Discovering a Patchwork of Experiences on the Tualatin Valley Quilt Barn Trail

I followed the Quilt Barn Trail in Tualatin Valley, Oregon, and discovered great places to eat global, drink local, play with Mother Nature and love my stay in a fun and quirky lodge. You do not have to be a quilter to experience and enjoy this destination that is barely 30 minutes west of Portland, OR.

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PhotoPOSTcard: A Balanced Breakfast

Simit is a common street food in Istanbul.  Dough is formed into a ring, dipped in grape molasses and sesame seeds and then baked. Vendors sell it from street carts, or, as in this case, by carrying a tower of freshly baked simit around the neighborhood to sell to local residents. This gives a whole new meaning to a balanced breakfast.

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Rose

PhotoPOSTcard: Traditional Turkish Tea – a True Istanbul Experience

My first visit to Istanbul was in the spring of 2016 with my husband. We were excited to experience all the great history and culture and came back with many great memories. But one of our most memorable moments was a quiet hour that we spent sipping Turkish tea at sunset, looking out over the Bosphorus.

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A Very High Tea at Burj Al Arab – A Unique Dubai Luxury Experience

 

London has Big Ben. Paris has the Eiffel Tower. Chicago has the John Hancock building. For the city of Dubai, its iconic symbol has become the sail shaped Burj Al Arab hotel. Staying at this luxurious and ultra exclusive hotel is out of reach for most of us. But an afternoon tea or high tea at Burj Al Arab was one experience that was a doable splurge for my pocketbook.

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How to Have a Perfectly English Day in London

I enjoy visiting London, and try to schedule a long stopover in between flights to other points in Europe if I can. Earlier this summer, I had a day in London as I was heading to central France to participate in a Crafty Retreats class.  For me, it was a perfectly English day in London.

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Photo POSTcard: “Prost” in Munich

You had better be very thirsty if ordering a beer at the Hofbrauhaus in Munich. A standard glass of “helles” (light) or “dunkel” (dark) is a liter of brew. Continue reading “Photo POSTcard: “Prost” in Munich”

Photo POSTcard: Following in Ernest Hemingway’s footsteps

Croque monseur-fancy grilled ham and cheese topped with a sunnyside egg.

I would not presume to follow in Ernest Hemingway’s literary footsteps-but I can follow in his culinary footsteps at Deux Magots, one of his hangouts when he lived in Paris.

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Rose

PhotoPOSTcard: A very High Tea

High Tea at Fortnum and Mason’s Diamond Jubilee Room. So quintessentially British. Finger sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and preserves, pastries and your choice of one of their 50+ special teas YUM!

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Rose

Photo Essay: What to Do With an Old Coca Cola Bottling Plant

Exploring the Arts in Paducah , KY – A UNESCO Creativity City – Part 4

What do you do with an old, vacant and run down Coca Cola bottling plant?

If it’s in Paducah, you turn it into a destination. Continue reading “Photo Essay: What to Do With an Old Coca Cola Bottling Plant”