Entries Tagged as 'Travel'

A Rain Room at the MOMA…The Coolest Thing I’ve Ever Seen

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20.5.13

Hello, how was your weekend? I spent most of the day in Brooklyn yesterday at a friends Baby shower. Despite the rain it was fun to catch up with old friends. I spied an ad for this exhibit that opened at the The Museum of Modern Art in NYC last week. It’s a giant room of falling water that stops whenever it detects a body passing through. You can walk or skip through it while staying completely dry. How much cooler can you get?!

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Mother’s Day Boat Races

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13.5.13

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Hope you had a great Mother’s day. We had a fun and new event come to the lake over the weekend. Professional powerboat races.  This year Offshore Powerboat Racing first race of the season was held here. Different types and classes of boats compete in individual races, on the same course, at the same time.

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Cool Destinations: Glass Beach (Fort Bragg, California)

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05.4.13

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Happy Friday Friends! We finally woke up to the most gorgeous Spring morning here in the Northeast. It’s been a very cold Spring so far around here so to say I’m excited about the change is an understatement.

The shift in weather has had me thinking about the beach, sun and sand lately…or maybe even a different kind of beach. Perhaps even a beach covered entirely in sea glass?

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What You Get For…$1,000,000

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15.3.13

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Do you like to browse real estate listings just for fun? Do you attend open houses just to check out other houses in your area? Ever wonder what $1m buys you in today’s real estate market? Well good because this post is just for you. It’s amazing how much or how little house you can get for $1m these days depending on location. Here are three homes from around the country that you could own for a cool million.

Dallas, Texas

A 3 bedroom modern single family home on the market in Dallas Texas  for $999,500

What:  A modern white stucco 3 bedroom single family home with 4 bathrooms located in a gated luxury community in Dallas, Texas

How Much: $999,500

Size: 5,175 square feet

Price Per Square Foot: $193.14

Taxes: $21,151

Setting: “The Downs of Hillcrest is a gated residential community of more than 150 luxury homes. Soothing lakes and streams in a quiet seclusion that belies its convenient urban access. Amenities include- twenty-four hour courtesy guards, luxurious landscaping and floral areas, concealed underground utilities, and ample lighting”.”

Indoors: Custom 2 story home, featuring large windows 4 bedrooms 3 and 1/2 baths. Hardwood flooring, 3 fireplaces, library, artist studio, exercise room and wine cellar.

Outdoors: The home is situated on a larger cul-de-sac lot that offers a grassy yard, a tranquil pool, and patios for relaxing and entertaining.

Contact/Image Sources:  Broker, Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

New York, New York (Tribeca)

A 1 bedroom condo on the market in New York, New York for $1,100,000

What:  A freshly remodeled, open  1 bedroom condo with 1.5 bathrooms located in Tribeca

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How Much: $1,100,000

Size: 900 square feet

Price Per Square Foot: $1,222.22

Taxes: $9,024

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Setting: “Elegant and tranquil oasis in the most convenient part of Tribeca. Whole Foods, Farmers Market, Soul Cycle, Downtown Community Center, Hudson River Park, Washington Market Park, local and express subways and buses, world-class restaurants and quaint shops and galleries right outside your door.”

Indoors: “An impeccable full gut renovation, the spacious open plan makes it a great entertaining home. Sunny Western exposures, customized lighting and Brazilian teak wood plank floors throughout the apartment. Dream chef kitchen with a large DCS by Fisher Paykel stove, Liebherr fridge, Bosch dishwasher, plenty of room to prep on the granite countertops and custom Bertch cabinets including display ones w/ lighting and breakfast bar that opens to the dining/living… areas. Master bedroom runs the length of the apartment and has an en-suite bathroom with glass subway tiles and deep tub. Washer/dryer in unit, as well as central laundry room in basement.”

Outdoors: “This condo has a full time doorman, lovely common courtyard and roof deck, and a private storage unit is included with the sale.”

Contact/Image Sources:  The Corcoran Group

Charlotte, North Carolina

A 5 bedroom traditional brick single family home on the market in Charlotte, North Carolina for $1,000,000

What:  A gated European brick home with 5 bedroom and 5 bathrooms located in Charlotte, North Carolina

How Much: $1,000,000

Size: 5,283 square feet

Price Per Square Foot: $189.29

Taxes: $7,910

Indoors: Owners retreat with a sitting area on the main level opening to a covered veranda. The main level also offers two additional bedrooms open great room with built ins and gathering room neighboring the spacious gourmet kitchen. Upstairs holds a media room with a wet bar, 2 bedrooms with 1 full bath. The finished basement offers a second living quarters including a fireplace, wet bar, family room, bedroom, exercise room and laundry and room

Outdoors: Large level fenced in yard.

Contact/Image Sources: Allen Tate Company

Dreaming of Warmer Destinations

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08.2.13

Happy Friday! As usual I’m so glad the weekend is here. They’re predicting a huge snowstorm is about to arrive in the Northeast any second. This is usually the time of year that I start dreaming of warmer destinations.

One one of the places I’ve always wanted to go but never have been are the Florida Keys. There’s some kind of romantic notion I have about a semi tropical destination relatively close to home.

A long time ago I saw a Travel Channel show with Samantha Brown about Little Palm Island off the Florida Keys coastline. Is that show still on? I used to love it. Little Palm Island and the Florida Keys have stuck with me ever since.

How can you not love a luxury resort disguised as a grass hut surrounded by palm trees. What are you dreaming of this weekend?

All photos courtesy of Little Palm Island Resort and Spa.

For more information on visit Little Palm Island check out all the details on the resort’ s website.

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