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Girlfriends Getaway: Bordeaux

Girlfriends Getaway: Bordeaux Wine Region

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Have you ever heard of noble rot? Maybe by it’s more elegant name, botrytis? It’s a form of grey fungus affecting wine grapes that has to be timed just right to develop a delicious sweet wine like the internationally renowned French sauterne. Timing, climate, moisture and picking-time has to be just so, or the whole harvest is ruined. There is no better time of year to visit Bordeaux and see this delicate process — pourriture or pourriture noble in French — in action and taste the delicious wines than autumn (so pencil in a trip for October now). And want a novel way to do it? Via a cruise along the Garonne river and it’s estuaries! This isn’t your grandmother’s way of cruising. A cruise is actually the perfect way to vineyard hop in style while in this picturesque region — and without any worries of “who’s going to drive!” Round up the squad, and let me show you how to have the perfect Girlfriend Getaway in Bordeaux.

Cape Town, South Africa
Thoughts on Cape Town.

First Impressions on Cape Town, South Africa

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First Impressions on Cape Town, South Africa By Tamu McPherson

Bittersweet. I traveled to Cape Town, South Africa for the first time ever to attend the 50th birthday celebration of one of my one of my dearest friends. Rossie, a brilliant attorney at one of the top law firms in the world, is a connoisseur of the finest everything. You name it, he enjoys travel, wine, music and photography, but the thing that sits at the top of his list of passions, is a quasi-religious respect for stimulating conversation.

Magical Islands

ATPB Weekend in the Aeolian Islands

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ATPB Weekend in the Aeolian Islands by Tamu McPherson

Hey there Pretty Birds,
Two weekends ago Roki and I set out for a magnificent weekend in the Aeolian Islands, a volcanic archipelago located just south of Sicily. While Roki had already spent time there, it was my first time exploring the magical group of Islands that include Vulcano, Salina, Stromboli, Filicudi, Alicudi, Panarea and Basiluzzo. Here are some images from one of the most magical places that I’ve ever laid eyes on along with some tips for traveling the islands we went to. Let us know if you make it there. We’ll be waiting to see your photos on Instagram.


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