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Chateau Splendor | le Prince Jardinier

We are taking a break from Wednesday Wine today to take a look at another lovely French location. After Megeve yesterday, we are meandering to the Loire valley, specifically to the Chateau de la Bourdaisiere. After a career in banking, Prince Louis Albert de Broglie, and his brother Prince Maurice, purchased the historic chateau in 1991, thus changing the course of Albert’s career.…
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Winter Wonderland

Everyone loves a white Christmas. Although I live in the northeast, it actually doesn’t happen that often. I’ve always dreamed of spending the holiday in a luxe alpine resort where you would be guaranteed a winter wonderland in grand style. Gstaad, St.…
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Traveler’s Tips and Treats

I didn’t get a chance to finish the post I had planned for today so I am reissuing some handy info from last year that I’m sure only a few have seen. I’m sure many of you will be traveling during the holiday season – whether on vacation or to visit friends or family.…
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The Swiss Are Coming! The Swiss Are Coming!

Switzerland is an understated place. This small landlocked country is not prone to outward displays of exuberance or extravagance. You rarely hear about Swiss stars at Oscar parties, young Swiss “it” girls in the pages of Vogue or a bevy of Swiss restaurants in New York boasting its cuisine.…
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The Royal Oak Foundation

Anglophiles unite! The byline of the Royal Oak Foundation is “Americans in Alliance with the National Trust of England, Wales and Northern Ireland.” You may be aware of the foundation’s work raising awareness of its important conservation and environmental work or you may know the name from its licensing agreements with such distinguished firms such as Cole & Son, Holland & Company, Katha Diddel and Lee Jofa.…
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Wish List

Here is my next wish list installment. So do you remember in Rear Window when the incredibly chic Grace Kelly, playing a fashion editor (dressed by Edith Head of course), comes over to Jimmy Stewart’s apartment with that fabulous Mark Cross bag?…
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Traveling Companions

For those of you who romanticize travel and long for the days of civilized airports, airlines with glamorous stewardesses, ocean liners with formal black tie dinners and train travel on the Twentieth Century (which I actually experienced), then you will probably be pleased to learn of the new book, coming out on December 1, just in time for the holidays, Louis Vuitton: 100 Legendary Trunks.…
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The Last Hurrah

As we gear up for what many of us consider the last weekend of summer, I thought a little farewell to the season would be fitting. Whether you’re heading to the beach nantucket sunset to the beach charlie at the beach or planning a lovely meal with friends photo by gus schmiege via fetch.taigan.com photo by pierre hussenot photo by pierre hussenot photo courtesy of the new york times photo courtesy of the new york times or just hanging out at home photo by tom leonard photo from francois halard photo by kurt markus I wish you and yours a very lovely weekend.…
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You Scream I Scream

We all scream for ice cream. I’m not a huge sweets person (salt is my poison) but I’m a sucker for good ice cream. And I can now say I have found (actually my husband gets the credit) the best ice cream I have every had (not including Benny & Caesar’s, mentioned a couple of weeks ago, which I haven’t personally tried yet).…
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Nantucket Top 20 – Eat

I could do weeks’ worth of posts on Nantucket. There is so much to see and do. Here, however, is an extremely abbreviated list of a few more of my favorite places, divided into three categories for when you are on island.…
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