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A Reminiscence of Macau

Anyone else have travel on the brain?  I’ve been waiting for the day I can relish a flight again in the big blue skies.  It brought to mind one of my first semi-solo trips.  This had been taken during the last days of summer on a last-minute excursion with a colleague of mine at the time when I was living in Shanghai.

But First, Coffee: Creating “Me Time” First Thing in the Morning

The phrase “First, I drink coffee, and then I do things,” runs very true with me. It can even be said that I’m not doing anything, until I’ve had my coffee. I’m on auto pilot until that warm elixir runs down my throat. A mindless zombie, feeling my way around the house. A purple minion, if they delay is too long. But I don’t need coffee for the caffeine. “Coffee time is me time.”

Telltale Signs That You Have Expensive Taste

In identifying matters of expensive taste, there is a gift for spotting the finer things of life, simple or grand, that crosses culture, class, and custom. There is an understanding of what is sterling in truth and in the world. This affinity for expensive taste also tends to be reflected in a holding one’s self to a higher standards, clear principles, and morals and ethics, forging a unique life and way of living.
Does any of this sound like you, yet? See if you or someone you know has any of these telltale signs of expensive taste.

Introducing the “Baking Marathon”

I enjoy handcrafting desserts, but I only have one stomach! So while, I explore and develop new recipes and enhance others, I’ll be doing a baking marathon, offering these desserts for order. Now through the summer, I will feature a pair of desserts each month that utilizes gifted items and introduces recipes of new and old, and some reinvented. The dessert features are already up for April and I’m excited for the upcoming months where I can share my decadent creations with you.

“There is something moon soaked and dawn flavored about her. Something kissed by the wild and loved by the lightning. She looks like Artemis after a night of storm hunting. She looks like the sun as its rising and kissing the dawn.”

~Nikita Gill

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Say “Hello” to Modestly Miranda

Hello and welcome to Modestly Miranda.  I am thrilled that you have stopped by my blog.  Are you wondering what’s in this small space of the world wide web?  To answer simply, “Modestly Miranda” will be a sum of eclectic musings.  Life is composed of varying aspects.  Interwoven in these aspects are numerous principles and … Read More Say “Hello” to Modestly Miranda

7 Investments for an Elegant Lifestyle

Elegance is more than a lifestyle and a way to please onlookers. It’s a way of life. While elegance is classy and refined, it extends to a specific attitude, life standard, and appreciation for quality, authenticity, and dignity, which truly makes elegance beautiful. It is the surest way to upgrade your life. So, if you are looking for a transformation through elegance, here are a few investments to consider for an elegant lifestyle.




Hobbies are an essential lifestyle activity. They combat boredom and listlessness, adding value, interest, and novelty. Hobbies are excellent reducers of stress, confidence boosters, and mood up-lifters. Be productive with your time. Challenge yourself and enjoy a new hobby.

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