The Barbizon Hotel…

  ---- The Barbizon Hotel was located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan at 140 East 63 St.  The 23 storey building, built in 1927,  has a  salmon pink brick exterior.  With 700 rooms it was a safe haven for young women, many on their own for the first time in the big city.  Each… Continue reading The Barbizon Hotel…

The Beach…

We are not staying in the same rental we have in the past years.  This unit has a great view of the ocean and park.  There is more sunlight coming in through tall screened windows covered with plantation shutters  (allowing soft breezes and the comforting rhythms of the ocean to come through).  The decorating, however,… Continue reading The Beach…

On The Road…

  We've been "on the road" this week driving to La Jolla.  As we were driving down the I-15 Interstate,  I had thoughts of Jack Kerauoc and his book, "On the Road" written over 60 years ago.  An almost "cult following" for young people everywhere, the book is highly recognized by literary standards and considered… Continue reading On The Road…