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Madly in Love with Me

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Join Lone Morch, acclaimed Dare to be Beautiful photographer, filmmaker and founder of Lolo’s Boudoir on February 13th, at one of the most beautiful resorts in Northern California, The Claremont Hotel Club and Spa, and get the new feminine super powers every modern day woman needs… MADLY IN LOVE WITH ME DAY the day you […]

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Sometimes the slant …

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Sometimes the slant of sunlight on the hills … as here the new light fingering its way into a darkened chamber into sleep crisp morning licking at the pillowcases and the sheets to drive us out our bodies, calipers, curled drowsily toward one another flame red twin tulip petals tipped in scarlet in that refraction […]

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Bonking, Boinking, Banging

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Bonk? Boink? Bang? Call it what you will, it’s arguably the most exciting act in our repertoire. People do it. Politicians legislate against it. Scientists study it. And Mary Roach makes quite a case for it. Roach’s book tells you all you need to know about the “curious coupling of science and sex” … and […]

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Jacqueline Miyata Open Studio

Masks and Miyata

It’s a month of masks and disguises when secret sides emerge. Our not so secret passion is the work of artist, Jacqueline Miyata. Jacqueline works in semi-precious gemstones and metal. She specializes in unique, organic designs inspired by the beauty of the natural world. Her versatile pieces are truly a blend of technique and inspiration. […]

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Sexy Little Sea Horses

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Check out the sexy little seahorses at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. We could learn a lot about romance from them. Seahorses court with color changes and synchronized swims, often holding tails and slow dancing for hours. When they’re ready to make the big commitment, they release their hold on the sea grasses that anchor them […]

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Pick-Up Artist

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Camille Cusumano, Author of TANGO, an Argentine Love Story (Seal Press), The travel memoir of a woman who loved, lost, got mad—and decided to dance shares some of the most memorable pick-up lines she’s heard … in Spanish. Pues, por su entretenimeinto … Che, churro! Translation: Hey, sweet stuff. Mamita, que linda que sos! Translation: […]

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Heart of Darkness

Chocolate Reveries

We love Bill Keener’s poetry … and he really knows his chocolate. He has a new book out: Gold Leaf on Granite. Sample his work with this: Taste the Heart of Darkness In the hall of the mountain chocolatiers, I saw their creamy magic, stared down at giant shining paddles dipping in tandem, churning great […]

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Solo Piano, Phantom Love

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We have fallen in love with composer/pianist Tiana’s debut CD, Butterfly in the Snow. It is dreamy, romantic, and passionate and it wraps listeners in a kind of magic. Great on a cold gray day; a spring morning; a sultry summer’s eve; a starry, starry night; alone or with favorite companions—you will find it addicting. […]

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A Room Full of Chocolate

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A stimulant and aphrodisiac perhaps, delicious certainly—chocolate has been pleasing people for thousands of years. The Aztecs and Mayans called it the gift of the gods and served it in a drink called cocoatl made from the beans of the cacao tree which flourished in the Amazon. Aztec emperor Montezuma was reputed to drink 50 […]

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WRITING SEXY STUFF with Linda Watanabe McFerrin Sat, August 22, 2009, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Location: James Presho House, Oakland $120 ($95 for Left Coast Writers or Registration by 8/01) http://hotflashessexystories.com If you have trouble steaming up the page, this is the workshop for you. Spend a day with poet, travel writer and novelist […]

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