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Get Thee to the Armory.

There’s still time – the New York Antiquarian Book Fair is on through the weekend at the Park Avenue Armory. Thanks to the generosity of Sunday and Josh at B&B Rare Books, Ltd. we reveled among the 200+ exhibitors and international … Continue reading

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Lions, luxury and love in Chicago.

Chicago is the place I always planned to live but turned out to be the place I hardly ever get to anymore. So it was a double thrill to be invited to our friend Olivia’s wedding – lots of love … Continue reading

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A Last Look at Michigan

We fell hard for Michigan. As we stepped off the ferry from Mackinac Island and began our trek southward down the middle of The Mitten, we had plenty of time to ponder our time there. Yes, Midwesterners are still just as … Continue reading

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A Grand Introduction: Mackinac Island

We didn’t know jack about Mackinac. It was only during the twenty-minute ferry ride from Mackinaw City over to Mackinac Island that we realized we’d been saying it all wrong. Despite that “c” at the end, it’s pronounced with an awww, not an aacckk. I later … Continue reading

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Glen Arbor: Lake Michigan with a Cherry on Top.

Glen Arbor sits pretty, right on the pinky finger of the mitten that is the lower peninsula of Michigan. It gazes fondly to the northwest over Lake Michigan, making for some terrific sunset views and it boasts the lovely Big and … Continue reading

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How to Remember the Alamo.

It reads almost like a folk tale. In March of 1836, a few hundred men huddled in a roofless fort, fighting to the death in a quixotic battle against two thousand Mexican soldiers commanded by the autocratic and ruthless General … Continue reading

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In Rio Life: Two Days and Dinners on the River in San Antonio

San Antonio was an unexpected delight.  Topside is an inviting and gracious historic town dotted with century-old buildings. And down the stately stairways a river idyll awaits. Ahead of the trip, I dithered around the myriad hotel options. It was … Continue reading

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