Category: Escape

Groot Constantia Wine Estate

A little history never hurt with a glass of wine, and a view!  Groot Constantia wine estate stretches into a stunning backdrop of mountians.  South Africa’s oldest vineyard offers award winning wines, for over 33o years, produced here on the wine farm which includes a museum and offers cellar tours.  To get there you can

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Vineyarding at Keuka Lake

Take me out to the country.  Wine country, that is!  And New Yorkers have our very own. Glacial lakes carved into mountains over 500 million years ago form a vineyard region of New York known as the Finger Lakes.  Don’t let a little frost on the ground frighten you away.  One might typically imagine a day

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Why Freiburg? Wine Not!

Freiburg im Breisgau is a quintessential European vacation.  Located in the wine growing region of Baden, an area noted for it’s cuisine, Freiburg is Germany’s warmest city.  Founded in 1120, this centuries old university town has been architecturally restored to its picturesque medieval state.  Known for sunshine, the Black Forest, and Albert Ludwig University; a visit

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Amsterdam!

Casually fabulous.  Amsterdam may have a bit of a naughty reputation, but there is so much more.  With the right touch of laid back yet cultured and tasteful, picturesque and charming, Amsterdam is old but new at the same time.  It has the suave sophistication of maturity and a youthful cocky swagger.  Allow yourself to

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The North Fork

No, wait!  Summer – come back! I am already going through withdrawl at the thought of summer’s end.  I need a won’t-accept-the-end-of-summer-vacation!  Alas, instead of planning one, I am remembering my dreamy weekend spent on Long Island’s North Fork at the start of my summer. On the lesser famed split of the Long Island Hamptons, this

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Fur is Back

The death of the fur debate; to wear, or not to wear, dead animals.  Anna Wintour, once served a dead raccoon while dining at the Four Seasons, and twice the victim of being tofu pied in the face, had only one sentiment in response: “Wear more fur.”  The public has heeded her command.  Headlines of

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