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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

    PayPal Saves You $50 on Midwest Airlines Tickets

    Midwest Airlines and PayPal have teamed up to help you get away to your favorite destination with an extra $50 in your pocket. It’s too good to pass up this summer. Midwest has no blackout dates, either. That’s $50 off per ticket on your reservation. So if 4 of you fly, you’ll save $200! Like I said — too good to pass up! You’ll need to purchase your tickets online and use the special promo code. Get that promo code here and get away for a few days with your friends.

    July 7, 2008 at 6:58 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

    Upper West Side Hotel — With a Penthouse View of New York’s Skyline

    How About a NYC Room with a View? Penthouse, Please!

    You just can’t beat a penthouse view of the New York City skyline. We checked in to an Upper West Side boutique hotel, On The Ave Hotel, not expecting a penthouse suite — but we did book a room with a terrace (at an unbelievable special rate!) Imagine our delight when our room key opened up to a penthouse suite with this spectacular view!
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    June 16, 2008 at 1:11 pm 1 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

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