Archive for August, 2010


Peace is a journey

August 31st, 2010

Shangri-La in Vancouver, BC

August 28th, 2010

Staying in lovely downtown Vancouver at Shangri-La hotel. This town is more continental than NYC. Here with Nissan to drive the JUKE– a small crossover with oodles of style and lots of spunk. Yesterday– an amazing route through lakes and blue mountains, lunch at a flowery lodge overlooking a body of water… heaven!

More on JUKE coming.

When I went to sleep last night this was on my pillow;

‘Conway alone submitted to a rich and growing enchantment. It was not so much an individual thing that attracted him as the gradual revelation of elegance, of modest and impeccable taste, of harmony so fragrant that it seemed to gratify the eye without arresting it.’

`Lost Horizon

(that about sums up this hotel)

How I got hooked on road trips

August 24th, 2010

Last week we took a 10 hour roadtrip in a Buick Enclave. My conclusion– it beats flying.

Check out my post at Uptown Magazine

Monday thought for the day…

August 23rd, 2010

This quote was on my pillow at a fabulous estate- The Rookery -in England

“Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer”

~ William S Burroughs

courage for the day

August 13th, 2010

“Whatever you do, you need courage. Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are some difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it requires some of the same courage which a soldier needs. Peace has its victories, but it takes a brave soul to win them.”
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

A thought for Thursday …

August 12th, 2010

Nissan promotes wellness

August 11th, 2010

Nissan is infusing their future cars with spurts of Vitamin C, seats that act like lounge chairs and more. Check out my blog on autotrader.com

(the desert in Dubai)

New post about iphones that act like keyfobs

August 10th, 2010

Check it out! Uptown Magazine

Quote for the day

People of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them.

They went out and happened to things.

-Leonardo Da Vinci

Dream as if you’ll live forever…

August 6th, 2010

“Dream as if you’ll live forever, live as if you’ll die today.”

James Dean

On another note, check out Riffs on Rides at  Uptown Magazine

Paris plans EV sharing program– a world first!

August 3rd, 2010

Good day! Check out my post about how Paris is expanding their bike-sharing program to electric vehicles. Could be a blueprint for the future!

Uptown Magazine