An Inside Look at Yves Saint Laurent’s Majorelle Garden & Museum in Marrakech

Created by the French Orientalist artist, Jacques Majorelle over almost forty years Majorelle Garden features a Cubist villa designed by the French architect, Paul Sinoir. Acquired by Yves Saint Laurent and his partner Jardin Majorelle is one of the most visited places in Marrakech. When we were in Marrakech last Read More …

Betty Ford Alpine Gardens in Vail Colorado

Sitting pretty at 8,250 feet above sea level, Betty Ford Alpine Gardens in Vail is the highest botanical garden in the United States and possibly the world.  With views of the Colorado Rocky Mountains, bright blooms, other high elevation plants, manicured flowerbeds, streams and waterfalls, it is a beautiful garden Read More …

A walk in the Gardens at San Ysidro Ranch California

Nestled in the Montecito foothills of Southern California not too far from Santa Barbara is San Ysidro Ranch. The romantic location, beautiful gardens and the classic luxury it offers have been a draw for discriminating travelers for over a century. John and Jackie Kennedy honeymoon here! We took a peek Read More …

One Day in Salzburg: Walking in the footsteps of Mozart and singing Do Re Me at Mirabell Palace Gardens and other things to do

We were driving from Vienna to Geneva during our Alps road trip and Salzburg was our base for 3 days.   We only spent one day in Salzburg, most others were spent in the car drives.  It was the perfect base for some amazing road trips in Austria all within close distance from Salzburg. Located Read More …

Texas Lavender Fields: Why go to Provence when you can find them right here?

Lavender is a flowering plant in the mint family native to the Old World. These days it can be found from Cape Verde and the Canary Islands, southern Europe across to northern and eastern Africa, the Mediterranean, southwest Asia to southeast India. They are cultivated extensively in temperate climates as ornamental Read More …

Lavender Ridge Farms: A mini Provencal experience near Dallas, Texas

We often travel miles when we can find what we were looking for right in our backyard, if only we knew where to look.  A couple of summers ago I was busy planning our summer trip to the south of France and was desperately trying to figure out the timing Read More …

Art Uncorked: An artsy afternoon in Plano, painting and arranging Flowers

We got to spend a fun afternoon at Bottle & Bottega Plano sipping on some Fuzi wine and munching on delicious cake balls by Amazeballz while we got artsy.  Bottle & Bottega is a beautiful art studio located in Preston Park Village in Plano.  You can channel your inner Monet or Read More …