Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Cruisin' Back to Fire Island

Back to the beach...and always in search of the perfect beach cruiser. Just saw an amazing Cruiser that Electra makes as well as this lovely photo from the New York Times travel section.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Lazy Sunday Morning

I'm posting this just because...just because it's good to spend a Sunday morning in bed perusing the pages of Domino magazine for the perfect rug. Just because my husband made me breakfast in bed one day in advance of my birthday. Just because it's beautiful breezy day in Washington, D.C., a rarity for the end of August. Just because life is good and this Jonathon Adler designed room is lovely.

Friday, August 22, 2008

La Vie en Rose again...

I'm lusting for another weekend trip to Paris. I happened upon the newest city guide to Paris produced by Gourmet magazine this week. Ah, I can hear the sweet sounds of La Vie on Rose in the background as I stroll along the Siene eating a pain au chocolat. A few years back, I dreamt about buying a Paris flat and biding my time between the two. Now it looks more likely that we'll settle on D.C. and Vermont but these weekend trips give me the cultural and gastronomic fix I need. So, guess it's time to start digging out Euros from my drawers.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Another Great Australia Location

Here's another great Australia destination...looks heavenly and remote and just the type of place to get away from it all. The home page describes it as wild bush luxury and it certainly looks to be the case....and more: "The coastal reef and inshore waters of Ningaloo Reef provide one of Australia’s great marine experiences, while the limestone back-drop of the Cape Range hides deep gorges of spectacular beauty. The coral reef is literally on your doorstep and our guides are passionate and knowledgeable people who love showing you their backyard – over 500 species of fish, 250 coral species and 600 species of mollusc. Ningaloo is known as one of the best places on earth to see and swim with Whale Sharks and Manta Rays. It is also a major breeding area for Hawksbill, Green and Loggerhead Turtles, which are seen daily in front of the camp."

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Lizard Island, Australia

One has to do a lot of reading on that long-haul flight from Sydney to LA so I read virtually every piece of paper in sight and happened upon a great find in the Qantas airline magazine. Lizard Island. Never heard of it but went to the website to check it out and discovered a piece of paradise. White sand beaches. Blue waters. Small boutique hotel.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Back from the Land o' Vegemite and More

3 flights, 2 taxis, one airport bus and one water taxi, I arrived back stateside last night after a 32 hour odyssey. Still fresh from the land of vegemite, I'm still smiling over Australian lingo. How ya going...she'll be fine...nackard...skinny flat white (for a low-fat latte)....kip...and many more. What a lovely place...such friendly outgoing people...and an incredible trip all around.

The higlights of the trip are still to follow once I download photos....