Day Trip to Bolinas

Mar
7
Friday 7, March 2014 - 3:00 am | Travel Journal
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When you think California, your first few thoughts might be: surf, beaches, babes and sunshine. That California cool isn’t just reserved for the southern California radius—30 miles north of San Francisco along the coast lies the ultimate bohemian beach town: Bolinas. The sandy streets have beach bum covered from old style saloons to breathtaking views—and of course unrivaled waves.

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Georgia O’Keeffe & Lake George

Mar
5
Wednesday 5, March 2014 - 3:00 am | Travel Journal
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“Perfect” rainbows, “perfect days” and “perfect” mountain views is the way
Georgia O’Keeffe described Lake George in the 1920’s.

On view at the de Young in San Francisco is the Modern Nature Georgia O’Keeffe and Lake George exhibit, featuring many of these perfect scenes painted while summering at the lake with Alfred Stieglitz.

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The Evil Eye

Jul
24
Wednesday 24, July 2013 - 3:00 am | Travel Journal
Turkish Evil Eye

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The Evil Eye  The Lucky Eye
An ancient symbol that is regarded in many cultures as a potent amulet for protection against evil forces . . .
 

On a recent trip to Turkey, the lucky charm was present around every bend . . . I knew it was going to be a relaxing and safe vacation. It is believed that the eye deflects all negative energy or thoughts directed towards a person back onto itself, dispersing its powers – the staring eye is supposed to bend the malicious gaze back to the source.

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Turan Hill Lounge

Jul
22
Monday 22, July 2013 - 3:00 am | Travel Journal
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Located where the road ends . . . literally . . . Along the mountainous southern coast of Turkey, you will find Kabak. A remote, breathtaking valley with views of the turquoise Mediterranean like I’ve never seen before.

We arrived at the end of this road on a Monday,  not knowing what to expect . . . but hoping for Amazing!

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In My Bag: Istanbul

Jul
17
Wednesday 17, July 2013 - 3:00 am | Travel Journal
Packing for Istanbul

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I’m just back from an amazing vacation. Of course the worst part about being home is unpacking . . . but as I emptied my bag, I realized how much of my trip ended up in my small clutch. What a great reminder of 10 days in a far away place.

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Lucky in Hawaii

Jun
19
Wednesday 19, June 2013 - 3:00 am | Travel Journal
Lucky Brand Ala Moana

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Sunny blue skies, warm crystal clear water  . . . and now the prettiest blue & white denim outpost on the island, Lucky Brand at Ala Moana Center. Did you know that this mall in Honolulu is the largest open-air shopping center in the world? It’s true & definitely worth checking out!

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