Best Places to Eat in Paris France

    You will be hard pressed to find cuisine that rivals that of the French.  I have to admit when we were planning our trip to Paris, I was a bit worried about dining at tourist traps. However, almost everywhere we dined in Paris was mouthwatering and fairly inexpensive. (I had envisioned that all delicious French restaurants would be pricey-which was not the case) Almost all of our restaurant selections were chosen based on Parisian locals’ recommendations and man were they…

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  • Easy Dutch Oven Jambalaya - Recipes - @lacegraceblog

    Easy Dutch Oven Jambalaya

    Ahhh New Orleans, one of my favorite cities ever. I visited this magical city only once  (in the early blog days, circa 2011- here), but New Orleans is a place that leaves a lasting,…

  • 18 Hours in Portland Maine - Travel - @lacegraceblog1

    18 Hours in Portland Maine

    The drive up to the Acadia area of Maine is a long one from Maryland; about 12 hours to be exact.  We knew there was no way we could do the entire trip in…

  • On the Ledge at Willis Tower Chicago - @lacegraceblog1

    On the Ledge at Willis Tower Chicago

    In my short 3 3/4 days in the beautiful city of Chicago for the 5th annual TBS Con, I managed to experience a ton. I spent a morning in Millennium Park, Strolled along Chicago’s Navy…

  • Shopping in Bar Harbor Maine - Travel - @lacegraceblog1

    Shopping in Bar Harbor Maine

    Bar Harbor is a charming coastal town full of cute restaurants, shops and perfect views.  During our time in Maine, we found ourselves ending our days in Bar Harbor after a day of exploring…

  • Festive Mulled Wine Recipe - Cocktail Recipes - @lacegraceblog1

    Festive Mulled Wine Recipe

    Mulled Wine is not just for fall, this warm flavorful drink is perfect during the Christmas season as well. Probably what I love most about Mulled Wine is its ability to turn subpar red…

  • Biking the Carriage Roads in Acadia National Park - Maine Travel - @lacegraceblog1

    Biking the Carriage Roads in Acadia National Park

    The Carriage Roads make up approximately 45 miles within Acadia National Park. John D. Rockefeller Jr. financed and had the roads built between 1913 and 1940. The paths consists of intricate gravel roads and stone bridges…