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Author: Carla Camerieri

Monday Masters: Igniting a Classic

Monday Masters: Igniting a Classic

I promised that when I had the opportunity to have a conversation with a great bartender, I’d write a Monday Masters post. Movie Bars will be back next week. I’ve been spending some time recently in Bordentown, NJ at a bar and restaurant called Marcello’s. I knew from the first time I met Andy Angellella that he was the kind of bartender that I absolutely love. For me, it all begins with the greeting and being made to feel comfortable. And important, as if I am the only person sitting at the bar, even

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Friday Musings: Your Deepest Presence

Friday Musings: Your Deepest Presence

The other day I pilfered a copy of The Essential Rumi from my daughter Wendy’s bookshelf. This is one of the benefits of having a child who is extremely well-read. It’s literally like having a library at your disposal. She’s unaware that I “borrowed” her book, but if she’s reading this post then she certainly knows it now. Rumi was a 13th century philosopher and theologian who just happens to have written truly beautiful poetry that is extremely relevant to our 21st century world. He is considered by many to

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Music and Cocktails: Speak to Me

Music and Cocktails: Speak to Me

To say that I spend time thinking about relationships between people is a true statement, wouldn’t you agree? So many of my posts are written about the subject of love, whether it’s romantic (that’s my favorite), or platonic, or what we feel for our children or our parents. Human interaction fascinates me, especially because the relationship that exists between any two people is something that has presence, weight, and importance, yet it has no real substance. It’s impossible to measure, evaluate, or analyze in

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Movie Bars: Grace Under Pressure

Movie Bars: Grace Under Pressure

One of the best parts of doing these Movie Bar posts is that I get the opportunity to watch some of my favorite films again and see them in a totally new light. The subject of this week’s post, Midnight in Paris, is certainly no exception. Released to much critical acclaim in 2011, the movie was written and directed by Woody Allen, and actually won the Oscar that year for Best Original Screenplay. I watched it the first time around with my daughter Wendy in anticipation of our unforgettable trip to Paris in

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Friday Musings: A Riot of Pinks

Friday Musings: A Riot of Pinks

Last night I stood by my window and watched the most beautiful sunset fill the sky with so many different shades of pink that I couldn’t even count them all. It seemed so appropriate to me because my granddaughter Nora turned one this week. It was as if the sky was offering up its riotous display of color just to celebrate her, and there is, after all, so very much to celebrate. What a year she and I have had together! When I first found out I was going to be a grandmother, the thought of it filled my heart

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