Monthly Archives: September 2011

DEPARTING TOMORROW CONTINENTAL#80 NEWARK TO GENEVA: THEN ST-LUC/VISSOIE, MILANO VIA THE SIMPLON PASS, LUGANO, THEN ZURICH!

Tomorrow evening I will depart via Continental Airlines # 80 Nonstop Newark – Geneva.   I will then drive three hours to the mountain village of St-Luc near historic Vissoie in the storybook Val d’Anniviers.   The purpose of the trip is … Continue reading

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HELPFUL HINTS ON HOW TO VISIT THE NEW 9/11 MEM SITE NYC!!

On September 12th 2011 the day after the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks; part of the soon to be completed official 9/11 memorial site opened to the public.  It was announced that the only way to visit the actual … Continue reading

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A HIDDEN SECRET RESTAURANT – EMPLOYEES ONLY

You will not find a sign on the door nor a name written in the window of this “hidden secret” speak-easy restaurant right here in NYC!   I had the pleasure of dinning there yesterday evening on a Sunday with my … Continue reading

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FANTASTIC DINNER AT ALAIN ALLEGRETTI’S PROMENADE DES ANGLAIS NYC!!

Last night I had the pleasure of dinning with a dear friend and colleague; Maurice Dancer, Chef Concierge of The Taj Pierre Hotel here in NYC.   We were both invited to the newest and most likely soon to be quite … Continue reading

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PLEASE MEET OUR LES CLEFS D’OR COLLEAGUES FROM PRAGUE!!

Recently I had the golden opportunity to stopover in lovely Prague on my way back home from attending various Les Clefs d’Or meetings and events:  Our members and friends of Prague most graciously hosted a lovely dinner at the Restaurant … Continue reading

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REAL AUTHENTIC ITALIAN AT L’ORCIO IN NEW HAVEN, CT

L’Orcio located on State Street in New Haven, Ct is quite an unexpected surprise in a city that is known for more Italian-American fare than real native Italian.   Yes; you will find a “real Italian taste” at L’Orcio.  L’Orcio which … Continue reading

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GREAT SERVICE AND CARE AT THE FOUR SEASONS PRAGUE

The magnificent floral display awaits in the Lobby of The Four Seasons Prague.  Great service and care are paramount to the operations of any Luxury Hotel; no better example of this is found at The Four Seasons Prague.   I was … Continue reading

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HOW TO PREPARE A MOST LUXURIOUS BATH OR AN ODE TO THE WEARY TRAVELER!

This photo might seem like an ordinary bathtub to you however it represents one of the many simple pleasures of luxury travel while staying in any fine hotel or resort.   At the end of a journey or traveling from one … Continue reading

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FLYING TO PRAGUE ON CZECH AIRLINES AND SOME HELPFUL HINTS ABOUT AIRPORTS IN THE UKRAINE

The relatively short flight from Odessa, Ukraine to Prague took about 1hr 40 minutes.   CZECH Airlines is quite correct and efficient and unlike most American carriers; they still serve complimentary food and beverages onboard even during short flights at … Continue reading

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THE FABULOUS FOUR SEASONS PRAGUE – CHECKING IN TODAY!!

Today I will depart on CZECH AIRLINES#0923 Odessa to Prague non stop.   The short flight and reversed time difference allows that I will arrive Prague just one hour after departure.   I will stay at the award winning Four … Continue reading

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