Lifestyle: Where Would You Celebrate A Milestone Anniversary

The bigger question is where would you celebrate a milestone wedding anniversary or a birthday? I am a firm believer that milestone birthdays and anniversaries should be spent in style. I am not one who likes parties, so a private getaway with my family is the perfect celebration. I guess I am taking a survey […]

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Travel: New England Bound

I have a journal where I log in all the places and things I want to see in my lifetime, as well as some recipes I’ve come up with while commuting home, and a list of must-read books, hopefully I will get around to in between the many other to-do items listed there as well. […]

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Travel: Winter Weekend-ish Getaway

In the states there are two long weekends during the winter months – one in January, and the other in February and if you plan it just right – the one in February can also be considered a romantic Valentine’s getaway to one of these destinations:   For chalet rentals and ski accommodations, go here, […]

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Boutique Hotel Pick – Beaverbrook Hotel, Surrey, England

In recent years I’ve fallen in love with the English countryside, which is where I was 20 years ago, dreaming of owning a cottage in England somewhere. I suppose I’ve made full circle. You see twenty years or so ago, I was walking about a street fair in San Francisco, and I noticed a set […]

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Lifestyle: For the Wine Lover

I realized I haven’t yet ventured out to Napa for the Fall season. Meaning, I go four times a year, once in late winter, mid Spring, anytime summer, and a trip in October for a glimpse of the harvest season . I love capturing photos of the colorful vineyards blanketing  the rolling hills and acres […]

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Travel: Visit These Pretty Towns in America

Never would I have imagined the truly beautiful towns across America that made it on this list, until I had the chance to travel throughout coastal England and get a glimpse of why it is that some of these very towns in the U.S. were named after those in England. ]

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Travel: Need To Know Before You Go

This post was originally intended for first time travelers to the following handful of destinations – But I realized as I was gathering up the material from here, that, even the seasoned traveler should skim through the need to know before you go  virtual tour(s) – click on photo: {featured image source}

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Boutique Hotel Pick – Hotel Les Roches Rouges By The Sea In France

I have never considered a stay in Saint-Raphaël – along the French Riviera until I stumbled upon this property. Usually I opt for Cannes and take the train from coastal town to the next – in particular having to make a local train to bus transfer in Saint-Raphaël on my way to Saint Tropez.   […]

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