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Confessions of a Wedding Planner

Resolutions

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Hope, my neighbour, has decided that while my resolutions are most worthwhile, I needed to add one more. Hence the progress report and updated, and fourth edition of Resolutions 2011. What’s been achieved: 1. Go somewhere exciting in the next 30 days.  Progress: Thanks to American Airlines Air miles, hotel and flights are booked for Paris. Oh la la! 2.  Learn a language – Spanish? French?  Progress: Practicing my French as it will come in most handy as I order Crepes avec miel et sucre! 3. Learn to cook.  Progress: Downloaded Gordon Ramsey: Cook With Me on my iPad along with shopping list of ingredients for Hot and Sour Prawn Soup.  Love this app! It’s even set up with a message to invite someone to…

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The 300

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I realized the best shape I had ever been in was the year leading up to my wedding. I was diligent. I trained. I watched what I ate. I went to bed early. I drank water. I ran a half marathon. I felt invincible. The results showed: you could bounce a nickle off my stomach and a dime off my biceps.  Well, sort of.   And while I am no longer married, it seemed I had also become estranged from any form of training.  Therein lay the basis for my resolution to fiercely follow the 300 Spartan workout (based on the movie of the same name) which I began on Christmas Eve. I mean, why wait for the New Years?  And why do something by half…

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A day of infinite possibilities

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I am freshly back from Paris with excitement, hope, and calm in my heart. It was great to get away and see the world from a fresh perspective. Even though I would not have changed a thing, it was even better to come home. Yesterday was a day of travel – more than 18 hours.  I turned on my phone on as the wheels touched the runway and the slew of emails came flooding in.  I quickly flicked through each email flagging those that needed immediate attention and those that could wait. Nestled deep within the exploding inbox was one from one of my closest friends.  It was very appropriate for the journey I had just taken and she asked that I send it on…

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The Scent of A Woman

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Over the holidays I have been in the luxurious position of being able to spend time exploring websites. There was a common thread of attraction – everything olfactory. I had no idea how much my life, my likes and dislikes have been governed by smell. My earliest memories of fragrance were around the age of 4. A woman walked past me in the street – I was holding my mother’s hand. At that age, everything you see is at a different level. I have no idea what she looked like but as she walked past, her perfume lingered in her wake. Even then I knew her fragrance was complex, expensive. I was intrigued. So you can imagine my delight when I came across Bois de Jasmin…

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