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Location Los Angeles, United States
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Introduction Travel, food, friends & kindness are the joys of life. This is the place where I share the things that make my spirit smile. I do not get paid or fed, or otherwise compensated by any subject in my blog (any comped items are noted), so my reviews are not biased by bribes. I grew up in a restaurant, worked in restaurants, know how to cook & cater, and love to eat, so the posts about food here are all based on my personal taste for fresh, well seasoned, artfully prepared dishes. I have traveled to 20 countries and about 25 states, so I am always finding & sharing travel deals to further my travel adventures and yours. Shopping is my sport, so whenever I find a better price or place to shop, I will share it here. Your opinions are welcome, but ads for other sites or nasty comments are not; you can publish those on your own blog. I welcome feedback, so please leave comments on what I post or write to me at ElaineTravels(at)Gmail. If you would like to make me smile even more, look through my wishlist and surprise me with a gift, or donate to one of my favorite charities. Je parle Français, alors bonjour à mes amis Francophones.
Interests Travel, great food, super shopping sprees, wonderful friends.
Favorite Movies Love Actually, Victor Victoria, Crash, The Incredibles, Thelma & Louise, Thomas Crown Affair (remake), Shirley Valentine, Nobody's Fool, Chocolat, Funny Girl, To Catch a Thief, Tanpopo, Golden Compass, French Kiss, It Happened One Night, Finding Nemo, Ocean's Thirteen, Witches of Eastwick, American President, American Dreamer, Romancing the Stone, Forest Gump, Dangerous Beauty, Singing In The Rain
Favorite Music Aerosmith, Gato Barbieri, Marc Anthony, Andrea Bocelli, Bon Jovi, Brownstone, Jim Brickman, TLC.Rob Thomas, Patricia Kaas, Santana, Puccini, Liquid Mind, Taylor Dane, Dusty Springfield, Alanis Morrisette, Christina Aguilera, Prince, Edwin McCain, 3 Doors Down, Josh Groban, Sting, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Nickelback, Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
Favorite Books A Deep Breath of Life, Ask and It Is Given, Jitterbug Perfume, Les Halles Cookbook, Women of the Light, Pudlo Paris