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Crete – Under the Grecian Sun, Romantic Food & Travel Journey

Crete – Under the Grecian Sun, Romantic Food & Travel Journey

“CYNTHIA DADDONA SKILLFULLY HOSTS THIS ROMANTIC CULINARY-TRAVEL JOURNEY & HER IMPROVISATIONAL COMEDIC TALENTS ALSO SHINE THROUGH MAKING FOR A VERY ENTERTAINING PROGRAM!–HELLENIC JOURNAL

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MODERN DAY GODDESS CYNTHIA DADDONA REFLECTS ON JAY LENO MEMORIES

Farewell Jay Leno! You will be greatly missed for your gentle spirit, everyman’s humor and your graciousness to your guests and to the public. When one meets Jay in person you quickly discover what comes across onscreen, that you are a nice guy with a special talent for putting an audience at ease and making […]

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Romantic Montecito Inn with Hollywood’s Golden Era Charm

Romantic Montecito Inn with Hollywood’s Golden Era Charm

The Montecito Inn, one of Santa Barbara’s landmark boutique luxury hotels, tastefully combines the history of Charlie Chaplin, who built the in Inn in 1928, with an elegant Mediterranean charm. My husband Jim and I feel fortunate to already live in Santa Barbara and when it comes time to plan a romantic getaway, we often […]

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First Class Romantic Dining and Destination Getaway

First Class Romantic Dining and Destination Getaway

My wish for you is that by the end of reading this you will be inspired to create your own romantic getaway and romantic dining experience to reconnect and celebrate someone you love. As a Mediterranean-California home cook and newlywed of almost two years with a passion for celebrating love, life & delicious food, I […]

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Yia Yias (Greek grandmothers) and Horta (Greek Greens)

Yia Yias (Greek grandmothers) and Horta (Greek Greens)

Watch this video filmed in Santa Barbara and Crete that includes how to make my award-winning horta recipe! Eating a consistent amount of greens – raw and lightly cooked or steamed can help you live a longer life! I now realize this is what contributed to the longevity of my Mediterranean relatives. Greens are a […]

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AphFoodite™ in Crete on Romance & the healthy Mediterranean diet & lifestyle VIDEO.

AphFoodite™ in Crete on Romance & the healthy Mediterranean diet & lifestyle VIDEO.

Check out this video I did as AphFoodite™ – the Greek goddess of food, romance and love – that was filmed in Crete. What brought us to Crete? My husband Jim and I were delighted when the Pan-Cretan Association of America (through the Greek Trade Office and the Greek National Tourist Organization) invited us on […]

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An Affordable Date Night Luxury Staycation at The Hadsten House Inn & Spa in California

An Affordable Date Night Luxury Staycation at The Hadsten House Inn & Spa in California

At the Hadsten House Inn & Spa affordable doesn’t have to mean without luxury. Whether you are a searching for an affordable staycation where you vacation locally or you are traveling from out of town to visit the beautiful Santa Barbara wine country/Santa Ynez Valley of California – The Hadsten House Inn & Spa is […]

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[Video] Romantic, Greek Culinary Memory in Mykonos, Greece

[Video] Romantic, Greek Culinary Memory in Mykonos, Greece

During the course of one’s lifetime we will all have eaten many meals whether alone or with others. Some which are ordinary and others quite special. The mere scent and taste of a certain food or even a photo can transport us back to a wonderful food memory which includes the people, the food and […]

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First-Class Romantic Mexico

First-Class Romantic Mexico

Romance, Relaxation & Gourmet Dining. My husband James and I were delighted with our experience at Secrets Capri Riveria Cancun, an all-inclusive ultra luxurious resort located on the Mayan Riviera on 71 oceanfront acres. This adults-only resort is a romantic, relaxing, first-class getaway. The cuisine was delicious, gourmet, healthy and well presented. The overall resort […]

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Charm & Romance in New Canaan, Connecticut

Charm & Romance in New Canaan, Connecticut

While we live in California, the state of Connecticut and county of Fairfield, is where I was born and can be quite a beautiful for a romantic getaway. In the fall with the leaves turning or the spring when crocuses are just blooming – New England can be extra quaint. Since my husband and I […]

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