What's a Wanderlist?
I am very fortunate to be affiliated with Virtuso, which describes themselves like this: "Virtuoso is the leading global network of agencies specializing in luxury and experiential travel, with more than 20,000 advisors. We partner with over 1,800 of the world’s best companies such as hotels, cruise lines, tour operators, and more. Our advisors use their personal connections and firsthand expertise to craft bespoke trips for clients, including unique experiences, special values, complimentary perks, VIP treatment and rare access." Since mid-March, Virtuoso has been incredibly supportive to its membership community of travel entrepreneurs, and they've recently announced the rollout of the Virtuoso Wanderlist - a digital tool to explore destinations around the world, as well as unique and specialized things to do in those destinations. I've linked a PDF with more information - and it would be my pleasure to share a complimentary link to this tool with you! -If you're interested, just reply to this email to let me know. We will be able to travel again - and creating your own Wanderlist will encourage you to learn and dream about -and anticipate - where you may want to travel when we can.
I came across this resource which offers a free course on the History of Royal Fashion - if you are fascinated by all things royal, (I am!) this may be right up your alley!
Purple and white chiffon dress with lace inserts, worn by Queen Alexandra (1844-1925)
This dress was worn by the Queen after the death of her husband, King Edward VII in 1910. It would have been worn in the period of 'half-mourning', when muted colours such as purples, greys and white were introduced back into the wardrobe after months of wearing nothing but black. Photo Credit: Historic Royal Palaces
I MADE THESE!!!
Last Saturday night and Sunday morning*, I took a virtual croissant making class via ZOOM from CourseHorse, listed by Forbes as one of the most promising 100 companies in the US. The class was taught by a very-well rounded pastry chef, Eve Bergazyn, at a cost of $35. There were 25 students online - and Chef Eve was very patient and attentive as she coached us all through making these beauties. This company has all sorts of virtual learning experiences - take a look!
(*We spent 3 hours last night preparing the dough including incorporating the butter in several layers by folding and rolling the dough repeatedly, then were coached through the baking during an hour this morning.)
Healthy On YouDuring the past several weeks of staying home, I've also taken several courses from Samantha Binkley, a local entrepreneur who has a line of amazing spice blends with whimsical names that are plays on song titles. It's a very personal experience and the results are beautiful and delicious. Please check out her spices (and corresponding playlists) - and for the next little while you may be able to virtually join Sam in her kitchen. Links to order spices is and to sign up for her classes are below.
Herb Roasted Chicken from Sam's online class a few Sundays back - YUM!
From Joan's Kitchen
If you missed my live demo - Flan and Panna Cotta - here's the link for the video. To get the recipes, click the button below the video.
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