Greetings from Paradise by Linda Harden

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Hi, everyone — Happy Summer!  I am glad to see that it has finally warmed up in some areas of the USA where it looked like that was never going to happen.  In case you are curious, it has been really HOT here in paradise and I found out today why — the Sahara Desert.  The sand has been traveling ... Read More »

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Hi, Everyone — Happy Week after Easter.  I know I say this more frequently than not but WHERE HAS THE TIME GONE??!!   The last eight weeks have been so incredibly busy that i find it almost hard to believe that so many folks have already left to summer elsewhere.  But the car carriers and the downturn in traffic is ... Read More »

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Happy Monday — I bet you all never expected to hear from me again so soon.  Surprise!  I became aware of some late-breaking news and wanted to share it with you right away….so here we go.  I will try and make this “Greetings” brief. 1.  Toojay’s — the wonderful deli at Mercato  opened a few day ago and is SWAMPED ... Read More »

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Hi, everyone! Happy Sunday — and Happy 44th Anniversary + two days to my wonderful husband, Bob.  Where has the time gone?  And now we are skating into my birthday “week” so the celebrations shall continue!  :o)  Actually, the entire celebration MONTH (Valentine’s Day, Wedding Anniversary & Birthday) started when we left for our fabulous Jazz Cruise for the 4th ... Read More »

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URGENT — PSA (Public Service Announcement — CIBAO Grille Hi, everyone — first of all, let me apologize to all of you who already know the recent news about one of our most FAVORITE restaurants, CIBAO GRILLE, of which you have heard me speak so many times. The owner of CIBAO, and our dear friend, Pedro Nolasco, passed away suddenly ... Read More »

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Happy New Year everyone! I hope you all had a safe and happy Holiday Season.  I put the last of our Christmas decorations away this weekend so I am set to go for this new year.  So let’s get right to the latest news, starting with restaurants. Even I am having trouble keeping up with the revolving door of restaurants ... Read More »

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Hi, everyone – I am happy to report that I am writing to you from my brand new MacBook Air!!  FINALLY!!   So far, I am thrilled by its speed, ease with doing EVERYTHING and the ABSENCE of the _____ing spinning beach ball every five seconds.  Yippee.  And I managed to buy it just a couple of days before the ... Read More »

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Hi, everyone — Happy Friday. I hope you all are enjoying your summer as it passes by at what seems to be warp speed. This is going to be a very short “snippet” — more importantly, a PSA (Public Service Announcement)….so please make note of this…..ESPECIALLY those of you who live in Naples. As of September 2, the Apple Store ... Read More »

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Hi, everyone — Happy last Sunday in July.  Before I get started on the newsy news around town, I would like to thank you all for reinvigorating me to continue “Greetings from Paradise.”  I received literally HUNDREDS of emails — some of those emails were from folks who receive “Greetings” from others and are not even on my “address list” ... Read More »

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Hi, everyone — I hope you all are enjoying a wonderful summer.  Bob and I definitely are…..and even as we are well into July, we are surprised to find that Naples still remains incredibly busy.  One perfect example was Friday evening.  Along with some friends, we planned an evening in Old Naples — dinner at Chops and then a performance ... Read More »