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PACKING THE PERFECT CRUISE WARDROBE

3 ESSENTIAL ITEMS YOU’LL WANT TO PACK Cruising has become one of the most popular ways to travel the world. And, as you know if you’re a regular around here, it’s definitely my favorite way to travel. My husband Brad and I have been cruising together since we were married, 27 years ago. In fact, […]

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A WINTER WALK IN CHICAGO

Hello! I’ve been absent from the blog for over a week for a number of reasons. First off, after 4 1/2 months I’m nearing the finish line on my recent home renovation project in Big Bear Lake and have been spending an enormous amount of time on that project of late. But I also made […]

A WINTER WALK IN CHICAGO | Lake Michigan | Lakefront Trail | www.AfterOrangeCounty.com
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CHECKING INTO THE KIMPTON LA PEER HOTEL

Hello and thanks for visiting! Today we’ll be checking into the Kimpton La Peer Hotel, located in West Hollywood, California. In truth, I wasn’t the one who checked into this hip new luxury hotel located in L.A.’s exclusive Design District. Rather it was my son, visiting from Washington, DC, who had the pleasure of staying […]

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HOW TO DINE DELICIOUSLY IN PORTLAND, MAINE

On our recent trip to the charming coastal town of Portland, Maine, we were lucky enough to have our youngest son, a Portland resident, as our local food guide. We are a food loving family, one that enjoys cooking at home as much as we do dining out. So we took full advantage of his […]

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A VISIT TO BEAUFORT BY BOAT

Hello and happy 4th of July weekend! I hope you are enjoying a wonderful, relaxing and fun time celebrating our nation’s independence. I’m doing something really special with my family and will be reporting back on our exciting adventure soon. In the meantime I’ve been reminiscing about a visit to Beaufort by boat. Beaufort, North […]

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CHICAGO ARCHITECTURE RIVER CRUISE

Chicago Architecture River Cruise It has been three years since my son moved to Chicago to attend the University of Chicago Law School. It seems like just yesterday that I was helping him decorate his studio apartment. The following year his then fiancée finished medical school in Philadelphia, moved to Chicago for her Residency, and […]

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THE ROMANTIC CHAPEL WHERE ROYALTY ARE WED

A Tour of St. George’s Chapel Greetings! It’s so nice to have you here today. I’ve recently returned from a visit to enchanting Windsor Castle. There I toured the romantic chapel where royalty are wed, St. George’s Chapel. It was here at the beautiful Saint George’s Chapel, which sits inside the historic grounds of Windsor […]

SUNDAYS WITH CELIA VOL 87 | St. George's Chapel Windsor Castle | Wedding of Prince Harry & Meghan Markle | www.AfterOrangeCounty.com
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A VISIT TO ENCHANTING WINDSOR CASTLE

Hello! Today we will be paying a visit to enchanting Windsor Castle. Sitting majestically atop a hill above the banks of the River Thames, Windsor Castle has been home to British Royalty for nearly one thousand years. Getting To Windsor Castle At the conclusion of our recent transatlantic cruise, Brad and I spent 3 days […]

A VISIT TO ENCHANTING WINDSOR CASTLE | The Middle Ward, built around the original Norman motte and crowned by the Round Tower | www.AfterOrangeCounty.com
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