Under the Wish Tree for Washington DC

Make a Wish at the “Wish Tree for Washington, DC” at the Hirshhorn

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Modern art and I have a love/hate relationship since my visit to the Chicago Art Institute which threw me over the edge.  Yoko Ono’s art over the years has been controversial for me so when I heard about the Wish Tree for Washington, DC, I was curious. How is a living tree a work of art?  […]

Angel Wings D.C. by Colette Miller

No Age Limit on Fun at the Rooftop Silent Disco in D.C.

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Growing up, I danced all the time.  Now I only dance (and sing) in the car as the commute requires it to preserve my sanity and provide other drivers a smile. So when I saw that the Silent Dance Society and the Embassy Row Hotel had invited our #BloggersTakeTheCity group to the Friday Night Rooftop […]

Loews Hotel 1000 Seattle New King Room

First Look! Loews Hotel 1000 Seattle – New Luxury Deluxe King Room

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It’s rare to experience “new hotel smell” (I had it in London once) but I was lucky on my trip to Seattle. When I booked the hotel in February as a post cruise stay, I only knew that it was a new Loews Hotel acquisition in 2016.  Hotel 1000 has won many accolades prior to […]

Kusama Infinity Mirrors Dot's Obsession

Infinity Mirrors Exhibit at the Seattle Art Museum #infinitekusama

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When my friend posted photos on Facebook of the Infinity Mirrors exhibit at the Hirshhorn in Washington, D.C. I was intrigued by the art and the infinite images. I had never heard of the artist, Yayoi Kusama, a Japanese artist whose career spans over 65 years.  She is still, at 89, a working artist in […]

Seattle Cruise to Alaska Princess Cruise

Me on Monday: My Whirlwind Travels So Far This Year

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I’m exhausted!  Now that I have a job and vacation time again, I’ve been putting it to good use this year.  That said, I’m tired and woefully behind on posts as I’ve been chosing the couch over my laptop after work to decompress from my horrible commute. But there so much to share with you […]

Four Seasons Seattle Guestroom view

Four Seasons Seattle Review – A Luxury Seattle Pre/Post Cruise Stay

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I’ve been visiting Seattle for over twenty years now ever since my childhood friend married and relocated to the Emerald city.  On early visits, I stayed with my friend but as her family grew, I quickly lost the guest room and then the basement and finally the air mattress.  I started to stay in a […]

Island Paradise Bug Bites

Waking Up Covered in Bug Bites Was Not My Idea of a Five Star Resort Vacation

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I had a normal Saturday at the hotel and never left the resort property. My morning started off with breakfast followed by time on the beach, lunch at the pool bar, time in my room relaxing reading a book on the comfy chair and then a spa massage before dinner at the restaurant. I happily […]

One ticket to Hamilton orchestra view of stage

Solo Broadway: Review of My One Ticket to Hamilton, an American Musical

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To be honest, I didn’t know much about Hamilton on Broadway other than “it’s the hottest (and hardest) ticket to get” and something about the revolving list of actors playing the King.  I didn’t listen to the soundtrack, didn’t have the t-shirt or lament on Facebook about never winning the line lottery.  All I did […]

STK Midtown NYC Bread

NYC Solo Dining: STK Midtown Review – Full of Flavor, Design and Service

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New York City has a dizzying array of food options and yet, I always find myself in Midtown Manhattan in search of food – solo.  While in the past, I’ve ventured to Chelsea for Eataly, the frigid weather kept me within a few blocks of the Refinery Hotel in the Garment District and the Broadway […]

Green Chicago River at night

The Chicago Green River Celebrates St. Patrick’s Day – Everyone’s Irish for a Day

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This past weekend, Chicago continued its tradition of dyeing the river green to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.  It’s part of a larger celebration with multiple parades and informal pub crawls. I was lucky to experience this tradition a few years ago while attending a travel writers conference. While I was excited to meet so many […]