Things Return as They Were ~ Japanese Matcha Tea

Japanese tea ceremony is a formal presentation.  Tea service is the winter presentation. This tea ceremony is preparing and presenting the matcha tea. This tea ceremony is centuries old and is about purification, harmony, respect, and tranquility. Matcha Tea Leaves Preparation  This matcha is the highest grade of matcha specifically used for ceremonial tea. This tea…

The Journey to Zion and Beyond ~ Road Trip

Planning the road trip across the US there was a detour from Yellowstone National Park due to weather. The next best stop for national parks was Zions National Park just off highway 89 in Utah. Stopping in Page to meet with high school friends and fill up for the next leg of the journey to Zion…

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and More ~ Cameron Trading Post

Cameron Trading Post located directly off Highway 89 between Flagstaff and turn off for Tuba City is a mix of American, Mexican, and Native American food. The restaurant is located 21 miles from the Grand Canyon and overlooks the beautiful Colorado River Gorge. The food is made from scratch daily and a fusion of the three…

Discovering The Great Outdoors of Arizona ~ Road Trip

The beautiful state of Arizona is the Sonoran Desert,  Sedona red-rock buttes, steep canyon walls, and ponderosa pine-covered mountains, that is a major gateway to the Grand Canyon.  The beauty and natural formations are a great discovering journey. The journey begins on US 60 near the gorgeous Superstition Spring  Mountains. This mountain range is the most photographed…

Wolfgang Puck’s Oscars’® Governors Ball Recipe ~ Chicken Pot Pie

Getting ready for your Oscar’s® night celebration is a fun time. There is planning the menu, shopping, and creating all the wonderful dishes. Wolfgang Puck, catering service for the 90th Oscars® is busy as well preparing the food for the Governors Ball. Puck is renowned Chef and works with CEO Carl Schuster, they continue to set…

Oscars® Class Photo Luncheon ~ Nominees Celebration and Reinventing

The 90th Oscars® nominees gathered for a reinventing celebration and class photo at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, CA. The atmosphere for The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences® is one of fun, celebration, connecting, and making new friends. The beautiful ballroom at the Hilton is an exceptional location for this day. The…

Oscars’® Nominees Luncheon ~ Photos

The 90th Oscars® nominees gathered for a reinventing celebration and class photo at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, CA. The atmosphere for The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences® is one of fun, celebration, connecting, and making new friends. The 90th Oscars®, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, will be held on Sunday, March 4,…

Great Triumphs at the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards

The Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAGs) hit the night with exceptional to a night of triumphs. SAGs bring beautiful style, grace, and presents 13 awards for acting in film and television. The SAGs begins the red carpet with a toast. This toast dates back to 2001. This year Betty Gilpin (GLOW, Masters of Sex, Nurse Jackie) will join Vitalie Taittinger,…

Solidarity On The Red Carpet ~ Golden Globes

75th Annual Golden Globes red carpet show a sign of solidarity with a void of color for many celebrities in attendance. Many choose to wear all black in a silent voice against sexual harassment and supporting “TIME’S UP,  a unified call for change from women in entertainment for women everywhere.” This group addresses the inequality and…

Hollywood’s Award Season Begins ~ Golden Globes

Hollywood’s award season begins with the Golden Globes January 7. This year is a memorable award season with the 90th year of the Academy Awards, the 75th anniversary of the Golden Globes, and 60th year of the  Grammys. The Golden Globes is the start of award season in Hollywood with the Oscars closing out the…