Arts & Culture

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The Chicago Travel & Adventure show is coming to the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont January 23-24, 2016.  I had the chance to do a Q & A with John Golicz the founder of the Travel & Adventure show series to find out just what a visitor could gain by attending. “There will […]

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Jewelry, I love it.  I just finished an article for the Prairieland Buzz about using jewelry as my travel souvenir, a practice I started long ago.  This necklace though is special, it stands out not only because of it’s beauty, but because of the story behind it. This last summer we traveled to Pinckneyville, Illinois to […]

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Each time they change displays at the National Farm Toy Museum I look forward to visiting and checking out the items in the exhibit and learning new agricultural history.  At the National Farm Toy Show in November I perused the latest exhibit “Fordson to New Holland, 1895 to today”. I learned that the New Holland […]

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German based Detamoso watches are a man’s man watch.  The watch is no light weight.  I received the wonderful Machineer model from this Detamoso, a German company, to review.  I was interested in the watch because when traveling it is important to be on time so I always enjoy wearing a watch to keep myself […]

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Widow at Windsor antiques to savor

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Last night during the holiday walk in downtown Springfield, we wondered into the lovely Widow at Windsor Antiques where each piece whether you are talking furniture, paintings, jewelry or unique items fits into the term “statement piece”.  Walking around, my husband, brother-in-law and sister-in-law were all oohing and aahing thinking just where an item may […]

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