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 …

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

Located on banks of the Salzach river with picturesque Easters Alps as the backdrop, Salzburg is the fourth largest city in Austria.  Translated it literally means “salt castle”.  Whether you are traveling in summer or during winter there is plenty to do in Salzburg.  The city has many Baroque churches, the stunning Hohensalzburg Castle, 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 …

Victoria with Kids: A Visit to the Butchart Gardens and more in The Garden City

The city also is known as The Garden City was named after Queen Victoria. It is the oldest city in the Pacific Northwest. Victoria, beautiful with hanging baskets of flowers everywhere, darling buildings and a beautiful Pacific coastline.  We took the ferry over to Victoria, the capital of British Columbia Read More …