Your “Real” Clothes Report for Spring/Summer
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WESTCHESTER COUNTY NY— April 25, 2020  — The start of spring was officially more than a month ago, but with the entire country and the majority of the Western world currently in enforced lockdown due to the Corona virus outbreak, there have been few fair-weather celebrations.  However, lacking a reason to don any real clothes at this moment, we are …

Barbara Barton SloaneYour “Real” Clothes Report for Spring/Summer
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LEAVING ON A JET PLANE: Bauhaus – 100 Years of Delightful Design
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  The famous Bauhaus Art School opened in Weimar, Germany in 1919; there students studied not only architecture but created everything from buildings to art and furniture. Throughout this year Germany is celebrating its centenary, and I had the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity recently to visit all the design’s hotspots and explore exhibits and events marking the birthplace of Modernism. Form Follows …

Barbara Barton SloaneLEAVING ON A JET PLANE: Bauhaus – 100 Years of Delightful Design
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LEAVING ON A JET PLANE: Ponte Vedra Inn & Club – A Sun-Kissed Sojourn
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Sky above, Sand below, Peace within– Ponte Vedra, Florida is a seaside community located just 18 miles south of Jacksonville and a 35 minute drive from its airport. At the turn of the 20th Century, Ponte Vedra Beach was a pristine wilderness of sand dunes, swamps, alligators, twisted oaks and wild palmetto trees. It had its beginnings as a humble mining …

eHeziLEAVING ON A JET PLANE: Ponte Vedra Inn & Club – A Sun-Kissed Sojourn
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LEAVING ON A JET PLANE: The Whiteface Lodge, Lake Placid, New York
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“There’s a serene and settled majesty to woodland scenery that enters into the soul and delights and elevates it, and fills it with noble inclinations.” — Washington Irving Over the River and Through the Woods The charming village of Lake Placid is near the lake of the same name in New York State’s Adirondack Mountains.  It’s known as a Winter Olympics venue …

Barbara Barton SloaneLEAVING ON A JET PLANE: The Whiteface Lodge, Lake Placid, New York
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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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