Tracey Jackson

SNOWTOPIA

SNOWTOPIA

  I imagine you’ve seen enough of those snow drift photos, the crashing surf, the menacing skies and the slushy streets. So I thought I would share a few of  the photos I took during Blizzard 2015. OK..so I got out of town in time….somebody had to.  I will be there for the next one.

Jan 27 2015 | 10 Comments | Share Share on Facebook Tweet More...

GIVENCHY

GIVENCHY

Hubert de Givenchy was one of the great designers of the 20th century.  He was not known for pushing the envelope – though he could if he had a brave client. He preferred to make beautiful, timeless clothes for his loyal followers and style icons like Audrey Hepburn and Jackie Kennedy. In fact he designed all the… Read More

Jan 19 2015 | No Comments | Share Share on Facebook Tweet More...

KEEP CALM AND CARRY SOMETHING

KEEP CALM AND CARRY SOMETHING

In light of what is going on in the world today and for the last several years, the overused slogan and image KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON has a real place.  I can’t quite remember when I was first made aware of the crown and the cheery little saying, but overnight it did appear to be… Read More

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JE SUIS CHARLIE

JE SUIS CHARLIE

   

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THE LIFE CHANGING EXPERIENCE OF BEING TIDY

THE LIFE CHANGING EXPERIENCE OF BEING TIDY

Keep only those things that speak to your heart. Then take the plunge and discard all the rest. By doing this, you can reset your life and embark on a new lifestyle. ~ Marie Kondo   I am a neatnik, an OCD everything has a place, can’t leave the house with an unmade bed, sink… Read More

Jan 8 2015 | 8 Comments | Share Share on Facebook Tweet More...

PARIS – CITY OF TWILIGHTS

PARIS – CITY OF TWILIGHTS

  Yesterday was a magical day for us. We brought in the New Year by walking around Paris. We started at one o’clock and literally never sat down until almost seven. We saw a show at the Grand Palais and we walked up the Camps Élysées where there was a parade. At the end of… Read More

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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RAINY DAYS IN MEDINAS ALWAYS GET ME DOWN

RAINY DAYS IN MEDINAS ALWAYS GET ME DOWN

Some parts of trips work out better than others.  Fes admittedly was not our favorite of places. We woke up on day two to a rainy Monday in the Medina. Now Medinas can be picturesque and intriguing. They can also be cold, damp, slushy, filthy and annoying.  Add to that on rainy days – downright… Read More

Dec 31 2014 | No Comments | Share Share on Facebook Tweet More...

FES

FES

OK, so I’m sitting in the lobby while I watch some picture upload and some not. It takes sometimes 15 minutes per photo. It’s freezing cold. Last night the electricity went out causing many to freak out. Sometimes the water is hot sometimes not.  Life in the old city of Fes. The city, while picaresque… Read More

Dec 30 2014 | No Comments | Share Share on Facebook Tweet More...

TRAIN TRIP MARRAKECH TO FES

TRAIN TRIP MARRAKECH TO FES

Yesterday we got up very early and took a seven hour train journey to Fes.  Fes is considered to be the oldest functioning Arab city in the world.  The original plan was to drive to Casablanca, spend one night there then drive four hours here. But apparently the film is the best thing about Casablanca… Read More

Dec 29 2014 | 1 Comment | Share Share on Facebook Tweet More...

THE GARDENS OF YVES

THE GARDENS OF YVES

One of the main sights in Marrakech is  the Gardens Majorelle, also known as Yves St. Laurent’s Gardens. On Christmas Day we spent a few hours there. The description below is taken right off their website as I am short on time and when you read this tomorrow I will be  on a 7 hour train… Read More

Dec 26 2014 | No Comments | Share Share on Facebook Tweet More...

WELCOME TO THE KASBAH!

WELCOME TO THE KASBAH!

A Kasbah is an older part of a city, almost always inhabited by Muslims. It’s often walled in, filled with an endless labyrinth of slivers of lanes.  Usually bikes and in some cases donkeys are the preferred mode of transport as cars can seldom get through. They are beyond fascinating, teeming with life and almost… Read More

Dec 26 2014 | 4 Comments | Share Share on Facebook Tweet More...

MERRY CHRISTMAS

MERRY CHRISTMAS

Dec 25 2014 | No Comments | Share Share on Facebook Tweet More...

LA MAMOUNIA  – HOTEL PORN

LA MAMOUNIA – HOTEL PORN

There are very few hotels that are my my “bucket list”  – La Mamounia in Marrekech has always been at the top of the list.  In fact it might have been the number one. It’s not so much I wanted to see Morocco, though I do, it’s that I have wanted to stay here. It’s… Read More

Dec 24 2014 | 1 Comment | Share Share on Facebook Tweet More...

EAT DRINK AND BE ARTY

EAT DRINK AND BE ARTY

We only have one full day here, we head out tomorrow, today, by the time you are reading this to places – well, you will have to see… So today we had to cram in as much as we possibly could.  Madrid for nine hours of daylight means museums, after  daylight – food. As I… Read More

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