Category Archives: Ticket

Alaska Adventures: My Head In the Clouds at Denali

Denali, the High One

Am I writing a travel blog or a home and food blog?  With recent trips to South Africa, Zimbabwe, Alaska and Texas I’m really beginning to wonder.   Continue reading


South Africa & Zimbabwe Safari

What do you get when you combine a good cause — The Junior League of Washington’s annual Tossed & Found sale — with a few cocktails, fellowship, a live auction and complete lack of budgetary discipline? Cheetahs, elephants, buffalo, lions and hippos, oh my! Continue reading

Shopping In Charlottesville All Along Ivy Road

And George in Charlottesville, VA

Last week I finally took a break from work and spent a couple of fantastic days in Charlottesville, Virginia.  Charlottesville known for the University of Virginia, Thomas Jefferson, rolling country lanes, horse farms and wonderful shops and boutiques.  O.K., perhaps it’s best known to me for it’s shops and boutiques. Continue reading

Southern Entertaining Inspiration: At Home~Charleston

Image via Charleston Historic Homes

Christmas in Charleston, SC — when a friend suggested a last minute trip to the Holy City I just couldn’t resist.  Charleston is one of America’s most beautiful cities and for me, has always epitomized the best of Southern hospitality, grace and style.  And I’m just talking about the homes and the people.  I haven’t even gotten to the amazing food.

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Scottish Christmas Walk Parade

Bagpipes, dogs, old houses and kilts, put them all together and you have the Scottish Christmas Walk Parade — the official kickoff of the Christmas season in Old Town Alexandria.  More than 100 clans and pipe and drum bands march in this annual tradition accompanied by their faithful hounds and terriers. Continue reading

Bayon Temple, Ankor Thom, Siem Reap, Cambodia


Ankor Thom, originally uploaded by SpoonAndChair.

The Amazing Bayon Temple and it’s faces, located within Ankor Thom. Which is more amazing, this achievement by the Khmer people or that I took this photo?

IndoChina: Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia

Flowers in Hanoi, originally uploaded by SpoonAndChair.

On vacation, traveling around Indochina. Lots of great food, cooking classes, inspiration for home and hospitality will get some blog posts up after I return. Until then, a few photos of my trip. for more photos visit my Flickr page