Category Archives: Retail Shops

Travel theme: Metal

Green Bluff, about 15 miles north of Spokane, Washington, was fairly quiet on Memorial Day weekend.  Blooms on the Bluff — a festival celebrating fruit tree bloom  in this area of growers — had ended just a couple of weeks … Continue reading

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Five big reasons we loved Boston Marathon 2014

He finished!  That’s right — Jim Miller completed his 100th marathon at Boston Marathon 2014, almost as planned.  (See “Run, Jim Miller, Run.“)  But if you had asked Jim the night before, he might not have been so sure his … Continue reading

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Terra Madre: Women in Clay — Dogwood Arts 2014

Although not one of the official Dogwood Arts Festival 2014 events, the Opening Reception of unique pottery by the Terra Madre potters on March 28th was the starting point for us of what this festival is all about:  a celebration of … Continue reading

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Discovering Boise: The Art of Ward Hooper Gallery

Pushing back from the table at Goldy’s in Boise, Idaho, where we devoured a bountiful breakfast on our snowy day off  wasn’t easy.  After all, the coffee was warm, and the server kept pouring!  (Read more about Goldy’s here.) But … Continue reading

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Colorful yarns, comfortable setting: Keep Me In Stitches – McCall, Idaho

If you visit McCall, Idaho, during the winter, you’re likely to encounter all-white scenery — deep snow, frozen lake, gray/white skies, and lingering ice sculptures from Winter Carnival.  It’s white.  Really white. Until you open the door to Keep Me … Continue reading

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From teapots to turned wood, don’t miss Florida Craftsmen in St. Pete!

Sometimes sisters are right.  Really right.  But I had no idea my sister, a long-time resident of St. Petersburg, Florida, knew how “right” she was when she leaned over at us while dining at Ricky P’s (1113 Central Avenue) and … Continue reading

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Five things to do in a day: St. Petersburg, Florida

Of course, we all want ample time to explore a city lined with mature, moss-filled trees. A city where world-class art museums, shops sporting local crafts, and hotels with beckoning porches await us.  A city like St. Petersburg, Florida. But … Continue reading

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Fab Christmas at The Shop in Micanopy. But, oh my. Who does take-down?

Consider it said right here.  Christmas doesn’t get any further “over the top” than it does at The Shop in Micanopy, Florida. Micanopy (pronounced Mic′-a-no-pee) is the second oldest town in the state, and this little hamlet oozes with charm. … Continue reading

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ROOST: Fresh ideas for feathering your nest

“Come HOME to ROOST” is the tag line of a new home furnishings, home accessories store in Maryville, Tennessee, that owner Paula Osborne defines as a store with a “casual flair brought to life with a distinct designer vibe.” And … Continue reading

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Special family celebration? You need Ham ‘n Goodys!

For 35 years, we’ve treated ourselves and our family with some of the best baked goods in West Knoxville — at Ham ‘n Goodys!  As our go-to stop for tea cakes, fresh-baked cakes, and lemon cookies, we just naturally think … Continue reading

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