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For Those With An Independent Will To See Haworth, Start Your Charlotte Brontë Pilgrimage At The Morgan Library

There it was — a two-piece cotton and wool day dress printed with blue flowers, leaves and tendrils, with slightly puffed sleeves and mother-of-pearl and brass buttons. A pair of cloth ankle boots with leather toe caps stood beside it. … Continue reading

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Covering Compost Cookies to Candy Couture In 24,021 New York City Steps

When the first Saturday morning in December dawns, you may like to be nestled all snug in your bed, but I much prefer hitting the pavement for another now-legendary 15-hour visit to New York City. The once-bleary-eyed novice in All … Continue reading

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See An Atlantic Puffin And The Amalfi Coast Without Leaving Central Ohio

My mobile cuisine experiences may be limited to a Charlie Brown moment involving beignets and a longstanding intention to track down Alice’s Aebelskabels and try the traditional Danish pancake known as aebelskiver, but this strategist is well-versed in the continuing … Continue reading

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Artists And Writers Find Beautiful Inspiration On Michigan’s “Fairy Island”

“The glowing beauty of the Indian summer, when the deep-blue sky, the purple haze in the air, the shining water, and the gorgeous autumn tints on the trees, made up a picture of rich coloring unknown in any other portion … Continue reading

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Valley Forge Is Not A Dreary Kind of Place

“Imagine part of the Continental Army arriving at this farmland after marching 300 to 500 miles through the Pennsylvania countryside. There’s snow on the ground, they’re half-naked, barefoot and starving, and they haven’t been paid in three months.” That’s the … Continue reading

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Literature Lures At Rosy Brook’s Philadelphia Home

 2010 Delancey Place loomed as large on the map as my free time was small. How quickly could my feet take me to this Philadelphia destination revered by special collections librarians? After all, it was almost Bloomsday — the celebration … Continue reading

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Have You Seen A Library With A Kitchen And A Green Roof?

Behold the exterior of the Free Library of Philadelphia’s Parkway Central Library and you may think you’ve been transported to a Parisian palace on the Champs d’Elysee. That was the desired effect when the building was constructed in 1927. But … Continue reading

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