A quick trip to Paris

When traveling to France, I have been able to stay in different neighborhoods and during each visit I always find something new about Paris.  If you only have three days, here are my suggestions for a memorable trip.

Dramatic, Dreamy Door County

 Fishing for whitefish, northern pike and walleye with      I conquered one of my biggest fears in Door County, Wisconsin.

Music to your Mouth

Low Country hospitality, dancing under the stars to familiar bluegrass favorites, succulent wood fire-roasted oysters plucked from the adjoining May River and bacon cured in the Smoky Mountains perfectly paired with Charleston’s best bourbon. For 12 years, a mighty crescendo has been building, as the south’s favorite music and food festival, Music To Your Mouth lights up the beautiful Montage…

At Home in New York

Stepping up to the front desk at the Euro-shiek Sofitel New York Hotel on 44th St and Fifth Ave., 
I felt like royalty. Two team members immediately stopped what they were doing and snapped to attention, looking me in the eye with interest and warmth. No tap-tapping on keyboards or distracted side conversations. 


High up in the clouds in a small Italian town on the Amalfi coast called Ravello, deep blue water surrounds your view and lush gardens color the scenery with brilliant hues of gold, pink, purple, violet and green. This is the endless view from Mama Agata’s terrace where we learned how to prepare traditional Italian dishes from ingredients grown on-site…