Illuminating Blogger Award

I have to say I feel really honored to have been nominated for the Illuminated Blogger Award by CJ from This is the first time I have ever been nominated for an award for my blog The Epicurious Life.  It makes me feel like all my hard work is finally being noticed and appreciated.  Makes me one happy chic!!!  If you’d like to see what this award is all about and nominate someone, you can check it out at

So I am supposed to share one random fact about myself.  This is hard because in general I am a very random person and there is so much I would love to share with myself to you all.  I guess you will just have to read more of my blog to find out more about me.  BUT…for the purpose of this award, the random fact I would like to share is that I am insanely afraid of heights.  I am so scared that a few days ago when I went to the Hong Kong Jockey Club Racecourse with my friend to attend the Melbourne Cup Luncheon, I was weak in the knees just standing with her on the 5th floor balcony looking down as they were having a prize drawing.  I have tried time and time again to get rid of my fear because I believe in life that facing things head on is the only way to tackle anything.  So far no luck.  I even went trapezing earlier this year to try and get over it.  I succeeded at trapezing and did amazing, I was told.  Yet my fear still exists.  Maybe one day.  For now I will have to live with it.

Here are the blogs I would like to nominate for the Illuminating Blogger Award.  I am supposed to choose 5 blogs.  I do think there are so many wonderful blogs out there but I would like to help those who need to build their audience and followers a bit more because they deserve to be seen by many more people: – extremely well written blog if you want to read more about Italy, especially Venice. – I met this gal many years ago when I started Gourmand Chic.  She is definitely THE Domestic Diva so please do me a favor and check out her blog! – I only met Jamie recently and already truly enjoy her blogs and look forward to each new post.  She is an adventurous traveler with an interest in photography. – I don’t read a lot of Mom blogs but I have to say that after meeting this Mother her blogs fascinated me with not only stories of her two but a lot of other interesting topics too. – This blogger has been a staunch supporter of Gourmand Chic and has become a good friend.  He doesn’t post a lot but when he does it is well worth reading.

I had a lot of fun with this and hope to receive many more awards because now I am addicted!!!  Once again, thank you CJ of

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12 Comments on “Illuminating Blogger Award”

  1. Food Stories
    November 10, 2012 at 12:29 pm #

    Great acceptance post! Love the blogs that you chose & I’m certain many more awards will be coming your way 😉

    • November 10, 2012 at 5:49 pm #

      Thanks to you for starting this and for believing in me. Means a lot!

  2. November 10, 2012 at 12:51 pm #

    Congratulations on your award, well deserved. Perhaps the butterflies you felt in your stomach at the HK Jockeys Club were a premonition of the impending award. 🙂

    • November 10, 2012 at 5:47 pm #

      Ha ha. I have been known for my premonitions to come true from time to time *grin*

  3. November 10, 2012 at 8:15 pm #

    This is well deserved. the love an passion that you put into your work goes without saying.

    • November 11, 2012 at 12:29 am #

      Didn’t know you had WordPress. Thank you for your nice comment Papa Bear 🙂

  4. November 10, 2012 at 8:35 pm #

    Congratulations !!!!

  5. November 10, 2012 at 11:20 pm #

    congratulations and i wish you luck in overcoming your fears ^^

    • November 11, 2012 at 12:28 am #

      Thank you. Going to be a long process!!!

  6. December 14, 2012 at 1:00 am #

    Kudos!!! That is not easy especially for someone with RA.


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