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France Trip Planning – Summer 2018

I’m very excited to be returning to France later this summer.  I absolutely adore Paris and it’s my favorite “big” city in Europe that I have visited so far (and we have hit most of the major cities including Madrid, Barcelona, London, Rome, Munich and Prague…though Amsterdam, Dublin, Florence and Milan are still on my… Continue reading France Trip Planning – Summer 2018

Dining · New Orleans · Uncategorized · United States

New Orleans Restaurant Visits

Well, wouldn’t you know it?  After 3 days of parades, late nights and too much food and drink in New Orleans, I came down with a nasty sinus infection and have been feeling terrible for the last few days and finally saw a doctor this morning.  Note to self – I am no longer in… Continue reading New Orleans Restaurant Visits

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Mardi Gras, New Orleans 2018

We just got back yesterday from 3 days in New Orleans where we celebrated the first weekend of Mardi Gras.  Mardi Gras (aka, Fat Tuesday) this year falls on February 13, but they have parades and festivities for the two weekends before Mardi Gras.  It’s basically the same as Carnivale – everyone parties hard leading… Continue reading Mardi Gras, New Orleans 2018

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Favorite Places to Eat in New Orleans

Steve and I are very excited to be spending a long weekend in New Orleans where we will be hanging out with some friends and catching the first weekend of Mardi Gras.  Living in Dallas, it’s a quick and easy flight to The Big Easy so we have made this trip more times than I… Continue reading Favorite Places to Eat in New Orleans

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Ritz Carlton Bacara Resort & Spa in Santa Barbara, CA

Well, we had a little change of plans at the very last minute on this trip.  We had originally booked a one night stay at the Four Seasons Biltmore Hotel in Santa Barbara for our last night stay before flying home on Jan. 2.  The day before we left on our trip, I received a… Continue reading Ritz Carlton Bacara Resort & Spa in Santa Barbara, CA

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Santa Barbara, CA – Wine Country Trip

Steve and I spent New Years in the small town of Los Olivos, CA, which is about 40 minutes north of Santa Barbara.  We rented the same small rental home that we have stayed in several times before which is located one block off the main town square and is a perfect location for the… Continue reading Santa Barbara, CA – Wine Country Trip