Tracey Jackson

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CIAO RIZZOLI – YOU WILL BE GREATLY MISSED

This week, Rizzoli, the grande dame of bookstores closed down its magnificent 57th street  store.  Despite rallies, protests and petitions pleading to keep it open, the  great New York establishment sadly shuttered its glorious doors permanently. It’s no secret bookstores are closing all over. Borders is gone. Barnes and Noble looks more like a stationary store… Read More

Apr 13 2014 | 6 Comments | Share Share on Facebook Tweet More...

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ST. LUCIA

A few weeks ago we went to St. Lucia for four days of Spring Break. It’s a pretty island. Not a  lot to do. We all got the flu. The room was great. The views heaven. The weather perfect. But in terms of trips, it was a 4 on a one to ten. Though the… Read More

Apr 7 2014 | No Comments | Share Share on Facebook Tweet More...

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PITCH PERFECT

  A very good book is coming out today.  It is called Pitch Perfect – How To Say It Right The First Time, Every Time  by Bill McGowan. Bill is one of those guys who is known by many of us.  And if you haven’t heard him, you have heard the result of his work.… Read More

Apr 2 2014 | 5 Comments | Share Share on Facebook Tweet More...

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WHY VOGUE?

  Two hundred and thirty- nine people are lying dead at the bottom of the Indian Ocean.  Putin has decided he misses playing cops and robbers with the US, and has decided to start stealing countries for what he hopes will be his empire.  Hundreds have just been washed away in fierce floods in Washington… Read More

Mar 25 2014 | 9 Comments | Share Share on Facebook Tweet More...

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I HAVEN’T FORGOTTEN THIS SITE

It feels like I have not been paying much attention to this site. And truth is I haven’t.  I have been furiously working on the book I am writing with Paul Williams. Final edits are almost in and I will then have  time to return to blogging. Thank you for being patient. Perhaps you don’t… Read More

Mar 17 2014 | 2 Comments | Share Share on Facebook Tweet More...

MEXICAN MOMENTS

It’s not like I can’t leave this trip behind or anything. I happen to be on an intense deadline and these are the last of the Mexican photos. For the moment I’m pretty much glued to my desk. I have ten days and then you will hear from me again. Unless I find a few… Read More

Mar 10 2014 | 4 Comments | Share Share on Facebook Tweet More...

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TWO RED BEDS

  On our last day in Mexico City we visited  two private homes that have been turned into museums.  They could not be anymore different. One, the home of a spoiled, rich heiress who loved art, and dogs and Mexico and built herself a museum. Not unlike Carlos Slim, only better. And the other was… Read More

Mar 2 2014 | 2 Comments | Share Share on Facebook Tweet More...

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MEXICO – MUSEUMS AND MORE

Today is our last day. We are going to hit a few more museums, do some walking, Glenn has a final meeting and we head back tomorrow. It’s been a great trip. We’ve been here five days, no bouncing from city to city. The Museo Antropologia is a hit. The most visited museum in Mexico… Read More

Feb 27 2014 | No Comments | Share Share on Facebook Tweet More...

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FOOD IN MEXICO

Having grown up in Southern California I have always loved Mexican food.  I can’t take any of it too spicey. But I appreciate all of it. I love going to the markets and stands where the people gather to eat their meals. There you really see the foods of the land. Yesterday we stopped in… Read More

Feb 24 2014 | 4 Comments | Share Share on Facebook Tweet More...

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MEXICO CITY DAY 2 – ENOUGH FOR FOUR BLOGS

This is a first. I just uploaded all my photos from today and I filed them into folders for four blogs. In all my travels I have never done that. They broke down into – Food –  Colors -Today – Faith. There is so much going on here. I know I said it yesterday, but… Read More

Feb 24 2014 | 2 Comments | Share Share on Facebook Tweet More...

Grand Hotel of the City of Mexico. One of the oldest hotels in the city. Dates back to 1890s

MEXICO CITY – FIVE HOURS

  I know it seems like we go away a lot. And maybe we do. But I somehow managed to turn in the manuscript for my next book between Boca and this. So, I’m racing here.  Glenn has business in Mexico City. I have never been here;  Always wanted to see it. OK. Not always… Read More

Feb 22 2014 | 2 Comments | Share Share on Facebook Tweet More...

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DEEP THAW MIZNER STYLE

  My in-laws 60th anniversary, Lucy’s 14th birthday, President’s Weekend, and the endless winter drove us to Florida for the long weekend. We have spent more time than usual in Florida of late, due to the declining health of my father-in-law.  I think this is the fourth trip in as many months. The hotel staff… Read More

Feb 17 2014 | 1 Comment | Share Share on Facebook Tweet More...

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IT’S NOT TOO LATE

Valentine’s Day is day after tomorrow.  Did you put off buying something for that special someone?  Have you forgotten the holiday all together? Were you thinking one of those Teleflora bouquets made out of red carnations?  If so I might just be able to save your forgetful ass.  Marla Aaron makes some of the coolest… Read More

Feb 12 2014 | No Comments | Share Share on Facebook Tweet More...

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PASTE FOR THE AGES

  There is  a terrific museum in Columbus Circle called the Museum of Design. It’s one of those places that every time I go in I say, “Why don’t we come here more often?” Due to the Fuel Band situation, we seem to be walking everywhere. So I’ve passed the museum more than I normally… Read More

Feb 10 2014 | 17 Comments | Share Share on Facebook Tweet More...

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WHOSE FAULT IS IT ANYWAY?

  Is it just me, or does anyone else find the amount of attention Philip Seymour Hoffman’s receiving to be more than average  for a celebrity death?   We do lose celebrities – sad but true. Some of natural causes and others as my Glenn says, of “misadventure.” PSH is not the first star to… Read More

Feb 6 2014 | 5 Comments | Share Share on Facebook Tweet More...