Tag Archives: Graciano

When Its Least Expected

There was an old television show in black and white called Candid Camera and I purloined the title from their song.  Periodically I am surprised when I get gifts, I give out gifts, especially in the Christmas season, without a … Continue reading

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Two Marquises

In the United States, peerage ranking is not really taught, so suffice it to say that a Marquis is a nobleman below a Duke, but above an Earl or a Count.  The most famous Marquis known in the United States … Continue reading

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Aerie

Aerie is the most fitting name for a restaurant that sits atop the Tower at the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa. While the resort sounds like it should be in Traverse City, it is actually a bit north of there … Continue reading

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Back to Grape Street

A little free time while in Las Vegas we went to Downtown Summerlin which is a quaint outdoor shopping mall anchored by some large department stores and the usual mix of specialty stores that one can find anywhere in the … Continue reading

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Christmas Day

For everyone that celebrates Christmas, while the holiday is so special, it is also hectic. For those that are having big dinners at their home, it is an all-day affair of cleaning and cooking. For others, it is traveling to … Continue reading

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Banda Azul

Rioja wines were one of the first wines that I was touted towards when I first started learning about wines, if I wasn’t going to have a Medoc. I mention this because, I had just read an article by Thomas … Continue reading

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Lucy & The Wolf

Lucy & The Wolf is next door to my favorite cobbler and artisan in Northville, Michigan. Lucy & The Wolf is one of the tapas style or small plate type of restaurants that are popping up here in the area … Continue reading

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