Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Claire's flair for the romantic is evident in details large and small. Each of the hotel's private suites features a working fireplace, feather beds canopied with luxurious fabrics, a Jacuzzi or soaking tub and European toiletries. But the amenities do not end there. To Claire, true pampering calls for edible delights from morning to night. Breakfast, served in the New Orleans-style courtyard or delivered by room service, includes cafe au lait, fresh fruit compote and a sumptuous assortment of specialty breads and French pastries, baked fresh daily.
Its been a while since I visited this romantic hotel but it is truly unforgettable and my favorite weekend getaway.
Friday, October 8, 2010
Thursday, October 7, 2010
While watching a movie or reading a good book - a surprise ending.
When you can't predict how it will end - the mystery keeps you guessing and sitting on the edge of your seat with anticipation. The unpredicatable twist and turns of fate. Don't you love surprises? When out of the blue - the character steps off of ordinary and dives into the abyss of the unknown - into a body of water so deep it makes her head dizzy and so intense it makes your heart beat faster as you watch.
We wonder - what will happen next?
"Now like many of my friends (in their forties), I'm discovering that Act II is much more interesting than Act I. Act I just sets the scene - who our heroine is, where she comes from, the forces that shaped her. Its in Act II that the creative tension really begins to build as her story unfolds. Act II is teeming with twists and turns as the pivitol moment of choice comes into view. Act II reveals the dramatic center of her authentic plot. What will happen next? (we ask again) How will our heroine respond? How will she change? We simply can't move into Act II until we have several decades under our belt. Hopefully, we're wiser, more-experienced, self-confident, courageous and canny. More depth and breadth to the scripts of our own destiny."
- Sarah Ban Breathnach, Simple Abundance
"Living is a form of not being sure, not knowing what next or how....The artist never entirely knows. We guess. We may be wrong, but we take leap after leap in the dark."
- Agnes De Mille
If given the opportunity will our heroine walk into the unknown and not be afraid to dive head first into the Abyss? I pray that we never choose safety over a leap of faith. Thats what living is all about.
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Children's tea parties are located in the Rose Cottage upstairs at the tearoom.
Featured section: An impeccably presented retreat for sophisticated ceremony; a wonderland for costumed play; a peaceful venue for a delectably distinctive lunch...all apt desciptors for the charming getaway A Spot For Tea, which for owner-operators Tammy and Eric Seibert is also a dream come true.
We couldn't agree more!
Monday, October 4, 2010
Friday, October 1, 2010
Red Plains Spiritual Center is run by a group of Benedictine Nuns. It is located close by in Piedmont, Oklahoma on 21 acres.
I was given my own private bedroom and bathroom and use of the kitchen that was stocked with all good things to feed the body while you are feeding your soul. And good teas to choose from...ahhh!
You can just be.