Tag Archives: Cotes du Rhone

Up North Again

When you live in the Detroit area, when you say up North, you are covering a lot of territory, not just the Lower Peninsula, but the Upper Peninsula as well.  We found ourselves going back to Crystal Mountain Resort and … Continue reading

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Our Last Dinner with Ms. Yoga

Even though Casa Raconteur was the official residence of Ms. Yoga during her week, she did leave us and spend some time in Grand Rapids during this business trip.  For some odd reason, she just ignores the invoice that is … Continue reading

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New Year’s Day 2018

New Year’s Day is a quiet day around here normally. I have a quirky superstition that what ever one does on New Year’s Day is what one will do for the rest of the year. Hence, I try to only … Continue reading

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Amical

I was going to call this article “Return to Amical,” but somehow, I have never written about this restaurant and I can’t understand why. I first learned about Amical back in 1994 after they opened up, from customers of mine … Continue reading

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An Extravagant Cameo

We went to the cinema the other day. Let us suffice to say that there is a fan extraordinaire of the Harry Potter books and films in this house. I even went so far as to think about a magician’s … Continue reading

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Relaxing in Vegas

We are not gamblers, so Las Vegas is a strange destination for me to go to every year, except for the fact that we have children and grandchildren there. Over the years, of course we have visited all of the … Continue reading

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Smacznego

Smacznego is the Polish version of Bon Appetit and it was pronounced to us by our waitress at Amadeus restaurant in Ann Arbor, Michigan. We met “The Caller” and his charming wife for dinner the other night. Amadeus calls themselves … Continue reading

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