Living Your Dream Life

Finding joy through awesome food, travel, people and products.

Dr Gross- Ferulic + Retinol Wrinkle Recovery Overnight Serum

It’s no secret that since I discovered Dr. Gross’ skincare line a few years ago, I’ve been obsessed with several of his products. The latest one I’ve added to my nightly routine is the Ferulic + Retinol Wrinkle Recovery Serum. For those of you familiar with my beauty reviews, you know that thankfully, I don’t actually have wrinkles yet. So why the anti-wrinkle serum? [Read More]

No Churn Rum Cookies'n Cream Ice Cream

Here’s my adult version of classic Cookies’n Cream with just enough of a hint of rum to make this naughty dessert a strictly big kids thing. [Read More]

Buttery Herb Biscuits - An Easy Biscuit Recipe that results in moist, flavorful biscuits that will be the hit of your party.

Everyone in my life from family to friends to colleagues is in love with biscuits. For the longest time I couldn’t figure out why because all except one experience I’ve had with biscuits is that they were hockey-puck hard, tasteless and dry. When I finally ventured to trial and error a recipe of my own to make biscuits for loved ones, I understood then what everyone was in love with. Done correctly, biscuits should come out buttery, super moist and full of flavor. [Read More]

Beauty Reviews- Shiseido White Lucent MultiBright Night Cream

Let’s clarify one thing first- I have never been and never will be interested in making my skin “white” or “lighter” than what I was born with. What I am interested in doing, is removing brown sun spots that I was not born with but arose due to insufficient use of sunscreen and hats. Chalk it up to youthful carelessness and ignorance about the damaging effects of the sun. [Read More]

Romantic Getaways Near Boston- The Wheatleigh

A beautiful two hour drive from Boston overlooking the Berkshire Mountains and lake, majestically hides the Wheatleigh, one of America’s most outstanding luxury, boutique hotels. Built in 1893 as a country chateau, the Wheatleigh has been lovingly maintained and restored to its elegant grandeur of yesteryear with modern amenities. [Read More]

Light and Healthy Recipes- Citrus Fish Kabobs

One of the best parts of hot summer months is marrying tangy citrus flavors with simple fish kabobs to create a simple but super flavorful appetizer. Put a bunch of these skewered fish on a plate with a side salad or a light pasta and you’ve got a healthy main course. Any firm white fish will do just fine for this recipe. [Read More]

Fun, Healthy Summer Desserts with Zoku Popsicle Maker

It’s not often that I start a product review with my conclusion but I must admit, I am officially declaring thatI am insanely, irrevocably in love with Zoku’s Popsicle Makers. There are several versions of these nifty and innovative kitchen gadgets, two of which have become indispensable in my personal arsenal. Before I begin lauding the long list of virtues of Zoku, let me first reminisce about those annoying, confounded contraptions otherwise known as traditional popsicle molds. [Read More]

Dijon Maple Glazed Pork- Easy Pork Recipes

Using sweet maple and tangy Dijon mustard bring out the natural sweetness of white pork. This is a super easy and quick recipe that uses minimal oil and takes advantage of the convenience of pork chops that are already available in supermarkets cut to the right size. Using lean pork meat, we can create a lusciously flavored dish while still maintaining a proportionate intake of healthy proteins. [Read More]

Best Salt and Pepper Fish Recipe

One of my all time favorite dish to order at Chinese restaurants is Salt and Pepper Fish. Generally, I try to avoid eating fried foods but every now and then, who can resist a crispy, salty hot piece of fish? At home, I began getting requests from family and friends to make this fish dish and after several trials and errors, decided on my favorite Salt and Pepper Fish recipe that results in a nice, crunchy exterior without deep frying. [Read More]