LEAVING ON A JET PLANE: The Delamar Hotel, Greenwich, Connecticut – A Mirthful Mid-Winter Get-Away
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GREENWICH, CT —  The Delamar is an award-winning, family-owned luxury hotel in Greenwich Connecticut on the harbor, whose rich maritime heritage dates back to 1902. In addition to the property’s 75 serene luxury guestrooms and suites, there’s the singular Delamar Spa and a 500-foot private dock for yachts. Upon checking in, I was graciously greeted with a glass of champagne …

Barbara Barton SloaneLEAVING ON A JET PLANE: The Delamar Hotel, Greenwich, Connecticut – A Mirthful Mid-Winter Get-Away
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LEAVING ON A JET PLANE: Saratoga Springs, New York – A Hudson Valley Treasure
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SARATOGA, NY — Saratoga Springs, a town enhanced by a history of health, wealth and racing, was first and foremost a town blessed with nourishing mineral springs. These magical waters were undiscovered until 1771 when a British general attributed the cure of his leg wound to High Rock Spring.  Post Revolution, this site became a refuge for luminaries that ranged …

Barbara Barton SloaneLEAVING ON A JET PLANE: Saratoga Springs, New York – A Hudson Valley Treasure
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LEAVING ON A JET PLANE: Rhinebeck, New York – Close to Home; Far From Expected
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RHINEBECK, NY — Just a mere two hours from New  York City,  there is a place that perfectly embodies the charms of small town America – steeped in history, with majestic views of the Catskill Mountains and nestled in the lush rolling hills of Duchess County in scenic Hudson Valley: Rhinebeck. It’s an All-American town that was founded in 1686 …

Barbara Barton SloaneLEAVING ON A JET PLANE: Rhinebeck, New York – Close to Home; Far From Expected
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LEAVING ON A JET PLANE: News From Newport – The City by the Sea 
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“One hundred years after the declaration that all men are created equal, there began to gather in Newport a colony of the rich, determined to show that some Americans were conspicuously more equal than others.” -Alistair Cooke NEWPORT, RI — November 8, 2019 — The road less traveled won’t lead to Newport.  In fact, just the opposite is true.  For …

Barbara Barton SloaneLEAVING ON A JET PLANE: News From Newport – The City by the Sea 
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LEAVING ON A JET PLANE: Royal,Regal, Radiant Stockholm
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Welcome to one of the world’s most creative and exciting urban scenes.  You are within walking distance to eight centuries of unique cultural experience and you are surrounded by 24,000 islands and islets. Where in the world are you? You’re in Stockholm, Sweden of course, a most popular tourist destination. The Kingdom of Sweden is in Northern Europe, located on the …

Barbara Barton SloaneLEAVING ON A JET PLANE: Royal,Regal, Radiant Stockholm
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Fall Fashion Forecast: Beguiling & Beautiful!
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WESTCHESTER COUNTY NY— September 11, 2019 — Fall/winter has a way of sneaking up, just as you’re enjoying those last beach days and poolside chill sessions.  Suddenly, the frantic search for a cute winter jacket or a pair of snow boots leads to some regrettable last-minute purchases.  All that ends today. Snap out of summer mode for a brief moment …

Barbara Barton SloaneFall Fashion Forecast: Beguiling & Beautiful!
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LEAVING ON A JET PLANE: Halfway To The Stars – San Francisco Highlights
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“If you’re alive, you can’t be bored in San Francisco. If you’re not alive, San Francisco will bring you to life.”    ~ William Saroyan Its golden sun seemed to be shining just for me as I landed at San Francisco’s International Airport.  I was eagerly awaiting my visit but I had only a few days to explore and experience. …

Barbara Barton SloaneLEAVING ON A JET PLANE: Halfway To The Stars – San Francisco Highlights
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LEAVING ON A JET PLANE: Sweet Home Alabama
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“Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life. ~ Berthold Auerbach I recently visited Alabama and took a Cook’s tour of some of the major music sites including Muscle Shoals, Florence, Birmingham, and Montgomery, where diversity as well as African-American contributions to American music and culture are celebrated. My first stop was the Alabama Music Hall of …

Barbara Barton SloaneLEAVING ON A JET PLANE: Sweet Home Alabama
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LEAVING ON A JET PLANE: Get Outta Town: A Gold Coast Get-Away
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Hop on Metro North’s New Haven line at Grand Central and you’ll be in the picturesque town of Greenwich, Connecticut in well under an hour!  You may be surprised to find that there’s so much to do here but not surprised at the affluence – you’ve heard about all that before. Long Island Sound and dozens of parks and trails …

Barbara Barton SloaneLEAVING ON A JET PLANE: Get Outta Town: A Gold Coast Get-Away
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Spring Is Nature’s Way Of Saying “Let’s Party!”
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Getting Your Spring/Summer Glow On A new season deserves a closet refresh – and Spring is the perfect time to try some of the most popular fashion trends of the year.  The easiest way to jumpstart this is by adopting a new color palette.  While Spring is normally pastel heavy, 2019 is all about bolder, brighter colors.  Shades of yellow, …

Barbara Barton SloaneSpring Is Nature’s Way Of Saying “Let’s Party!”
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