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The best laid plans...


Amman, Jordan A Lovely Place To Visit

Once again my media consultancy has me traveling to some pretty awesome places this summer. This week I've been in Amman, Jordan. It was my first time here and I truly didn't know what to expect. Sure I read up on the internet and saw there was some great historical places to visit like Petra and the Dead Sea. But what would Amman, the city be like?

It's Always Something...

As you know, we attend many trade shows and conferences finding all the latest and greatest to share with you our inquistive audience. We recently attended the International Home + Housewares Show in Chicago. As you can imagine it is a huge spectacular and there's something amazing and interesting around every corner.  

isn't it fab?

In A White Room...

there's no black curtains but my hotel room is all white. Really. I'm staying at the latest addition to the Sofitel family in Vienna. Designed by the world-renowned French architect, Jean Nouvel his motto "presque rien - scarcely anything" is the formal principle for the hotel. 

Where is Almaty?

celebrate memorial day

As we celebrate Memorial Day this weekend I am reminded of a trip Diana and I took several years ago to Hawaii.  We had the privilege of going to Pearl Harbor on Memorial Day. It is a day I will never forget. 

2011 James Beard Foundation Award Winners!

Last night the best culinary minds gathered to see who would be chosen top chef by the prestigious James Beard Foundation.


Here's some of winners:


2011 James Beard Foundation Awards Restaurant & Chef Award Semi-Finalists Announces

Today had many Chef's around the country on pins and needles as they waited for the announcement of the semi-finalists of the all important 2011 James Beard Foundation Awards.

Stephanie Izard and I at the Academy for Global Citizenship fundraiser


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