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Monthly Archives: October 2012

Sweet Bella Cafe

Nobody’s perfect. Everyone knows that. But when you meet someone like Christina Santiago-Rivera, owner and pastry chef of Sweet Bella Cafe, you start to believe that near-perfection does exist. Running a restaurant is definitely in her blood, she being the daughter of Melo Santiago of the famed Melo’s Steakhouse. Looking at her, you wouldn’t guess … Continue reading »

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Eighty-eight

Exactly 8 years ago, on his 80th birthday, I wrote Daddy a letter that started this way: One of the best things about being married to Caloy is having you as my second father. That is still very much true to this day. Daddy is precisely the kind of father-in-law that every woman can only … Continue reading »

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