7, Amazing, Simple and Healthy Summer Recipes

#1 White Gazpacho Soup

White Gazpacho

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#2 Lemon & Dill Chicken

Lemon-dill chicken

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#3 Triple Melon Smoothie

Triple melon smoothie

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#4 Herb & Onion Frittata

Herb and onion frittata

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#5 Italian Hazelnut Cookies

Italian Hazelnut Cookies

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#6 Snap Pea & Cherry Tomato Stir-Fry

Snap pea and cherry tomato stir-fry

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#7 Citrus Berry Smoothie

Citrus berry smoothie

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Credit: All recipes on this blog post were found at www[dot]eatingwell[dot]com. 

A Walk down Bloor Street

It was a beautiful, sunny day today and I decided to take a walk down Bloor Street and snap a few shots.

Here’s a shot of Dolce & Gabbana’s whimsical window display. You can see me reflected in the glass pane as well as traffic moving along Bloor Street.

Dolce & Gabbana

Here’s Michael Kors’ elegant window display consisting of women’s handbags:

Michael Kors

 

And the classic Tiffany & Co. looked like this:

Tiffany and Company

I can’t recall which well-known store the following mannequins were from, but they appear to blend with the buildings and street appearing surreal.

Mannequins and Buildings

As I turned away from Bloor Street and onto Queens Park, I saw this odd, striped, huge, Sphynx-like face (minus the body) in contradistinction to a woman working on a ceramic piece and contemporary buildings in the background.

The Gardiner Museum

When I later turned onto a side street, I noticed this flashy blue car. If you look closely at its front tire, you’ll notice what appears to be a red, embedded, wheel locking device. The traffic signs, apparently ignored, can be seen through the window.

The Blue Car

 

Enjoy the sunshine!

Secrets Capri Riviera Cancun, Mexico

Start the New Year in style by going on vacation and staying at Secrets Capri Riviera Cancun, Mexico. This is the ultimate in “chic on the beach.”

Surrounded by natural, verdant foliage and facing an impeccably tended, green lawn, a seemingly endless beach and an inviting, crystalline azure, Caribbean Sea, Secrets Capri Riviera Cancun is an oasis of luxury.

Would you like to see what’s happening at the resort in real time? You can do so by clicking on the “Live Web Cam.” When I did, I saw a group of people headed toward the vanishing edge, dual-temperature, heated-in-winter pool. This is what this amazing swimming pool looks like:

Secrets Capri Riviera pool

Image source:

http://www.secretsresorts.com/capri-riviera-cancun/photos-videos

Unlimited-Luxury® means that, like Ali Baba, your every wish will be fulfilled and your expectations ever exceeded. Amenities include elegant accommodations. The “Preferred Club Deluxe Tropical View” looks like this:

Deluxe Tropical View

Image source:

http://www.secretsresorts.com/capri-riviera-cancun/elegant-accommodations

Some of the other accommodations are the: Deluxe Ocean View Room, Jr. Suite Oceanfront Room, Junior Suite Tropical View 128 and Presidential Suite.

Other amenities are: a welcome cocktail and cool towel; Free WiFi and international calling & more; a private concierge on call 24/7; gourmet dining at five onsite restaurants; 24-hour room and concierge services; choice of mood-setting turn down service; complimentary mini-bar refreshed daily; unlimited premium drinks at four bars and lounges; and unlimited natural fruit juices and soft drinks. 1

In addition to swimming in the pool, there is a wide variety of activities to choose from during the day including golfing. The resort offers one complementary round per person per day at the Grand Coral Riviera Maya Golf Course and the Playa Mujeres Golf Course. 2 Be sure to also take advantage of the complete fitness center, world class spa, and Outdoor Jacuzzi. You can even go scuba diving, deep-sea fishing and participate in tours and excursions and more. 3

My personal favorites are: The Sea Side restaurant, Cactus Club, Taco Cevich  Bar and the possibility of setting up private dinners on the beach for groups and couples.

Although I would have preferred virtual tours to be viewed individually and/or grouped into categories, they are all bundled together here.

Customer testimonials include words and phrases like “great,” “wonderful,” “enjoyed our time here,” “enjoyed the food, the people and the customer service,” “the customer service here is fantastic,” “the guys and gals who work here always want to make you feel like you’re at home here,” and “very friendly, very hard-working staff.” 4

For more information or to book, click here.

You won’t be disappointed.

 

References

 

  1. http://www.secretsresorts.com/capri-riviera-cancun/unlimited-luxury
  2. http://www.secretsresorts.com/offers/cancun-golf
  3. http://www.secretsresorts.com/capri-riviera-cancun/activities-entertainment
  4. Guest testimonials. http://www.secretsresorts.com/capri-riviera-cancun/photos-videos