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Book Club Monday

This week’s Book Club Choice The Ballerina’s: A Novel by Rachel Kapelke-Dale was recommended to me by a reader that I met over the Christmas break..She was reading in by the pool and was raving about it. I have been dying to share it with you.

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Fourteen years ago, Delphine abandoned her prestigious soloist spot at the Paris Opera Ballet for a new life in St. Petersburg – taking with her a secret that could upend the lives of her best friends, fellow dancers Lindsay and Margaux. Now 36 years old, Delphine has returned to her former home and to the legendary Palais Garnier Opera House to choreograph the ballet that will kick-start the next phase of her career – and, she hopes, finally, make things right with her former friends. But Delphine quickly discovers that things have changed while she’s been away…and some secrets can’t stay buried forever. 

Moving between the trio’s adolescent years and the present day, Rachel Kapelke-Dale’s The Ballerinas explores the complexities of female friendship, the dark drive towards physical perfection in the name of artistic expression, the double-edged sword of ambition and passion, and the sublimated rage that so many women hold inside – all culminating in a twist you won’t see coming, with magnetic characters you won’t soon forget. –

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Book Club Monday

This week’s book club book is one that I bought for my dad. I can’t wait to look through it with him and check out all the cool places that we have to try!!! 150 Restaurants You Need To Visit Before You Die. I saw this book when I was in Deer Valley and grabbed it. I love all of the suggestions. It is a “selection of 150 of the most exquisite restaurants in the world, each having a unique story to tell. From San Francisco to Paris from Sydney to Bangkok.” Amelie Vincent The Foodalist.

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For more information or to purchase this book, click HERE.

Book Club Monday

After 2 weeks of holiday gift books, I am back to reading. I really wanted to find a cannot put down thriller for you and I hope this is it…Little Secrets by Jennifer Heller.


All it takes to unravel a life is one little secret….

Marin had the perfect life. Married to her college sweetheart, she owns a chain of upscale hair salons, and Derek runs his own company. They’re admired in their community and are a loving family – until their world falls apart the day their son, Sebastian, is taken.

A year later, Marin is a shadow of herself. The FBI search has gone cold. The publicity has faded. She and her husband rarely speak. She hires a PI to pick up where the police left off, but instead of finding Sebastian, she learns that Derek is having an affair with a younger woman. This discovery sparks Marin back to life. She’s lost her son; she’s not about to lose her husband, too. Kenzie is an enemy with a face, which means this is a problem Marin can fix.

Permanently. –

For more information or to purchase this book, click HERE.

Book Club Monday

I found the best book for going into the holiday season. This one is definitely a buy one for yourself and buy a few for gifts as well!

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Very Merry Cocktails features more than 50 festive cocktail recipes.

This book has something for every holiday occasion, whether a kid-friendly cookie party, an elegant New Year’s Eve soirée, or a cozy night in for two.

Recipes range from timeless classics and classics with a twist to party punchbowls and zero-proof libations.

• A perfect stocking stuffer year after year
• Includes both cocktails and mocktails
• Brimming with vibrant photography

Make and enjoy seasonal drinks like Hot Buttered Rum, the Holiday Bellini, ‘Tis the Season Sangria, and Foamy Mexican Hot Chocolate.

With just the right amount of Christmas kitsch, this is an essential collection for cocktail enthusiasts, holiday hosts, and anyone who loves the holiday season.

• Packed with festive drink recipes, this book makes for a great add-on gift, stocking stuffer, or seasonal hostess gift.
• Makes a lovely addition to a holiday-themed bar cart
• Perfect for people who love Christmas and holiday drinks, merrymakers looking to get in the holiday spirit, and entertainers and hosts
• Add it to the shelf with books like The Artisanal Kitchen: Holiday Cocktails: The Best Nogs, Punches, Sparklers, and Mixed Drinks for Every Festive Occasion by Nick Mautone; Winter Cocktails: Mulled Ciders, Hot Toddies, Punches, Pitchers, and Cocktail Party Snacks by Maria del Mar Sacasa; and The Craft Cocktail Party: Delicious Drinks for Every Occasion by Julie Reiner.

For more information or to purchase this book, click HERE.

Book Club Monday

This week’s book club choice is L.A. Weather. It is another Reece Witherspoon pick so I was really excited to read it. And, I like the title!!! Here is the story…

FORECAST: Storm clouds are on the horizon in L.A. Weather, a fun, fast-paced novel of a Mexican-American family from the author of the #1 Los Angeles Times bestseller Esperanza’s Box of Saints

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L.A. is parched, dry as a bone, and all Oscar, the weather-obsessed patriarch of the Alvarado family, desperately wants is a little rain. He’s harboring a costly secret that distracts him from everything else. His wife, Keila, desperate for a life with a little more intimacy and a little less Weather Channel, feels she has no choice but to end their marriage. Their three daughters – Claudia, a television chef with a hard-hearted attitude; Olivia, a successful architect who suffers from gentrification guilt; and Patricia, a social media wizard who has an uncanny knack for connecting with audiences but not with her lovers – are blindsided and left questioning everything they know. Each will have to take a critical look at her own relationships and make some tough decisions along the way.

With quick wit and humor, Maria Amparo Escandón follows the Alvarado family as they wrestle with impending evacuations, secrets, deception, and betrayal, and their toughest decision yet: whether to stick together or burn it all down.

For more information or to purchase this book, click, HERE.

Book Club Monday

I recently saw this book and knew right away that I had to share it with you. The book highlights a selection of some of the loveliest restaurants around the globe, each with a unique story to tell. It also makes a great gift for the holidays.


“Reflecting the international food scene, this book presents a bucket list showing today’s most inspiring gourmet experiences.”

– Amélie Vincent – The Foodalist

Chefs, gastronomy, and lifestyle are hot topics. However, finding the ultimate dining experience around the world might be challenging and can be disappointing.

From Paris (Plaza Athénée, Septime) and Mexico City (Quintonil, Lorea) to Tokyo (Den, Florilège, Sushi Saito), Amélie Vincent, also known as The Foodalist, selects 150 must-visit restaurants around the world in her latest book 150 Restaurants You Need to Visit before You Die. These culinary hotspots promise a unique experience to the diners, through exquisite menus, original designs and creative chefs.

Founder of The Foodalist Communication Agency (, Amélie Vincent, is an expert in revealing culinary trends worldwide. She has the world’s best chefs in her network and works with the most influential media around the world.

Thanks to her photographer eye and her experience as a culinary journalist, 150 Restaurants You Need to Visit before You Die is the ultimate bucket list for every single foodie and gourmet traveler and the sequel to the equally standout book 150 Bars You Need to Visit Before You Die.

For more information or to purchase this book, click HERE.