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Monet in Normandy

I went to see this Monet exhibit at the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh NC. I was familiar with his water lilies and all the Giverny paintings but not so much with his work in Normandy so this was an educational visit for me. Among other things, I found out that he had […]

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The Biltmore Estate

Asheville North Carolina, who has heard of it? Well…you are about to now! North Carolina, is bordered by the states of Virginia, Tennessee and, of course, South Carolina. Asheville is located on the western side of the state, at the base of the Apalachian mountains also called, in this area, the Blue ridge mountains because […]

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Food

Tea stick

I love museum boutiques, they always have unusual gifts. Look at this nifty gadget I was given from the Museum of Modern Art. It is a tea strainer for one. It is called a tea stick in english and a tea pipe in french. It looks modern and is very user friendly. I love it! […]

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Books and Movies

Man of the year

I needed a popcorn fix and chose this just released film with Robin Williams. I must confess right off the bat that I am a fan of his. It is the story of a comic talk show host who decides to run for president…there is a bit of a twist to the story as someone […]

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Pumpkins

A gorgeous fall day called for a visit to the pumpkin exhibit at the botanical garden. They hold a decorating contest every year but I had never been before. There were so many it was hard to choose which ones to photograph… These two were treated as canvases, the one on the right is reminiscent […]

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Travel

Tampa Bay fam trip story is up

For anyone interested, the hotel photos and descriptions from the Tampa Bay trip are up on the travel side. There is not a lot of “story” to this one as it was a very short trip and we basically went from one property to the next. The next trip should be more interesting. Stay tuned!!

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Food

Le restaurant du Musée

Sunday it was raining so we agreed to meet for lunch at the  Museum of Fine Arts restaurant. This is a regular stop for us and it is always very good. We started with the tomato and basil soup, followed by a warm filet of beef salad over mesclun, with some parmesan shavings and an […]

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Food

Les Héritiers and le Convivial restaurants

My friend Amanda was in town this weekend. Which means this was going to be a restaurant extravaganza. I had heard a lot of hype about Les Héritiers, a “bring your own wine” restaurant located in a residential area. So we decided to give it a try. It is not very large, I would estimate […]