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A Tale of Two Cities
The Houston-New Orleans Connection by Lynn Ashby 111 DECATUR STREET—On Saturday afternoon, February 25, 1843, Commodore Edwin Ward Moore, commander of the Texas Navy, came here to the Texas consulate to see William Bryan, a local merchant who represented Texas’ interests. As the two men were leaving, a messenger came to this building—it’s still here—and handed Moore a sealed letter from President Sam Houston. The letter ordered Moore back to Galveston. The Texas Navy was being sold. The Lone Star Republic couldn’t afford a navy. Today, this four-story brick building has an overhang and a sign: “Mr. Jack’s barber and beauty salon.” ...
Aruba: One Happy Island
Other-worldly underwater adventures, exhilarating Jeep safaris and world-class spas will put a smile on your face. by Matthew Abernathy [caption id="attachment_13750" align="alignright" width="350"] Views like this from the Radisson Aruba are guaranteed to make you grin![/caption] “Mushy donkey” was what I heard when our concierge thanked my wife and I for the comment we made on the natural beauty of the Radisson Aruba Resort, Casino and Spa. I soon learned that the term was really “masha danki,” and means “thank you very much” in Papiamento, the strong native tongue that’s still prevalent amongst the many languages spoken on the island of Aruba. Another ...
Nashville: A Music Lover’s Nirvana
Guitars, cadillacs and hillbilly music are just the tip of the iceberg in Music City. by Tom Flynn Nashville, Tennessee, is a thriving business and entertainment mecca. Home to many giant health-care headquarters, their largest industry, Nashville also excels in finance, publishing, insurance and tourism. Then there’s the music thing. You’ll find musicians playing and trying to make it big, at all hours, in honkytonks throughout the city; you can have live music with breakfast, lunch, dinner and your late night/early morning snack. Music Row, the Wall Street of country music, boasts flashy offices for those who run the money side of ...
Newport Beach, Here We Come
The luxury and opulence of Tuscany is re-created at The Resort at Pelican Hill. by Laurette M. Veres [caption id="attachment_13765" align="aligncenter" width="590"] The luxurious and Mediterannean-inspired Pelican Hill.[/caption] Dramatic views of the ocean set the stage for an unforgettable getaway. Can’t make it all the way to Italy? Not to worry, The Resort at Pelican Hill’s gorgeous seaside setting, Italian-inspired design and romantic ceremony locations not only make up for it, but make it the most exclusive venue on the California coast. You’ll know you are someplace special just by looking at the cars in the valet lot. Lamborghinis, Ferraris and Bentleys ...
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