En Gedi -> Qumran -> Jerusalem
En Gedi -> Qumran -> Jerusalem
Please, don’t forget your Thank You s….
In a generation where wishing your family and friends ‘happy birthday’ via Facebook and Twitter is the norm, sending a thank you note for something may seem a little old school and may even seem like a waste of time. Yet this act of appreciation goes a long way. Whether it’s thanking someone for a gift you received, for a visit someone paid you, for hosting you and showing you hospitality, or even thanking someone because they did something kind for you, this is an action you can take in appreciation of theirs…
Make it personal and authentic. A hand written note will naturally give it that flair.
Put some time and thought into it. Be expressive, but don’t ramble on.
Even if you’re somewhat behind in sending your note, do it anyway, but always try to send your note as soon as possible.
If you don’t have the address of who you’re sending it to, get it. Then send your note snail mail. It’s always fun when you receive a personal letter in the mail… Very few people do this anymore, and it will be a lovely surprise!
I was so lucky to have the opportunity of visiting Israel in November of 2014, and the further away I am from my time there, the more I miss it. This craving to go back to Israel isn’t just my nostalgia setting in after organizing my pictures and telling my friends story after story… There is such a unique spirit about that country: its history, people, culture, food, architecture, everything.. It grabs you.
The characteristics of Israel are rich, and I miss it terribly.
Over the holidays, I found myself at an Anthropologie in Naples, FL when I unexpectedly spotted the word JERUSALEM from some feet away. If I had seen this book in October, I would have thought, ‘Oh, cool. I’ll be there in a month’. But it was December, a month after I had visited that beautiful country, and I thought ‘I’ve been there! I love Jerusalem… I love Israel… I miss it so much… I want to eat that…’. All the while, I rush to the book and immediately start flipping through it to find that I had eaten many of the dishes and walked through markets just like the ones featured in this cookbook.
Obviously, I bought it. And I’ve made a commitment to try almost all of these recipes – kind of a Julie and Julia scenario, but as Jackie and Jerusalem – in hopes of reliving my time there and to share it with family and friends. For better or for worst, I’ll be documenting these recipes here on TATU along with some of my pictures from the trip.
This week, I will be focussing on Valentine’s Day gift guides for different personalities because, yes, it’s just around the corner. I understand the stress of waiting last-minute to buy someone very special a gift … It’s not ideal. So, let’s start thinking of ideas this week in order to avoid that.
1. Cellula Rectangular Chandelier … $5,995
2. Max Kuehne Folding Screen
3. Grafton Chair, Anthropologie … $698
4. Lollia Bubble Bath … $34
5. Chloé Eau de Parfum … $90
6. Chanel Vintage Earrings
7. Jimmy Choo Studded Pumps … $1150
8. Futai Clear Bubble Umbrella … $20
9. Vera Wang Wedgwood Champagne Flute … $40