There comes a time in everyone’s life when one says, “I need a break from my daily routine – I gotta get outta town.” This happened to my friends and myself when I was at Columbia. We decided we just had to get away from books, term papers, lectures – the whole bit.
Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia
We decided on Williamsburg because: (1) it wouldn’t break the budget, (2) it was fairly close to New York, and (3) it would be a totally new experience for all of us.
Colonial Williamsburg Gardens
Because it was inexpensive, we went by Greyhound and found it quite enjoyable. Once there, we found this re-creation of 18th-century United States absolutely fascinating as we visited one workshop after another.
The “re-enactors”, as they are called, work and dress as if they are in Colonial America. Blacksmiths, gunsmiths, coopers (barrelmakers) and wigmakers all demonstrated their skills in their workshops. The whole adventure was a great break from real life.
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
A number of years later, the same urge to “get outta town” hit and since we were all single and in demanding jobs, we decided to take a short trip to Montreal – where French is spoken by 70% of the population. Surprise! We met people who spoke no English at all.
Flavors and aromas of old Montreal
Another surprise was the number of churches. Or, as Mark Twain said, “This is the first time I was ever in a city where you couldn’t throw a brick without breaking a church window.” That said we had a great time.
Las Vegas, Nevada
This city is known as “The Entertainment Capital of the World” and hosts 40 million visitors annually. My first trip was with a group of female executives for a business convention. During our after-hours free time we ate delicious meals, gambled in the casinos and caught a couple of shows. We totally enjoyed ourselves.
Vegas Vic cowboy sign, Freemont Street, Las Vegas, Nevada
My second trip was with my husband, Peter, when we decided to fly to Vegas to celebrate paying off our mortgage. On this trip, we rented a car to drive into the Mojave Desert and were given a warning by the agent who said, “Watch out for the donkeys. If they get close they’ll kick the car.” We didn’t run into any donkeys but we marveled at the natural wonders of the Red Rock Canyon.
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After reading about Dolce & Gabbana’s new shop at 155 Mercer Street in Manhattan’s SoHo, I decided to pay a visit to see these digs for myself. On Friday, August 17th when it was close to 90 degrees F. I took the Downtown #6 subway and got off at Spring Street (a 10-minute trip). This left me at Spring/Lafayette and from there I walked west to Mercer where I crossed the street and took a short walk to 155 – all told a fairly easy jaunt.
There is something fun about watching the designer's vision on the runway. Yes, not all of the looks are practical, but it helps to bring what once were drawings and ideas to life. That part of the creative process is interesting to me. When it comes to street style, I have grown to appreciate this fashion scene.
Like every female over the age of ten in America, I know that Manolo Blahnik designs and makes fabulous shoes for women. Full disclosure: I hate shoes and would go barefoot down Fifth Avenue if I dared. I opt for black, simple, utilitarian, low-heeled shoes that do not have the word “pain” written all over them. But, most important: can I walk for miles in them? In Manhattan we all walk everywhere.
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