Category Archives: A to Z Blog Challenge April 2016

Reflecting on the A to Z Blog Challenge – 2016

The 1st year I learned how important it is to start early: Research, write all posts before April 1. Exception: X and Z, usually put off until the last moment.  I edit or tweak each post near publication date. The … Continue reading

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Z – Zelda – The Hotel Housekeeper

I hope you have enjoyed this year’s theme. I invite you to continue FOLLOWING this blog that will revert to the topics you would expect a writer and gardener, who is addicted to books and reading, to post. I would … Continue reading

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Y – Fatty Walsh Haunts the Biltmore Hotel – Coral Gables

I hope you have enjoyed this year’s theme. I invite you to continue FOLLOWING this blog which will revert to things you would expect a writer and gardener, addicted to books and reading, to post. I would hate to lose … Continue reading

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X – Hotels and Inns – Places on the Map That Offer a Sense of Place

“It has been said that, at its best, preservation engages the past in a conversation with the present over a mutual concern for the future.” William Murtagh My theme this AtoZ Blog Challenge has been about Hotels and Inns and their … Continue reading

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W – The Washington Duke Inn – Durham, NC

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V – The Victorian Hotel – Vancouver – When A Historic Hotel Becomes a New Asset for a Community.

I hope you have enjoyed this year’s theme. I invite you to continue FOLLOWING this blog that will revert to things you would expect a writer and gardener, addicted to books and reading, to post. I would hate to lose … Continue reading

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U – Umstead Hotel and Spa – Cary, N.C. – For The Love of the Arts

Welcome to the #AtoZ Blog Challenge and a Tour of Hotels & Inns Dale Chihuly’s blown-glass sculpture – centerpiece of the collection It was a special occasion when some of my lady friends made our first reservation for lunch at … Continue reading

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T – Having Tea at a Hotel or Inn

Welcome to the #AtoZ Blog Challenge and a Tour of Hotels & Inns Taking afternoon tea at a luxurious hotel or inn is a wonderful way to enjoy the ambiance of the surroundings for a few hours. Whether with friends … Continue reading

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S – Seattle WA. – Mayflower Hotel

Welcome to the #AtoZ Blog Challenge and a Tour of Hotels & Inns Take a look at this Youtube video for a quick orientation of this fabulous hotel Walking into the lobby of the Mayflower Hotel, Katherine was happy to … Continue reading

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R – The Hotel Raffaello in the Atmospheric Area of ‘Monti’

Welcome to the #AtoZ Blog Challenge and a Tour of Hotels & Inns Step out the door of the hotel to wander through the Monti District in Rome Click on Youtube Video   After a morning of research on line … Continue reading

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Q – The Queen Anne Hotel – New Orleans – Preserving the Past Upon Which to Build a Future

The hotel has a steep gabled roof, asymmetrical shape and dormer windows, is named for its style of architecture, dating from 1880-1910. IF ONLY….those cities that are trying to revitalize their historic downtown core areas all  had a Queen Anne … Continue reading

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P – The Carolina Hotel at Pinehurst North Carolina

Welcome to the #AtoZ Blog Challenge and a Tour of Hotels & Inns Take time to watch a youtube video of a Pinehurst destination The first time I visited The Carolina Hotel in Pinehurst was December 5, 1995. A group … Continue reading

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