… always interesting to find “accident” photos on my phone at the end of the day…

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… some of the yummy food on the Brevard Bites Food Tour this week… xo #yum

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… I love it when I get to be part of Brevard Bites Food Tour group photos!

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… happiness is stocking up on my favorite cookware in Asheville… #PFOAfree

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… sweet speaker gifts, thank you!… such a wonderful time speaking to this amazing group of women today about life resets… xo…

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… receiving a mentoring session in “Politics 101” by my sweet friend, Eve… this is my view as I absorb it all… :-)

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… be sure to stop by this adorable store: “Poplar & Ash” in downtown Brevard (22 W. Jordan St.)… #cutethings

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… wine tasting at Historic Toxaway Market this evening… fun group of people… xo

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… followed by burgers & wine (not beer) at Lake Toxaway Country Club on the deck watching the fog roll in… #happyplace… xo


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Happy National Dog Day from Mac!

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… at Wine Down agreeing to seriously consider a new endeavor, something I NEVER envisioned for myself… :-)

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… goodnight, from Brevard!

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… wisdom on the wall at my favorite Bracken Mountain Bakery… #truth

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… Sunday brunch on the patio at Lake Toxaway County Club…

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Home sweet home… I love these mountains! xo

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… and, that’s a wrap… preparing to board a plane home to the U. S…. goodbye, sweet Rio, I love you more than ever… now, home to Brevard! xo

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Thank you, Rio… I am proud to say you shaped the person I am. Some memorable moments from this trip: (1) being able to show my son @mattasharpsteen where I grew up, (2) seeing the look on his face the first time he saw me speaking Portuguese, (3) being reunited with my Brazilian family (including my Brazilian sister @araripesonia, @felipe.araripee, @bellas_photos, @pattyoliveiraa, @julia_souto, @angela_araripesouto, @joao.araripe… I love you all so much! ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ … and my NEW family members including @mackeduardo, @tataicosta and the amazing team of women at @fundoelas! – I look forward to helping you continue to change the world and help women!, and (4) visiting my old school, Escola Americana do Rio @earj.official (despite the twinges of heartache from remembering all the fun times with my sweet best friend Wendy Morris – makes me cry typing this remembering all the times we shared together…. I miss her and sound of her sweet laugh). My heart is full heading back to the states… I send love to you all, the rest of my family. Don’t doubt for a minute that I love each of you and am here for you. Love is an open door always. xoxo — at Aeroporto Internacional do Rio de Janeiro Galeao.


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… so proud of the amazing & strong women I have met on this trip! #blessed #love

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… an afternoon of napping & then this: creme de papaya… #perfection

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… good night, from Ouro Preto! xo #lovetoyou

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… hello, from Ouro Preto, Brazil… one of my favorite little corners of the world… #myheartisfull xo

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… Matt, me, and Ricardo (our driver)…
… the view from our table where we ate lunch…
… the view from our room at the Solar do Rosario Hotel…
… bought new chokra balancing stones in the town centre…

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… more pics from Rio… xo

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… honored to be working with this amazing group of women @ the Elas Fund in Brazil…

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… fun day in Rio de Janeiro today!

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… fun weekend cheering sweet Leo on at the Greenville dog show… our little book series superstar!

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… this is the watering hole at the end of 18 holes of golf at Toxaway Country Club… and it’s burger night!

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… amazing dinner at Bouchon in Asheville this evening…

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… unexpected inspiration for my “Comfort Foods Around the World” cookbook…

… met this little guy before dinner… such a sweet boy, I loved that he came across the aisle and wanted to sit next to me…


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… oh dear, I won’t lie to you… this White Squirrel Wine isn’t the worst wine I’ve had, but it’s a close second…

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… insane schedule this week… at least my toes are ready for my next trip… xo

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… someone asked me to sign their book tonight while I was out for dinner… #ofcourseIwill #thankyou

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… excited about award-winning Michelin-star Chef Johannes Klapdohr of The Library Kitchen & Bar joining Brevard Bites Food Tours this season.. announced today!

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… thank you, Brevard Orthopedics… I know my shoulder is in good hands…

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… meet Ginger & Peaches, visiting Blue Ridge Bakery with their parents… while I grab Greek meatballs to-go… :-)

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… thank you to Connie, owner of Broad Street Wines, for this amazing French chardonnay…

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… kicking around shopping in Brevard today…

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… my favorite new butter at Food Matters… #ilovebutter

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… my favorite “Calming Blend” essential oil from Elements Spa… always have it around me… xo

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… and now for something beautiful… xo

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… thank you to my friend and rabbi Ely Rosenfeld for reminding me today it’s a good and right thing to be fearless in sharing my life, what I love, what has shaped me, my journey, finding peace, and choosing love… dive in with me, follow my lead… xo


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… in Asheville @ Willow’s Dream getting my haircut… #thankyou

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… my first MRI… thank you, Brevard Orthopedics #gladitsover :-)

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… proud of my friend, Ryan Jacques for his sustainable tiny house being featured in Cottages & Bungalows magazine & on dwell.com!

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… fun evening of Blue Smoke BBQ, book talk, fun conversations & birthday cake… happy birthday, John!

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… my favorite dinner at Falls Landing… caesar salad with grilled salmon…

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Happy July 4th!

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… I love this boy… #sweetmac

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… today is the day to burn your positive intentions by 3pm and give them to the universe, which is just what I did…

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… Burgers & Beers and good friends… @LakeToxawayCountryClub

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… thank you to Marc Dambax @ Marcos for making today’s magazine photoshoot so amazing!

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… magazine photoshoots where I get to drink wine while having my picture taken are the BEST!
… thank you to my mom for taking these photos
… and thank you to photog Karin for her mad skills!

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… a Sunday afternoon of insalata di tonno e fagioli and Hanty Branch front porch views…

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… someone had a little birthday shindig downtown this evening!

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Mac says goodnight, everyone!

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… I love this historic downtown Brevard building a little more every time I’m in it… xo

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