Quebec City – The Next Best Thing to France

 I’ve been deep in the throws of planning for our trip to France next fall, which got me thinking about the time we spent in Quebec City. Last September we took a trip to the Northeast – that included the Canadian Continue reading Quebec City – The Next Best Thing to France

Inspiration – Mr. McGregor’s Garden

I love to travel, and have been lucky enough to do quite a bit of it since I’ve retired.  For me, one of the perks is the exposure to new architecture, interiors, food, and lifestyle. Take for instance, our last trip Continue reading Inspiration – Mr. McGregor’s Garden

Finding Art in Las Vegas

Gambling isn’t my thing, so when we were in Las Vegas a couple of weekends ago, I sought out art instead… Art isn’t usually the first thing that comes to mind when one thinks of that famous city in the Continue reading Finding Art in Las Vegas

The Fine Art of Making Tweeds and Plaids – Part 2

Last week I wrote about the wonderful Cotswold Woollen Weavers and showed you the museum side of the factory, here. Today, I want to show you some of their gorgeous products. This cute display greets you, just inside the door. Continue reading The Fine Art of Making Tweeds and Plaids – Part 2

My Napa

Napa is like a second home for me.  My dad graduated high school from there and I have close family that still lives in the wonderful Napa Valley.  Throughout childhood, I have fond memories of visiting my cousins (who still Continue reading My Napa

Vintage Today

When Mel over at Styled Canvas posted her July challenge I knew I wanted to take part.  The theme – vintage today.  The challenge for me was which to choose…we have lots of vintage pieces in our home – many Continue reading Vintage Today

A Sunny Weekend in San Francisco

Mark Twain’s famous line “The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco” didn’t apply last weekend.  It was absolutely beautiful, sunny and mid 70’s.  When you catch a nice day in The City it is absolutely Continue reading A Sunny Weekend in San Francisco

Wednesday’s Windows – Farmer’s Markets

Don’t you just love a good farmers’ market?  I do too. We spent last weekend in San Francisco and had a great time at their farmers’ market at the Ferry Building. It reminded me of another market clear across the globe…in Continue reading Wednesday’s Windows – Farmer’s Markets

Street Art

That chance encounter with creativity along public walkways and streets, never ceases to amaze me.  You know when you’re walking along and all of a sudden a piece of art catches your attention? I thought this was a clever way Continue reading Street Art

Wednesday’s Windows

Today’s post is not a window display per se, but these creative signboards serve the same purpose – attract your attention, stop you for a moment, and hopefully entice you into their establishment.  Whenever we travel, I’m always on the lookout Continue reading Wednesday’s Windows

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