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Migis Magic

Migis LodgeAs our world continues to function at an increasingly frenetic pace, I’ve noticed that many of us have been referencing earlier times, eras of gracious living, when life was not quite so hectic and harried. As I headed up to visit my younger daughter at her camp in Maine last weekend, looking forward to seeing her was only a part of my anticipation.…
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Back from Maine

I had intended on posting today about the marvelous resort I stayed at this past weekend in Maine. But after a long trip home, I was just too exhausted to pull it all together. I apologize to all you loyal readers.…
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Bel Air Beauty

I know, I know, it’s supposed to be At the Movies today. But this week got all topsy turvy, so we’ll resume next week!! In the meantime, let’s take a look at the renovation of a Los Angeles landmark. The Hotel Bel-Air has been an iconic location in Los Angeles for the last 55 years.…
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Summer Travel Tips

As many people are getting ready for summer travel, I thought I would offer a few of my favorite packing tips for when I go away. As far as determining what clothing to bring, I have learned all I know from my sister, who used to travel around the world for work.…
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Long Weekends

Monday has come much too quickly. I had a very special weekend – a girls’ trip including old friends and new, fabulous finds, fantastic food, convivial conversation, the past revisited and future imagined. A time to be remembered and hopefully repeated.…
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Wednesday Wine

It’s no secret that I am a big Burgundy fan. And within that region, one of the biggest and most famous Grand Crus is Corton Charlemagne. Terry was lucky enough  to recently attend a tasting of wines from an esteemedth estate.…
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Wednesday Wine

Last week we began our tour of Burgundy with Terry, starting in Paris and working our way down through Beaune and Volnay ending up in the marvelous town of Puligny Montrachet. Today we will commence the shorter half of our tour in the towns of the Cotes de Nuit.…
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Wednesday Wine

As it’s almost summer and some of you may be taking vacations abroad or planning them for the fall, Terry and I thought it would be interesting for you to see a wine trip through her, an expert’s, eyes. And what better region to visit than Burgundy.…
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Wednesday Wine (on Thursday)

As the beautiful weather seems to have arrived, we are thinking about what to drink for the approaching summer months. I think everyone is always looking for something new and fresh yet still worthy of our demanding desire for style and substance.  …
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Wednesday Wine

One of the most talked about topics currently circulating in the wine world is the new release of the successful 2006 Brunello. It is evidently the best vintage Italy has seen in many years. Considering that Brunello is one of the heavyweights in the Italian wine stable, this is indeed important news.…
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