you know you're a travelgirl
You have the phone numbers of your favorite cab drivers in multiple
hemispheres stored in your cell phone.
sept. 24, 2010
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Jan Gets a Blog!
I realized one of my long-time goals and launched my Girl on the Go blog covering travel-related news, events in Atlanta and relationships. Check out other blogs from travelgirl contributors here.
Eat, Pray, Love Our Neighborhoods
In Chicago that is. Get a free ebook by that name that covers more than 2000 attractions in a town that's been called "The City of Neighborhoods." Research teams from Explore Chicago [www.explorechicago.org] visited all the sights to capture each one of these neighborhoods. The book also has essays from award-winning journalist Alan Solomon and is available in soft cover as well for $58 from Lulu.com. Click here to get your free downloaded copy.
Travel with Top Chef Fan Favorite
"Top Chef" fans like me will remember the red-bearded, pork-loving Chef Kevin Gillespie from the previous season. The owner and chef at Woodfire Grill [www.woodfiregrill.com] in Atlanta, he has joined with Tammy Zacks of Travel by Design [ www.travelbydesigninc.com] for "A Taste of Austria with Chef Kevin." An intimate group of travelers will explore Vienna, neighboring wine regions and Budapest. The trip includes a cooking class in Schoenbrunn Palace, visits to private wineries and meals at an array of restaurants. The trip is March 24 to March 31. Click here to find out more.
Your Own Pad
Begun during Fashion Week in New York as an amenity to keep guests informed of the latest news and events, a program from the Morgans Hotel Group is offering guests access to a custom iPad at its Royalton hotel. [www.royaltonhotel.com] The program will continue, with embellished content, for an indefinite time. The idea is that the iPads are an extension of their concierge program to tailor a guest's experience according to their personal preference. They can use the iPad to access hotel services, transportation options, maps and directions as well as links to media outlets.
Pick of the Week
We love these this clever line of jewelry that is designed to hold fresh flowers! Fill them with water, add your favorite flower and you've got an original creation, fresh from nature. Designed by model and actress Sandra Lockwood, the earrings start at $69, the pendants at $65 and the pins at $42. The pieces are all made of sterling silver and come in three metals: polished Silver, Brushed Silver and Brushed Yellow Gold. A men's line is coming soon. Find out more, including the recommended flowers and styling tips, at www.fleurings.com