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Escape from D.C. to Palm Springs

Escaping from the city of rain meant it was easy to hop on a plane and fly to sunny California – to be precise to Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs, and Palm Desert.  My first trip there also meant I took … Continue reading

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Paris – the perfect city to wine and dine and walk

Paris – the perfect city to wine and dine and walk for miles without realizing how far one has walked. To start our visit, we selected one of the five three-star restaurants in Paris. These are the best of the … Continue reading

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Dornoch is a find!

Although I could expound on the Republican two debates, all the pundits will be doing so, therefore I am once again writing about the trip to Scotland and more amazing finds.  So … the travelogue continues this week. Dornoch is … Continue reading

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Oban: Knipoch House Hotel – what a find!

The drive from Edinburgh to Oban was one of the most magnificent visual experiences I’ve ever had and I’ve been to some magnificent scenic places in the world. Much of it is on two lane roads so I would recommend … Continue reading

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Manhattan in May

For the first time since 9/11 I am staying in the Battery Park/Financial district in downtown Manhattan. What an amazing transformation! Streets are clean, plants are all over, walkways are wide and full of pedestrians. There are bike paths and … Continue reading

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A delightful dinner at Hermes

Many of you know of the fashion house in Paris called Hermès. It was founded in 1837 as a saddler. It grew into a major fashion house first recognized for its purses such as the Kelly bag, the Birkin, the … Continue reading

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Happy Easter!

I know I did a recipe last week, but the news of the world is too depressing so I wanted to pass along some Easter recipes. Here are some ideas for an Easter meal: Roast Lamb The traditional roast lamb … Continue reading

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Escape from D.C. to … Charlottesville, VA

One of the most fun short trips from Washington D.C. is a road excursion to Charlottesville, Virginia. Many don’t realize that the city of Charlottesville is a great deal more than just the home of The University (i.e. UVA). It … Continue reading

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Summer in The Rockies: An Absolute Must

No, I am not writing about Syria again!  We have all heard plenty this weekand it won’t stop anytime soon.  I’ll wait a few more weeks before I get indignant about it again.  Instead, I am going to tell you … Continue reading

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Heat Wave? Find good food in a cool place

In the oppressive heat and humidity, one has to find amusement to take the mind off the misery of a D.C. summer.  So this week, we found three fun activities: eating, drinking, and watching a great show. We started the … Continue reading

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