Tag Archives: Katrina Mauro

Expanded Tips for Buying Rugs Abroad

When Grant Martin of Gadling asked me if I would be interested in doing a short video interview about tips for rug buying abroad, I jumped on it.  How cool, I thought, and started writing up some points I could … Continue reading

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Spending Money Going Nowhere Fast

We’ve all done it, those of us who travel to a new city, and take a taxi in from the airport that is.  We sit in traffic, going nowhere in a cab for like 30 minutes to an hour, only … Continue reading

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Double Knot

A city whose history continues to feed it today, Istanbul’s attractions bring swarms of tourists to Sultanahmet each year, pollinating it with wealth.  I fell in love with its buzzing energy almost immediately; a vibration that made me want more.  … Continue reading

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Praha, A City For All

Traveling with a group of friends can sometimes be challenging.  What one person loves, another hates.  When one person wants to be here, the other there.  Different personalities bring different energies to the mix, and different interests will lead each … Continue reading

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Challenges of Management: Jewel Street Paradise

Owning a four family home in Brooklyn can be a lot of work.  Of course there’s the hassles of accounting…collecting the rent, and remembering to pay all of the bills on time, which for me means I write my rent … Continue reading

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The Challenge: Traveling…Writing…Doing It More Often

Okay, so as you all know, three years from now I’ll be in that hammock in Southeast Asia, on a 6+ month tour, running Rare Beautiful Things from abroad and basically living off of various travel writing gigs. However, at … Continue reading

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The Saving Challenge: 2011

A few months ago, this is how a general workday would go financially. I stop at Fika in the morning before work.  Regularly I get a chai latte ($2.50) and a “Halongrotta” raspberry tart ($2.00), and leave the $0.50 change … Continue reading

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Kat’s Easy Breezy Swedish Fruit Tarts

Ingredients (makes 12): 6 tbsp butter (at room temperature) 1/4 cup sugar 1 cup all purpose flour Your favorite fruit preserves.   Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. To save time, I like to cut my butter into sections, place … Continue reading

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Kat’s Weekly Snack Sandwiches

Ingredients (yeilds 8): 1/2 lb Maple Glaze Turkey 1/8 lb Genoa Salami (sliced as thin as humanly possible) 1/8 lb Swiss 1 French Baguette Parmeggiano Reggiano Cheese, shaved Stone Ground and Spicy Brown Mustard Directions: Cut baguette lengthwise.  Spread stone … Continue reading

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The Resolution: 2011

“This year, I resolve to never make a resolution again.”  I was probably about 10 years old when I heard my grandmother say those words.  And to me, it was the best idea in the world!  I hated those papers … Continue reading

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