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Lotte New York Palace | Luxury Hotel Review

 Palace New York Hotel Formerly the Helmsley Palace and then the New York Palace, today the Lotte New York Palace, in my opinion, has neglected attention to detail, unlike the previous owners. Lotte New York Palace Address The Lotte New York Palace is located at 455 Madison Avenue at 50th Street, New York, NY 10022. Customers can choose between booking rooms or suites in the … Continue reading Lotte New York Palace | Luxury Hotel Review

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Rolf’s German Restaurant

Rolf’s Restaurant Address Three of us stood in line to get in Rolf’s German Restaurant at 281 Third Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10010, in the Gramercy Park area of Manhattan. Rolf’s is renowned for their Christmas decorations and “October Fest” spectacle. Rolf’s New York City Christmas About 100,000 lights are twisted around garland and poles. Thousands of ornaments and icicles hang from the ceiling and walls mixed … Continue reading Rolf’s German Restaurant

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Union Square Holiday Market

Manhattan New York Urbanspace Union Square Holiday Market Union Square Holiday Market is an Urbanspace project in Manhattan New York. Vendors sell holiday merchandise including Christmas ornaments, accessories, art, specialty food, and more. Stalls line the stone mortared paths at this world-renowned Christmas market that runs from November 16 to December 24, 2017. My daughter and I tried on wool hats and scarves, smelled sprigs of lavender … Continue reading Union Square Holiday Market

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Le Bistro Du Village

Restaurant Review Le Bistro du Village–Formerly Crepe Du Jour Mt. Washington, Baltimore, Maryland  When I approached Le Bistro du Village in Mt. Washington, I spotted the red awning that hung over the bright blue and yellow restaurant front. Flower-tiled patio tables equipped with blue chairs lined the sidewalk in front of the entrance like the sidewalk cafes in Paris. I was looking forward to dining … Continue reading Le Bistro Du Village

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Mt. Washington in Baltimore

Mt. Washington Baltimore Visitors and locals alike head to Mt. Washington in Baltimore, Maryland, to shop in a relaxed atmosphere. This quaint town is the perfect place to spend a few hours ducking in and out of boutiques looking for that must-have. Generally speaking, shopping there is like a vacation from the busy city and malls. Furthermore, if you like art, browse Baltimore Clayworks to … Continue reading Mt. Washington in Baltimore

The Palmetto sculpture honors those that died in the war against Mexico. Sticky post

Best Activities in Columbia, South Carolina

In Columbia, South Carolina, the pace slows, and the palmettos exude warmth like the locals. Don’t be surprised if you are called mam or sir, especially by someone younger, good manners are the southern way. In late February, the temperature begins to warm, and trees start to leaf-out and bloom. Purple and yellow pansies brighten the landscape and scent the air indicating that spring is … Continue reading Best Activities in Columbia, South Carolina

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Best Travel Tip and Trick

  I carry a small cross-body-organizer that includes compartments for credit cards and cash, and two zip pockets. One I use for makeup, keys, and sunglasses, and I place my change in the other. My cell phone fits in an outside sleeve where it is easily accessible. When I travel, I toss my purse in my tote to use at my destination. You can find organizer … Continue reading Best Travel Tip and Trick

Our Labrador retriever was a loyal dog. Sticky post

Funny Dog Story

When I entered the kitchen around 7 a.m., my husband glared at me with bleary eyes  marked with half-moon circles. I poured my coffee and said, “What’s wrong?” “I was hoping to get a full night’s sleep last night because I have a busy day. Didn’t you hear the dog whine at 4:30 this morning?” “No, I didn’t hear him or I would’ve gotten up.” … Continue reading Funny Dog Story

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Puppy Escapes in Airplane

When I learned about the Leonberger dogs’ loyalty to their owners and fondness for children, I convinced my husband that– it was not a bean-brained-paid boondoggle– it was worth flying to purchase a Leonberger puppy because none were available near us when our Labrador retriever passed. Anyway, we had sufficient airline points to pay for our flights. I joined the Leonberger Club of America and … Continue reading Puppy Escapes in Airplane

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Tips and Tricks for Traveling with a Dog

Traveling With Pets  Puppy in the car for the first time Take your puppy on short trips as soon as possible, and he will learn to love it. If your young dog has never ridden in the car, it’s not too late. Take him or her for rides with family members or friends. Ask them to offer treats and pet the dog ensuring that he has … Continue reading Tips and Tricks for Traveling with a Dog

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The Breakers Palm Beach

A List of Interesting Facts About The Breakers, Palm Beach  Henry Morrison Flagler opened The Breakers in 1896, and his heirs still own and run the hotel. The Breakers Had Burned Down Twice The Breakers, formerly the Palm Beach Inn until 1901, burned down in 1903 and 1925. The first fire ignited during renovations to expand the building, and the second fire originated in a … Continue reading The Breakers Palm Beach

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Most Frightening Trip Ever — Hatillo, Puerto Rico

The most frightening trip I have ever experienced was driving through Hatillo, Puerto Rico on December 28, 2008. Our family flew to San Juan and rented an SUV for the 2 1/2 hour drive to Rincon. The trip took us 4 1/2 hours, and one of those hours was the most frightening in my life. We began our trip cruising west along the north shore, … Continue reading Most Frightening Trip Ever — Hatillo, Puerto Rico

The Courtyard focal point is a glimmering pool.

The Setai Miami Beach: Luxury Hotel

The Setai Miami Beach I have never experienced anything like The Setai luxury hotel in South Beach Miami, Florida. The hotel’s Asian style hospitality transports you out of busy Miami into a cocoon. Not only do you feel protected, but the staff pampers you until you ultimately unwind. Your transformation begins when you step inside the brown and tan toned hotel designed with simple furnishings. … Continue reading The Setai Miami Beach: Luxury Hotel

Basil's Bar is on Britannia Bay

Mustique Attracts Celebrities and Royalty

Mustique St Vincent and the Grenadines Royalty Princess Margaret had become famous for attending and throwing wild parties on Mustique in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.  Some of these parties included scantily clothed young men. Why wasn’t Princess Margaret concerned about journalists publicizing her bad behavior?  Celebrities Other famous visitors included Paul Newman, Rachel Welch, and David Bowie. Today, you might see Mick Jagger, Bryan Adams, … Continue reading Mustique Attracts Celebrities and Royalty