There are probably many reasons someone wouldn't want to be queen but tiaras have to be a major reason why it's good to be queen. The Victoria & Albert Museum in London is one of my favorites and I never tire of looking at the fabulous gems on display. Especially the amazing tiaras. Like this . . .
Pack light? Not hardly! I felt extremely stupid the year I brought two gigantic suitcases to Europe and had to wrestle them up long staircases by myself. I was, in a word, clueless. I wanted to prepare for any eventuality, and I did. I had outfits for every occasion and I do mean EVERY occasion. . . .
By the time you read this we will have finished our two-day drive to Santa Fe --where we'll live for the next two months. This will be the fourth year we've done the fall in Santa Fe and for some reason, I've been asked a ton of questions about it. So let me give you the FAQ or Frequently Asked . . .
People who don't travel talk a lot about the hassles of air travel. The aggravations. The problems. All the reasons they do not fly. Of course, that's usually an excuse for some other reason. Like fear of flying. I get that. I was a fearful flyer once, too. But here's what I know: People who . . .
I had no idea what a Komodo dragon was until I read a story way back in 2001 about the then-husband of actress Sharon Stone getting attacked by one. Who knew? A 10 foot one. It severely damaged his foot, too. Apparently those critters are aggressive. That one was at the L.A. Zoo. Of course, one must . . .
Yes, we're off to France for a while, hopping a plane to DFW and meeting our friends for the trip across the pond. Without my usual ton of baggage because I was more reasonable this time. Of course, we will be vigilant, as friends exhort us. But really, there's not much we can do to head off an . . .
This is the piece I was supposed to post the day i went to Maui, but I didn't get to go. That story is HERE. Now on to the riveting topic of packing for Maui. Or any island vacation. A fashion blogger I know posted a photo of herself camping last week. A photo in which she looked completely . . .
We must remember the worlds our ancestors traveled. Always wear the songs they gave us. Remember we are made of prayers. Now we leave wrapped in blankets of love and wisdom. ~Luci Tapahanso Dine (Navajo) Santa Fe is now a beautiful memory after six wonderful weeks. To honor our time there, . . .
Autumn leaves tell us that the year is drawing to a close and like everyone else, I wonder where it's gone. Fall is my favorite season in just about any part of the country. It's when the weather is gorgeous and the views even more so. It's the best time to travel to so many places--New England, . . .
What do you do in Santa Fe for all those weeks? Someone asked me that not too long ago, and I was astounded. Same with the comment "I didn't find more than a day or two's worth of things to do in Santa Fe --how can you stay a month?" Were they serious? I've been to Santa Fe maybe eight or nine . . .