.

PARIS PIC OF THE DAY

Posted: December 21, 2018 in Uncategorized
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Visiting Paris again, we had to stop at our favorite wine bar, Juvéniles. Sadly, our friend, Tim Johnston, went home to England at the same time we arrived. Nonetheless, his daughter, Margeaux and her husband, and accomplished chef, treated us well.

Dinner included  foie gras, sautéed mushrooms, fresh scallops from Brittany, guinea hen, and more!

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I had a friend ask me that question the other day.

Seems that some people aren’t sure how to pronounce the name of this blog. I guess it’s time to explain it a little…

 

First, the pronunciation. It’s \ˈliv \ the \ˈliv \…as in “Live for today”….or…”Live to a ripe old age.” Both “lives” rhyme with “give.”

It is not /līv/ the /līv/ (rhymes with “hive”) or any combination of the two, like  \ˈliv \ the /līv/.

 

 

Where this name came from is a story that my wife and I disagree on. Our versions are similar, but not exactly the same.

 

Here’s my version: I have a good friend named Lee, who is up on every trip we take, every restaurant we go to, every amazing place we see in this world. Having traveled to many countries, we’ve been fortunate to come home with some wonderful stories.

After one such trip, my Lee said to me: “Wow…you guys really know how to live!”

My wife has quirky fun way with words and her response was: “Everybody knows how to live. The secret is to live the live!” Since then, we use the phrase “live the live” to describe anything that would normally be described as “living the life” or “living it up.”

 

 

Live the live simply means to live your life to the fullest by whatever means you are able to do so. You can live the live by climbing a mountain, dining at a Michelin-star restaurant, or simply soaking up the sun on a beautiful beach in the Caribbean.

But if none of that is your speed, you could live the live by sitting in front of your TV on a Sunday afternoon, watching football while chowing down on pizza and beer.

Live the live is whatever makes your life special to you.

 

 

 

For me, live the live means traveling for food…sharing experiences with friends…meeting wonderful new people in far away places…and enjoying a few cocktails along the way.

 

Whatever your definition of live the live is, I hope that you can achieve it more than once in 2019.

 

Thanks so much for my reading my blog!