party with the posh

        The Audrey Hepburn of saiboat races. Elegant, graceful and beautiful to watch. Antigua’s Classic Regatta offers a chance to see some of the most stylish and sophisticated grand dames of the yachting world up close and in motion. This annual event was spun off from the bigger, more bustling Antigua Sailing…

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oh the places you’ll go!

No shortage of ego here. I adore being asked for advice and love answering questions. Makes me feel important and that I am an ‘expert’.  I’m thrilled when someone wants to go where I’ve been or finds my website inspiring. But the truth is I don’t always have enough time to plan full trips for…

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my favourite things: CASCO VIEJO, PANAMA CITY

CASCO VIEJO, where elegant mansions rub shoulders with dilapidated ruins in the oldest most vibrant part of Panama City. Originally the home turf of Panama’s elite, the second half of the 20th century was not kind to this old quarter. Rapidly re-gentrifying, it is once again the place to be. James Bond himself, well, actually…

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luck or money?

Would you rather be rich or lucky? My favorite museum provides the answer. Haunted by great wealth and heartbreaking tragedy the beautiful Musee Nissim de Camondo is a Paris treasure. Conte Moise de Camondo had it all.  He was the scion of one of Europe’s wealthiest banking families.  Sephardic Jews, they had fled Spain in…

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wowed by the woman, wowed by her art

 I met the ultimate cool girl. Isabel Miquel Arques. You know the type. Has no idea she’s the most desirable woman in the room. And not because she’s the most beautiful, but because she is the most interested. In everyone else and in everything. Of course, she has a great story and great style. Not…

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aloette: diner heaven

A jersey girl knows her diners. I spent a lot of late late nights (aka early, early mornings) sitting on a stool eating fried eggs, drinking milk shakes and sobering up.They were all over the state. Diners have their roots in horse drawn lunch wagons and were particularly popular in the northeastern US. The iconic…

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