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A French Vacation

As I considered vacation destinations I noted that the once famous Champs-Elysees in Paris is now surrounded by shops with signage such as: Nike, Levis, Banana Republic, GAP, Tommy Hilfiger, Abercrombie & Fitch and more. If I wished to see these retailers I could stop by the local mall. So, maybe I’ll head to the Epcot Center Orlando, FL or Las Vegas, NV to get a French-American vacation experience without needing to travel so far. A vacation is part of a rich life, but great style doesn’t have to mean a foreign destination.

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Great last minute summer vacations to Mexico City – NOT!

We frequently visited Los Cabos, Cancun, Mazatlan, and Puerto Vallarta in the past . . . . I did say “in the past”. If El Presidente (Calderon) plans to leave his country at the end of his term (soon), due to drug cartels, why should we feel comfortable visiting (now)?! Still want that last minute great vacation deal to the Mexican Riviera?

Thumbs up style is visiting all of the American destinations that you previously ignored.

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I’m Hooked!

Concerned about movies failing to hold a mirror up to us, demonstrating our underbellies and slothful natures, fuggitaboutit – Spike Lee is still here! His edginess is not worn down, he can still inflict it like a porcupine quill loofah. ”Red Hook Summer” takes aim at poverty, pollution, politicians, pedophiles, pimps and pushers taking his vitriolic perspective right to the top.

 What do you think? Spend a bit of summer in Red Hook, NY anyone?

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Manhattan Transfer Live!

In its third iteration of personnel, this foursome of vocal harmonizers has transitioned from R&B, through swing into jazz. With more than thirty unique U.S. (English) albums recorded since 1971, this highly harmonious group of crooners is delivering delights to the vineyard gentry of Napa, CA on 8/17/12, 8pm @ The Uptown Theater. But, don’t miss them elsewhere if you can’t get there.

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