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Bartaco

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Today was a sister’s lunch date. She chose Bartaco which is a hot spot for the locals in the Dr. Phillips area off “Restaurant Row”.

I brought along a gift basket, I’d made, for my niece Danielle’s birthday. I filled it with all the essentials. She loves to bake.

As you enter Bartaco the interior walls have a white-washed look with inspiring photography on the walls, woven basket light fixtures, and a sprawling bar in the center, you’d think you were in a bar on the beach in South America.

Here’s a peek at our visit to BarTaco. For more information visit them at http://www.bartaco.com.

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Outdoor Seating

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Jaleo, Disney Springs

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Steve and I received a gift from Melissa last year for reservations at Jaleo to celebrate our anniversary. Jaleo, Disney Springs, his fifth restaurant is owned by the esteemed chef José Andrés. Most of you probably know chef José by all the amazing work he does feeding people during hard times. Recently he’s been spending a lot of time in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria.

Presently, chef José has found ways to help feed people during New York City’s shut down over the COVID-19 Pandemic which has had our whole country on pause. This man, a great humanitarian, may very well be talked about when we look back at this time in our history.

“Shelter in place” is how our country is dealing with containing the spreading of this horrible virus. This means no going out staying at home. With the exception of the bank, grocery store, pharmacy, or to get gas that’s what life has become, at least for a while.

We are all practicing “social distancing”, staying six feet apart to help stop the spread of this virus that’s taking the lives of so many people.

I want to thank all the healthcare workers, doctors, nurses, cleaning staff at all the hospitals, first responders, firemen, and police for all their heroism in fighting this virus.

Once this is all over and things get back to some kind of normalcy I hope you will visit Jaleo, Disney Springs, located at 1482 E Buena Vista Dr. Orlando, FL. 32830 or visit https://disneyworld.disney.go.com.

Here’s a peek into mine and Steve’s anniversary celebration.

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Jamon Iberico.

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Manchego Cheese.

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Chicken And Wild Mushroom Paella.

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Quesada Asturiana.

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Autumn Centerpieces

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Decorative seasonal centerpieces can really brighten up your home. Autumn is my favorite time of year. I love the colors of Autumn. I’m always trying out different arrangement styles. Whether using food, gourds, votive candles, or flowers, gives a personal touch to any room in your home. These are a few of my Autumn Centerpieces.

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Fall Centerpiece (2)

Citrus With Fennel Fronds Centerpiece

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