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Bungalows Key Largo

…Just like Bogie and Bacall It would be cliche to say, “When your head says one thing and your whole life says another, your head always loses.” I knew that, as I made my way through the teal gates of this spectacular resort, I would be hard-pressed not to fall deeply in love with the romantic setting […]

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Lucknam Park Gastronomic Galivant

Three decades ago, when I was a child, British food didn’t have the best of reputations. But somehow, in the intervening years, the country’s culinary fortunes have been transformed by a new generation of talented chefs, who have drawn upon Britain’s excellent agricultural produce and international ties to create diverse and delicious cuisines to be proud of. Hywel Jones, Executive Chef […]

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Take us Back, Key West – Marquesa

Our road trips have become more frequent and a little more epic. We had to drive to the Florida Keys and check into a classic in Key West. The Marquesa Hotel is a must stay when here on the southernmost key. She’s got all the charm that you’d expect from Key West. Intertwine that with elegantly appointed suites encircling pristine […]

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Location, Location, Location

Location, Location, Location…Key West   If you want to get to the heart of the matter and set yourself up to be in the thick of things, try Ocean Key Resort & Spa A sophisticated, vibrant, seaside classic nestled between Key West Harbor and Mallory Square at 0 Duval Street. If you really want to get to the bottom of […]

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Catching up in Old Montreal

In the Autumn issue, I wrote “A Letter from North America Montreal, Canada” It alluded to a feature further in the magazine,then the hurricane hit the Bahamas and we retooled much of the magazine to dedicate pages to our friends in the islands. I inadvertently left the mention of the larger piece in the letter from. You […]

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Time in Ireland

My good friend time, presented a gift, in the form of a one hour drive from downtown Dublin, I’m threading Kilkea Castle’s enticing tree-lined canopy, a tunnel of leaves trunks and branches, an entry to a building of wood and stone construction in the 12th Century that culminates today with its magnificent staff. Lee Ann […]

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Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way

I Went Wild… while walking along Ireland’s rugged West Coast. I suddenly feel like waxing poetic. It could be the verdant fields and steep cliffs of this side of the Emerald Isle. There is something very magical about this country and this part of it, in particular. I began my walking tour in the region […]

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We Love California too – Alisal Ranch

We Love California too Alisal Ranch The guest experience at Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort just got a little swankier. Thanks to Nathan Turner. The designer whose style is synonymous with “the easy glam of California living” has designed the interiors of a set of guest cottages at this iconic guest ranch into everything we […]

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Living the dream in Florence is easy at Il Salviatino

The 15th century villa overlooks the city of Florence from its hillside home in Filsole. I flew into Milan and took a train directly to Florence where I was about to begin my Italian dream trip. The energy that filled the train station quickly morphed into an elevated sense of place as we wended our […]

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Crossroads of Authenticity and Luxury

In a cove carved centuries ago against the peaceful Pacific,Puerto Vallarta sways sweetly between the forests and the beaches, creating a perfect balance for the Casa Velas resort. It’s raining upon my arrival, and it’s wonderful. Mountains in the distance shyly hide under misty skies, while raindrops bounce off every green leaf in sight. Often […]

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