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11 Dec 18
Travel by ENTREE

Puerto Vallarta is an irresistible destination with its beaches, water sports and nightlife scene. The town’s cobblestone center is home to the ornate Renaissance-style Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe church, boutique shops and a wide range of restaurants plus El Malecón, a popular beachside promenade. But for those willing to explore 15 minutes north of Puerto […]

11 Dec 18
Day Dreams | The Official Blog of Dreams Resorts & Spas

Forget about stuffing the car for a family beach weekend with oversized coolers and umbrellas and escape to Dreams® Resorts & Spas for the Unlimited-Luxury vacation you deserve! Dreams Resorts, here I come!

11 Dec 18
Traveldrop.org

By Scott Anderson on Dec 11, 2018 in Attractions, Cruises & Boat Travel, Food and Drink, Going Out, New York, North America, Regions, Speciality Travel, Travel Miscellany, USA While the likes of the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty and the Museum of Modern Art rightly grab the headlines, it’s perhaps in the breaths […]

11 Dec 18
jovialevents

Weddings venue in Dubai One of the key matter your pre- wedding preparations to do is to choose the perfect wedding destination and perfecting putting every effort in perfecting it’s hues like on a canvas. A dessert, beach, a skyscraper touching the stars and among clouds or even the privacy of your own home may be your […]

11 Dec 18
Transmundane Press

In our new author series, we’ll be offering a clairvoyant peek behind the veil of who and what makes up TRANSCENDENT. Here’s a glimpse at Gregory L. Norris and his story “Footsteps in the Room Upstairs.”   ABOUT THE STORY What inspired your story? On September 30 of 2017, my husband, who suffers from an […]

11 Dec 18
The Cyber Cynics

It wasn’t recently that people were enthralled by the prospect that the world they live in might actually not be real. The Matrix from the 2000s was a trilogy that opened the possibility that it could be possible that we are all just trapped in a vacuum controlled by beings much superior to us. In […]

11 Dec 18
Best Indian Cuisine Baulkham Hills, Fine Dine, Takeaway, Delivery Indian Food Baulkham Hills

Are you looking for the best place to celebrate your Christmas function this year? The Avari Punjabi Indian Restaurant, can make your event supremely special and memorable. The surroundings make it the perfect choice for small intimate gatherings like your annual Christmas party. Well it is that season again to begin making arrangements for your […]

10 Dec 18
Davis Enterprise

The Davis Manor neighborhood is gearing up for the neighborhood’s third-annual Winter Bazaar from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16. Located on the “Naturehood” street mural at the corner of Duke and M streets, this all-ages event features resident vendors showcasing a variety of artwork, handcrafted items and homemade edible treats. Offerings include […]

10 Dec 18
Rhubarb & Cod

Today’s Wild Mushroom Cream Sauce comes with a message. A little while back, the people at Green Peace reached out about a project they were undertaking with a Yukon chef by the name of Michele Genest. The project would take the form of a cookbook to raise awareness for the Boreal Forest. I chose to […]

