admin on June 20th, 2009

I was given an interesting opportunity. A very good friend of mine recently accepted a position as CMO with Jackson Family Wines in Sonoma.  Of course, my first thought was – huh, not me?  As most of you know, Patty loves her wine and food!  What a natural position for me – yes?  Of course, […]

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admin on May 5th, 2009

For this Travel Cat, seeing the beauty of new places, experiencing cultures foreign to mine, meeting people from all walks of life and opening my mind and soul to new adventures is a passion for me.  I love to encourage, inspire and cajole people into giving it a try – and trying something that pushes […]

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admin on December 6th, 2008

Hello from Moscow! I’d love to say hello in Russian but I sure don’t know the alphabet and after 5 days, I still can’t figure out how to say it!  I was so excited to finally make it to this city as it has been on my list of “must do’s” for ages.   My first […]

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admin on October 24th, 2008

Merhaba – but, this time from Cappadocia. And yes, for two nights, I slept in a cave that is over 2,000 years old.  Of course, mine comes with Frette sheets and room service! I’ve done just about everything there is to do in Istanbul and started to look for small trips inside the country.  As […]

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admin on September 17th, 2008

Merhaba from Istanbul – Yes, I arrived safe and sound.  And it’s been non-stop until this moment.  I am wrapped in my down comforter at the W Hotel and catching up with my LA life.  “Ellen” is playing on TV and keeping me company.  The shows are all from America on this channel and the […]

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admin on May 30th, 2008

Bonjour to all. I think I am coming home tomorrow (May 31st).  At least that’s the plan.  But, in France, plans change at a moment’s notice – and that could happen today. When last I left all of you I was coming off of my red carpet high and ready for some R&R in the […]

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admin on May 19th, 2008

(The following was written Monday, May 19th but due to technical difficulties  – i.e. I am a dolt with computers – this is going out Friday, May 23rd.  And be warned – this is long!) For some it is meeting the Pope, for others the President or maybe the Queen – for me royalty turned […]

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admin on May 11th, 2008

Bonjour encore! It’s the 11th (I think) – Sunday, Mother’s Day in the States.  I may be a tad off on the date but like most things in France a close estimate usually suffices.  I have a small lull between guests and I have slept and managed not to have wine for around 32 hours.  […]

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admin on May 5th, 2008

Hello to all from Provence – I have arrived safe and sound for my last hurrah and the sale of the house.  It was seven years ago that I embarked on the crazy journey of buying a house in the village of St. Remy.  Foolish?  Lucky?  Brave?  Naïve?  There was certainly a lot of ignorance […]

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admin on January 2nd, 2008

Hola to all! I did it.  100.  And let me tell you – a cold beer at the end of 100 miles has never tasted soooooooo good. The night before our big ride, everyone was so exhausted from the New Years Eve festivities that we were a fair bunch of zombies at dinner.  The hotel […]

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