Travel: Gifting An African Safari

Everyone needs to experience an African Safari at least once in their lifetime. And with that believe I share with you the idea of gifting an African Safari – to celebrate a wedding anniversary, or a special birthday or even as a honeymoon destination. Put the idea (that came to me while watching The Crown)  […]

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Travel: Quick Getaways No Matter Where You Are In the World

My friends who live in the UK have decided to go to Italy for a few days, over the Thanksgiving holiday. I found this news amusing, only because while we, in the continental U.S. plan for family get-together across the country for Thanksgiving, she and her husband plan to do a weekend getaway. And then […]

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Travel: All Things Paris

I’ve been to Paris nearly every single month of the year – except December and January and in 2018 I am adding to my bucket list to experience my favorite place on earth at least the month of December – right before and during all the holiday festivities. In the meantime, here’s what I have […]

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Travel: Monday Morning Visual Therapy

This Monday morning I felt the need to share these fascinating hotels with the best views based on Architectural Digest reviews. All to simply  jump start your day: Featured image property: Qasar Al Sarah Resort in Abu Dhabi, for the rest please go here

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My First EATALY Visit was…

The craze for the newly opened EATALY in Los Angeles caused such a stir they had to close it for the day to reassess how best to proceed. Which makes for even more demand to go and see the location on Santa Monica Boulevard and experience the concept of all sorts of eateries under one […]

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Travel Series: Behind The Scenes – Vol II

A week ago I started a new series on Raw Silk and Saffron, to talk about what goes on behind the scenes, in terms of travel. I’ve always been curious to know or learn how some things come about, or the inspiration behind re-designing a city or even the methodology used to create, recreate, or […]

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Travel: Best Countries to Visit 2017 and 2018

I couldn’t resist comparing these lists – when it comes to suggestions offered up by various  travel sites about where to travel next. In 2017 – Conde Nast Traveler suggested these destinations: Canada American Mid-West Cuba Bermuda Athens Scotland Scandinavian Countries (Norway, Finland, Sweden) Portugal Croatia Jerusalem New Zealand Tokyo Zimbabwe Rawanda Buenos Aires Chilean […]

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Travel Series: Behind The Scenes

Sure, when we travel somewhere, we are mostly focused on what we see in front of us and seldom do any background information on sites or towns we visit. I mean current events or future plans research. Well, I am always intregued but evolution or remodel or updates or sometimes unfortuantely a bad decision in […]

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Travel: Planning for A Romantic Getaway

A Romantic getaway is always encouraged, even in the late Fall/to early Winter – no matter the weather.  There is a certain fairytale-like feel to traveling during this time of year and with the right planning, you may discover it will be the most memorable. {Prague photo source} {Swiss Alps photo source}

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Travel: Christmas Markets in London

November 1st – time to begin the planning for all things holidays and if you are taking a trip to London, then consider the Christmas markets opening up during the month. For the entire list go here:

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