shopping

We did give a fig for the Figge Art Museum and cafe!

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On a hosted trip to the Quad Cities, my daughter Allie and I got our culture on when we visited the Figge Art Museum.  Located in downtown Davenport, the building itself, a beautiful glass structure, is a piece of art in its own right. Our first destination was the Figgie Cafe where we found upscale […]

LeClaire a river town adventure

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Allie had never been to LeClaire, Iowa so I had fun heading to this beautiful little river town situated along the banks of the Mississippi. Allie and I took a hosted trip to the Quad Cities area and it was great spending time with my grown up daughter and doing the things we enjoy. Our […]

Isabel Bloom Studio, a behind the scenes tour!

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Isabel Bloom sculptures have a recognizable look and a happy uplifting quality.  A tour of her studio showroom and tour center made me realize how many hands touch these pieces before a sculpture is complete.  All sculptures are made in Davenport, Iowa and visitors can schedule a tour and see the behind the scenes work […]

DeBrand Fine Chocolates, Decadance in Fort Wayne!

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All I can say about DeBrand Fine Chocolates is yum!  On a hosted trip to Fort Wayne, mom and I met up with our hostesses Jessa and Kristen at the chocolate store to get a chance to get acquainted face to face. I find it interesting that the DeBrand Chocolate story, like the Vera Bradley […]

Vera Bradley Outlet Sale a bonding and shopping experience!

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I have never been to anything quite like the Vera Bradley Annual Outlet Sale. This year on a hosted trip to Fort Wayne, my mom, Lora Disque and I headed for the city to attend this annual event.  Coming into town, it was clear this is a Vera Bradley town.  We saw the factory and […]