Toojay's Delicatessen & Bakery

TooJay’s Deli Does It Right in Naples

Coming from Los Angeles, the plethora of great delis is a given. In Los Angeles, you can easily find a good deli in just about any neighborhood. And now, Naples can effectively compete. This was our first foray into a deli after having been in Naples for a few months, and TooJay’s, located at Mercato

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Caxambas Creme Brulee

Fine Dining Reigns at Caxambas Restaurant Naples Florida

We recently moved to Naples Florida. Having spent most of my life in Los Angeles, I had some reservations. Would there be a dearth of restaurant options available in this charming town? Would I find the food choices of Floridian’s paling by comparison to that which I have experienced in Los Angeles? The answer is

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Holly the Ragdoll Cat

The Visitation: A Cat Message From Above

The last few months have been a funnel of activity. Between moving to Florida, the ill health of our two cats, and some family squabbling, it has been a real strain. Perhaps there was a lesson we needed to learn from all these challenges, some cat message that would make sense of it all. But

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Sparky the Siamese Cat

COULD I BE A GRANDMOTHER TO OUR CATS?

For a number of reasons, I missed the turnoff for bearing children; so, therefore, being a grandmother is now out of the question. But as I’ve grown older, I’ve wondered what my life might have been like if I had chosen to be a mother. I’m sure motherhood has many rewards, but I know it’s

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Oaxacan Cuisine at Casa Oaxaca

Casa Oaxaca: Delivering authentic Oaxacan Cuisine in Culver City

If you’re tired of the clogged dining scene in downtown Culver City, there are many other options just a few blocks away. A recent discovery, the colorful Casa Oaxaca is a hidden gem on Venice Blvd. serving authentic Oaxacan cuisine. Helmed by the charming Rogelio Martinez, the restaurant has been around for about four years.

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Interior Italian Eatery N.10. Photo Courtesy of N.10

No. 10: Dynamic Italian Eatery Comes to the Beverly Grove

, Tucked away in the Beverly Grove area of Los Angeles on Third Street is a newly appointed culinary find. Welcome to No. 10 Restaurant, an upscale Italian eatery that is both chic, and eclectic in its culinary offerings. Entering, you are welcomed into a modern vibe, with a variety of taste sensations that reflect

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Milly Calico Cat by Cori Solomon

The Rainbow Bridge Claims Our Cat Milly

Today we will usher our middle cat to the Rainbow Bridge. It is time. Milly has been wallowing with a variety of ailments; a mysterious concoction of cancer, heat stroke, and old age. She’s lying beside me, and she is unusually quiet. Perhaps she knows. I have run out of tears. My eyes are swollen

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Mary McGrath and her Mother

The Comfort of a Dog: An Unexpected Gift from My Mother

My mother died yesterday. The five stages of grief have not hit me yet, but I know they are coming. No one can prepare you for the death of a parent, especially your mother. It is a personal journey we all have to endure. I spent the past 24 hours in a whirlwind of emotions

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Holly on the floor

IF CATS COULD TALK, WHAT WOULD THEY SAY?

So many of my friends are dealing with the empty nest syndrome. You know, the kids leave, and then you wonder if you have anything in common with your spouse anymore. Sound familiar? We have three cats, and I’m so glad we don’t have to deal with this. What would it be called anyway? Empty

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Holly Eying the Cat Box

Cat Box Chronicles

For those of you with multiple cats, cat box decorum can be a daunting task. I find it endlessly fascinating for some reason. Maybe I need to get a life, or perhaps pose the question on Facebook. We have several cat boxes available for our three cats, but for some reason, our cats seem to

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