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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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Meet At The Eagle To Hear A Grand Organ Recital

He’s hefty, hails from Frankfort, Germany, and has 5,000 feathers. After flying in from being on view in the German arts and crafts exhibit at the 1904 St. Louis Exposition, this 2,500-pound bronze eagle landed in the Grand Court of Wanamaker’s … Continue reading

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Swoon Over Welsh Lovespoons

Whenever I needed a pick-me-up during my days working in Miami University’s Walter Havighurst Special Collections, I’d report directly to the “AY11” section of the shelves, browse Helen Coulter Ball’s collection of gift books, select a volume, sink to the … Continue reading

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Start Your Charm String Under The Sign Of The Golden Button

When Apple’s iPhone was released, its sleek look set it apart from the competition. Gone was the traditional keypad, in favor of a touch-sensing flat screen. It was another example of the minimalism that Steve Jobs, the company’s co-founder, favored. … Continue reading

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See Albertine And You’ll Say, “C’est Magnifique!”

The Lady in Gold at was calling us so insistently from her home at the corner of Fifth Avenue and East 86th Street that all I could manage was a quick glimpse of a sign reading “Albertine.” I made a … Continue reading

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After A Nine-Mile Walk in New York City, Where’s The Windex When You Need It?

She isn’t much for movies, but I knew a swarthy six-year-old with sideburns, a grandmother sleeping with a knife under her pillow, a twin discovered inside a neck lump and some ailment-curing sprays of Windex would win her over. My … Continue reading

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