Category Archives: The East

“A triumph of human dignity”: The 9/11 Memorial Museum

In memory of those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001, and those who have worked so hard to design and build a fitting tribute, we are republishing this post about the 9/11 Memorial Museum in New York City. … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Frame

Nature does some pretty great framing on its own.  Just think how creatively we can see the world through wind-carved arches in Utah or a grove of trees in Cades Cove, Tennessee, or a pile of rocks on the Dingle … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Abstract

Perhaps any time we move our cameras closer, much closer, we produce an abstract little gem that begs the question:  What is this?  And so, when we visited Nantucket this spring, this little detail — an abstract, if you will … Continue reading

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Travel theme: Dazzling

Perhaps it can be said that the whole Boston Marathon 2016 was dazzling, especially to those of us who are barely walkers, let alone runners.  And so to best capture the dazzle, we placed ourselves squarely next to three tables at … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: One Love

Within one hour of landing in New York City and searching for lunch on the Upper West Side in December of 2015, we walked in to Jacob’s Pickles and were seated near a young couple at the same longish table … Continue reading

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The joy (chaos? panic?) of American Girl NYC in December

American Girl Place New York never was at the top of our list of stores to see in December or any other time, for that matter.  But when your granddaughter has asked Santa for Grace Thomas, the Girl of the Year … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Optimistic

If you’re in retail, you already know that it takes a certain amount of optimism just to stay in the game.  But add to that a cold December in New York City, a temporary tent, and goods that only big-city … Continue reading

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Five ways to spend less in (of all places) NYC!

You know it.  You just do.  Going to NYC will cost ya! (Well, to tell the truth, traveling anywhere has its unavoidable expenses and serendipitous must-have purchases.)  But there are things you can do to ease the financial pain. When … Continue reading

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Oh, that building: New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building

Although we’re book lovers through and through, we don’t make it a habit to visit libraries wherever we travel.  But maybe we should.  Now that we’ve seen the New York Public Library’s Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, we’re curious to know … Continue reading

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Whitney to High Line to Chelsea Market: A newer New York

Mindful of our friends’ recommendations for what to see during our Christmas Holiday 2015 in NYC and loving art for art’s sake, we headed to the Whitney Museum following our usual routine:  look up address, find appropriate bus or subway, … Continue reading

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