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Southern Comfort: Central Park Conservancy to Charleston

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Recently, several members of the Central Park Conservancy Women’s Committee Benefactor board and their spouses joined together for a trip to “the belle of the south,” Charleston, South Carolina. Our previous group trip took us to Cartagena, Colombia, which was hard to beat! With so much to explore in Charleston, the CPC planned we... READ MORE
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Shanghai Social Diary: Treasures of China’s Heritage, Part 6

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Treasures of China’s Heritage: Touring with the Global Heritage Fund — Taiyuan and Datong... READ MORE
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Paris When it Sizzles

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Those who think glamour is dead should visit Paris during fashion week, particularly during the couture shows.  I happened to be there – the first week of July – to visit a friend, Baroness Jacqueline von Hammerstein-Loxten, who was helping Ethan Koh, a designer, launch a handbag collection.  Another friend, Danielle Rossi Hirsch, also flew [... READ MORE
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Madain Saleh: One of Saudi Arabia’s Hidden Treasures

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When he was the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador to the United States, Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir gave me an extended visa. He had two good reasons for doing that. One was professional. I am the Executive Vice President of the Huntsman Cancer Foundation, where one of my missions has been to build alliances with […]... READ MORE
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Shanghai Social Diary: Treasures of China’s Heritage: Part 5, Fujian and Shanxi

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Treasures of China’s Heritage: Touring with the Global Heritage Fund — Fujian and Shanxi... READ MORE
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April in Paris (and Burgundy)

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When E.Y. “Yip” Harburg wrote the words to “April in Paris” he had never even been there. Poor “Yip” didn’t know what he was missing. Well, I was there in early May. The chestnuts were still in blossom; and not only white but pink! It was splendid, mostly brilliantly sunny, but even a few cool, […]... READ MORE
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A Tour of Portugal with the American Friends of Versailles

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Liberally sprinkled with Bourbons, Beauharnais, Orleans and other descendants of noble French families, Portugal was a fitting destination for the American Friends of Versailles annual tour. Raising funds to restore the peeling painted Baroque ceiling of the room where guards were stationed to keep watch on Marie Antoinette’s suite of Versailles ... READ MORE
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South African Safari, Part II: Londolozi and Johannesburg

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“I haven’t seen anything like this in seven years,” said our tracker, Innocent Ngwenya, as we all breathlessly stared at a leopard and her three cubs frolicking mere feet away from us. “A leopard usually has one cub, two at the most,” he explained. Our small group had been tracking this leopard throughout the morning. […]... READ MORE
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South Africa: Part I

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“This was probably the best trip we’ve ever taken,” said my husband, upon our return from safari in South Africa. And it’s true. It was highly memorable for so many reasons.  Our trip to Cape Town, Sabi Sands Game Reserve and Johannesburg consisted of:  a) stunning scenery; b) gorgeous food and wine; c) moving history; and […]... READ MORE
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Art Happenings in Palm Springs, Coachella Valley

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I’m making travel plans now to leave Manhattan once winter arrives. One of the places that beckons is Southern California’s Coachella Valley, the desert resort area that lures international snow birds drawn by its natural beauty, year-round sun, golf courses, tennis facilities, spas, hiking, gambling, and vibrant nightlife. The Coachell... READ MORE
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Chatsworth: House of Style — A fashionable destination

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I took the opportunity on a recent trip to London to make my way to the English countryside in order to visit Chatsworth House, seat of the Duke of Devonshire and one of England’s most revered historic homes.  Current visitors to the manse are in for an additional treat, for not only will they gaze upon acres of […]... READ MORE
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Observing the Eclipse

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I met my son, Peter Cary, in Hailey, Idaho to watch the eclipse. Not from Hailey — there was better viewing to be had at altitude. Our plan was to meet my nephew, Blake Everson, and head up to the Sawtooth Mountains for the best possible experience. Blake was a veteran ranger for the U.S. Forest Service, so […]... READ MORE

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