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Great Escapes: Holiday Travel

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“I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas” always seems so far-fetched when you’re from the South. Immediately after the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade, the big tree goes up in Rockefeller Plaza and it’s officially holiday travel time in New York! Nothing puts me in the holiday mood more than a visit to the Big Apple, and I can start humming that famous Bing Crosby Chr[...]

Life's a Beach

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There are plenty of weekends from now until September for you to travel to the beach.  Here are some great ideas on what you’ll need! Charlotte Olympia Raffia Tote This spacious raffia tote is meant for warm days and tropical getaways. Stash your latest read, lotion and water bottle in the canvas-lined interior while placing your cards and keys in the [...]

Southeastern Showhouse Showcase: Part Two

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This is the second and final installment in the Southeastern Showhouse Showcase series. The 2016 Southeastern Designer Showhouse & Gardens, an inaugural spring showcase of the region's leading design-industry talents, offers tours Thursday through Sunday, as well as a host of inspired events throughout our run of show, from book-signings to inspired s[...]

Gracious Living™ with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Decorators' Show House and Gardens

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This year's Atlanta Symphony Decorators’ Show House & Gardens was the sunny yellow “Château Soleil,” a French-style estate designed in 1998 by architectural designer William T. Baker, and Rollins Ingram excitedly tackled the mission of transforming the Hers Master Bath and Dressing Area into a glamorous showcase of femininity with a classic yet bold colo[...]

Tulip Mania

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Saturday, January 19th is National Tulip Day and it is certainly on my bucket list to visit  the Netherlands during tulip season which runs from January to the end of April. Dam Square, Amsterdam The season officially begins in Amsterdam.  The event is organized by Dutch tulip growers who build a special tulip picking garden (around 200,000!) on Dam Sq[...]

Coconuts Not Sugarplums!

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'Twas the night before Christmas and all through the yacht, not a creature was stirring, as the weather was hot! The sandals were slung on the bow without thought, knowing tomorrow would be another day free of wroth.  The teens were all nestled down in their bunks while visions of coconuts danced in their heads. And I in my Eres and he in his trunks had just[...]

Much to See and Do in Telluride - Part II

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As promised, today's post will focus on some of my top picks for staying in Telluride and the surrounding area.  All my selections offer fabulous amenities of a ski resort destination along with the personal and attentive services of a fine Colorado resort! HOTEL COLUMBIA Situated on the San Miguel River at the base of the world famous Telluride Ski Re[...]

Much to See and Do in Telluride

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Telluride is tucked away in the southwest corner of Colorado where Mother Nature created some of her finest work. Fourteen thousand foot peaks tower above this charming town, which is nestled at the end of a box canyon. While it has matured from a booming mining camp to a bustling ski town, Telluride is a National Historic District and still looks much like [...]

Beyond the Beads and Bourbon St. - My Visit to New Orleans

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Behind the colorful beads and the excitement on Bourbon Street, there lies great Mardi Gras history and tradition. Mardi Gras is French for "Fat Tuesday"—that is, the final day before the penitential season of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday. While Mardi Gras has no official status in the Catholic Church, it is a custom in many Catholic countries to mark the da[...]

Gracious Living: A New Year Vacation at Round Hill Hotel and Villas

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For me, 2014 is the start of a new life -- literally and figuratively.  I wanted to start the new year with my loving family, wonderful friends, sunshine, laughter and smiles so Round Hill Hotel and Villas seemed like the ideal destination!  Since it opened in 1953, Round Hill—just over eight miles west of Montego Bay—has played host to the likes of Grace Ke[...]

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