10 Dec 18
The Mercury News
A property previously owned by a rock star shines brilliantly in a private golf course setting nestled within the Blackhawk Country Club. The Blackhawk home at 340 Pheasant Run Drive comes with golf course views plus a resort-style backyard with a solar-heated saltwater pool, just one of the many outdoor amenities. A classic Mediterranean style beginning at the glass front door with decorative ironwork blends beautifully with well-designed functional spaces for everyday living and entertaining at every level. The home starts off with a classic Mediterranean-style beginning at the glass front door with decorative ironwork. Located at 340 Pheasant Run Drive, this two-level home borders the 8th green of the Falls Golf Course. About 5,470 square feet of living space spills out onto a resort-style backyard designed by Christopher Lyon. Don’t miss the Versace-inspired hand-painted Italian mosaic tiles that create a one-of-a-kind work of art at the bottom of the solar-heated saltwater pool and matching wall fountain. Highlighted by custom lighting, the pool features fountains sending graceful arcs over the expanse and a dramatic waterfall at the far end. Towering palm trees sway in the gentle breeze. Arbors drip with wisteria. Water cascades over a beautiful classical European-inspired Haddonstone fountain. There is even a nearby rose garden. There is an outdoor kitchen and living room with a gas fireplace and adjacent dining area. The generous outdoor gathering spaces have unobstructed golf course and hillside views. There is an outdoor kitchen with slab granite counters, Lynx refrigerator and grill, icemaker, and sink. A gas fireplace by Ake Grunditz of Fine Design in Alameda creates a cozy outdoor living room with adjacent dining area. There are also outdoor speakers and a retractable smart TV. The interior features a luxurious yet relaxed ambience and features soaring ceilings, decorative moldings and trims, classic columns, opulent Schonbek chandeliers, travertine floors, five fireplaces, and custom-designed ironwork. There are multiple terraces offering wonderful views. There are four en suite bedrooms, an executive office, formal living and dining rooms, gourmet kitchen with breakfast room and adjacent family room, and a total of five-and-a-half bathrooms. A main-level master bedroom has a double-door entry and is illuminated by stunning Schonbek chandeliers. Its sitting room has a coffered ceiling with custom lighting, French door access to the patio and pool, a gas fireplace and dual walk-in closets. The luxurious bathroom has a granite floor, dual vanities with mosaic tile backsplash, oversize shower with dual showerheads, and Jacuzzi tub. The formal living room features a fireplace, a wall of front-facing windows and French doors to a front terrace with garden views. The formal dining room also has French doors that open onto the patios. The butler’s pantry features Wine Captain refrigerators, sink and granite counter. A gourmet kitchen is well appointed and is open to a breakfast room and expansive family room anchored by a walkaround wet bar and gas fireplace with stone surround and raised hearth. There are also surround sound speakers. The breakfast room has a coffered ceiling and medallion molding. Windows and sliding glass doors wrap around this room welcoming an abundance of natural light. The kitchen features a box beam ceiling, granite slab counters with a pillow-edge tile backsplash, breakfast bar, island, painted cabinetry and Dacor and KitchenAid appliances including a five-burner cooktop, microwave, and double ovens. A decorative leaded glass door opens onto a 250-plus bottle wine closet. Also on the main level is an executive office that features a box beam ceiling, detailed picture frame molding, built-ins and fireplace. French doors open onto the backyard patios. There are also walnut-stained hardwood floors and plantation shutters in this room that could easily be used as a fifth bedroom. A band of clerestory frame views of the hillsides from the spacious upstairs landing. French doors open to a spacious view terrace. Three additional bedrooms are upstairs including a second master bedroom suite with double-door entry. Two suites have private access to view terraces. Additional features include security alarm system, side access to a four-car garage with storage, three HVAC zones, one-year-young water heater, and attic storage. There are custom Sunbrella awnings. The Blackhawk Country Club is located about 40 miles east of San Francisco and is home to two 72-par championship golf courses, tennis courts, clubhouses, and state-of-the-art fitness center. Set at the base of Mount Diablo, the Blackhawk community is private and serene yet also conveniently close to freeway access, shopping and dining at Blackhawk Plaza, Tassajara Commons, and downtown Danville. Nearby top-rated schools include Tassajara Hill Elementary, Diablo Vista Middle, and Monte Vista High School. Price: Upon request Where: 340 Pheasant Run Drive, Blackhawk Listing agents: J. Rockcliff Realtors, The Frazzano Team, Joe Frazzano DRE # 00982431 925-890-0285 Joe@FrazzanoTeam.com Manel Sousou DRE #: 01035333 925-413-4511 Manel@FrazzanoTeam.com
10 Dec 18
Exploring America's Foodways: Fine Dining

The restaurant industry has proved to be especially dynamic throughout the 21st century, largely due to structural shifts to the industry and changing consumer preferences. The Fine Dining sector has been no exception. Fine Dining in the 21st century can be characterized largely by the following factors:  A shift towards the casual. In regards to […]

10 Dec 18

Increasing the Scope and Scale of Treatments- WaPo Story on the Medicine Bow Landscape Project- I of II https://ift.tt/2EoPDme Photo from the MedBow Landscape EIS You don’t expect the Washington Post to take an interest in what’s going on in Wyoming, so this story was something of a surprise. The take-home message is that forests […]

10 Dec 18
A New Century of Forest Planning

You don’t expect the Washington Post to take an interest in what’s going on in Wyoming, so this story was something of a surprise. The take-home message is that forests are trying landscape-scale NEPA. We’ve heard from many scientists and others that we need to “increase the pace and scale of treatments to get fire […]

10 Dec 18
Freya Foxx

It seemed like only a minute, but two hours later I awoke in the same place I fell asleep.  River hadn’t moved, not wanting to disturb me and also dozing off himself.  My face is stuck to his shoulder, I pry it off his skin and ask what time it is. “It’s 6:30.”  I don’t […]