Category Archives: Floral

Shangri-La Hotel:Chengdu,China

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As one might expect, a perfect orchid that I had to touch to be certain it was real.

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Snake River Grill:Jackson Hole, WY

Also posted in Dining, Out & About |

A candle terrarium. What a novel idea. While the overall dinner at this family favorite was not as amazing as in the past, the house specialty crisp potato pancake with sour cream and smoked salmon was worth the visit. Yum.

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Aisan Restaurant:Charleston,SC

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These gardenias may have looked faded, but the odor was anything but. Totally intoxicating. And the food was surprisingly good as well.

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MGM Grand at Foxwoods:Ledyard,CT

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Impressively tasteful for a casino. Like the cactus idea. Hate coming here and hate that I am at a dinner with several hundred people with mediocre food that I have no choice but to eat. Happily I do have immense admiration for the woman being honored.

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Hotel Playa Giron:bay of Pigs,Cuba

Also posted in Hotel, Sightseeing |

The flowers by the sinks are fading, but the history of the defense of the country on this spot is alive and well in the museum. Oddly this hotel has been built on the actual beach while the museum is a block away. Seems an odd choice to me. Think about it.

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Rest Stop:Matanzas,Cuba

Also posted in Observations, Travel |

How lovely to have so many bunches of fresh flowers places on sinks and partitions around this light filled restroom. Clean and with a nice bar with fresh mango juice as well as coffee and tea, etc. Taking a road trip out of Havana to the cities if Cienfugos and Trinidad.

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Ambos Mundos Hotel:Havana

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This is the hotel where Hemingway had a room on the top floor and it looks like this floral arrangement was here at that time as well. If you pay 5 CUC- the tourist currency- you can go in and visit his bed and Louis Vuitton trunk and photos of him in various bars. They even have his old typewriter. There is an ancient elevator that goes up. I chose the stairs.

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Harvard Club:Manhattan

Also posted in My Life, Out & About |

That an establishment like this would have an orchid in the rest room is not surprising. That it is silk is. Here to find out about the Grameen Health Initiative. More on that later.

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Koffee Works:Old Lyme,CT

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Lousy fake plant, but good LavAzza coffee here.. Especially tasty after a walk on the beach at Griswold Point in the sun and wind. Hooray for Spring!

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Private Home:Chester,Ct

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Georgia O'Keefe thing going here. Really nice.

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