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Step Back to the Glamour Era at Ten Chimneys. Wisconsin Summer Estate of Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne.

Indulge Yourself for an Afternoon at Ten Chimneys. It’s 1938 in Genesee Depot, WI. and You’re Visiting Legendary Stage Actors Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne.

You’re the afternoon guest of Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne at Ten Chimneys, the couple’s summer retreat far away from the clatter of Broadway.

As your taxi rolls up the rural driveway, you behold the most beautiful estate you’ve ever seen outside the Hamptons. Lynn’s flower gardens are everywhere. Driving past the white stone fence to the white 18-room main house, you catch a glimpse of an adorable red country cottage perfectly accented with red and white striped awnings. And you’ll notice the Swedish-style log cabin studio out near the creamery, just past the barn, stables and, of course, Alfred’s greenhouse and vegetable gardens.

July 28, 2008 at 9:14 am Leave a comment

Girlfriend Getaways to Great Cities Now

If you haven’t taken a getaway with your friends, there’s still time this summer and the airfares are still good — considering the price of fuel!

Some of my favorite cities — and those I’d definitely visit again — are:

  • Orlando — Now just $168/$188 Roundtrip on Midwest Airlines! (GRAB IT NOW!)
  • Boston
  • San Antonio
  • Baltimore
  • Toronto
  • Seattle
  • Washington, DC
  • July 24, 2008 at 10:23 am 1 comment

    Chef-Review of New York Restaurant wd-50

    What do East Coast culinary types do on their day off? They take a train to NYC to sample some of the best Manhattan has to offer. Two young chefs from the Washington, D.C. area went to New York just to sample the fine culinary expertise of Wylie Dufresne at his notable Lower East Side Manhattan restaurant. Read one chef’s review as the duo experienced an 11-course dinner at wd-50.

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    July 10, 2008 at 1:31 pm Leave a comment

    Red Piano Concert in Vegas Was On My Bucket List

    My sole purpose in making this particular trip to Las Vegas was to see Elton John perform at his The Red Piano concert at Caesars Palace Colosseum. And he did not disappoint! He was definitely worth waiting a lifetime to see!

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    June 20, 2008 at 5:39 pm Leave a comment

    Edgy Shops and Dining in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg

    Brooklyn’s Williamsburg Coming Alive as a New Greenwich Village
    I’d heard about Williamsburg, a neighborhood in Brooklyn. That it is pretty much the way Greenwich Village was 30 years ago or more. Young fashion designers, up-and-coming artists and musicians, less expensive living and the place to meet other artsy up-and-comers. Read the rest of this entry »

    June 12, 2008 at 7:07 pm 2 comments

    A High-Flying Adventure in Georgia

    Winter’s got me down! I’m ready for a spring fling. And whatTree Flight Canopy Tour better place for that than this nature conservancy/resort in Georgia that let’s you fling yourself off a tower and soar high above the treetops on a zip line. I’m going with 2 friends in a week or so. Get the whole story about this resort just outside Atlanta.

    March 4, 2008 at 9:44 am Leave a comment

    Pet Fashion Week in New York. Be There.

    Girlfriends: Take your dogs to NYC and stroll 5th Avenue. NYC has become very pet friendly. Events for you and your pet, hotels and restaurants that offer Fido-Friendly accommodations, and an airline that lets your pet travel with you have all made it easier to enjoy a visit to New York City with your pooch.grey-dog-graphic.jpg
    Here’s an excerpt from an e-mail I got today from Modern Dog magazine detailing the highlights of New York’s Pet Fashion Week.

    Rover Takes Manhattan
    Looking for an excuse to visit the Big Apple this August? Well look no further.

    Fashion goes to the dogs with New York Pet Fashion Week. Combining les chiens and chic, Pet Fashion Week features avant-garde pet styling, cutting-edge canine fashion shows, kick-off party, and an industry symposium and trade show. We’re a sponsor of the Luxury Pet Pavilion on the fourth floor, complete with a chill out lounge (catering staff, drinks, even a pianist!), so stop by and say “hi.” It’s an event not to be missed. After all, hanging right next to your “I ? NY” t-shirt are your “I ? dogs” and “I ? fashion” tees, right? (August 18-19, industry only)

    Or, head over the bridge to Jersey and check out L’Oreal Paris’ 4th annual Because Your Dog Is Worth It Too Day, featuring a dog beauty contest, boardwalk games, dog-opoly, and more, in benefit of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. (August 18)

    Play at Washington Square Park. Two dog runs—one for smaller dogs, one for larger—make this Greenwich Village park a veritable dog haven. W. 4th St. and Waverly Pl.

    Stay at the W New York Union Square. Revel in the minimalist luxury and trademark nouveau-Hollywood style of the W hotel brand at this member of the dog-welcoming chain, located just across the street from an off-leash park.

    Pet-Friendly Hotels and Restaurants
    Visit to find most everything you’d want to know about traveling with your pet — including listings of pet-friendly hotels and restaurants in New York (and other cities). Check out another list of pet-friendly hotels at I’ve checked Quikbook and discovered that at least 25 of those pet-friendly hotels are listed on

    Pet-Friendly Airline
    Midwest Airlines offers two options for you and your dog: 1) In cabin below the seat if your dog is small enough, or 2) below the cabin in a climate-controlled, pressurized pet area that is safely away from the luggage. And if you and your dog are frequent travelers, check into the Premier Pet Program that also offers two options: 1) Pay for your pet’s travel with Midwest Miles, or 2) Let your pet earn free travel by accruing 3 paid trips. Check it out — it’s worth it if you like to take your dog with you.

    This post is also featured in the News section on, a site all about pets with free pet pages, pet product reviews and much more.

    August 9, 2007 at 1:14 pm 1 comment

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