Articles written by: Wendy VanHatten

Happy Presidents’ Day
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Happy Presidents’ Day

Here are some facts about one of our iconic landmarks…Mount Rushmore. Did you know…? The idea of creating a sculpture in the Black Hills was dreamed up in 1923 by South Dakota historian Doane Robinson. He wanted to find a way to attract tourists to the state. Nearly three million […]

La Cite du Vin – More than a Museum
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La Cite du Vin – More than a Museum

If you are planning a trip to Bordeaux, France…don’t miss a visit to La Cite du Vin. This is more than a museum. It’s a side trip worthy of an entire day.   Exhibits are always changing throughout the museum. Of course, many areas stay the same. Impressive…see for yourself. […]

Wine Barrels
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Wine Barrels

Wine Barrels by Wendy VanHatten Living near Napa Valley, wine barrels are a common sight. Did you know… The Benefits of Wood Winemakers have used oak barrels for centuries. Barrels allow tiny amounts of oxygen in to help mature the wine, while compounds in the wood give the wine structure […]

The Louvre…Tips on How to Visit
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The Louvre…Tips on How to Visit

Louvre Tips by Wendy VanHatten Have you ever felt a museum is intimidating? Have you been to the Louvre? It’s big, it can be exhausting, and it can be so overwhelming you’re not sure what you saw. Here are a few tips to make a visit to this museum slightly […]

Cleaning Wooden Spoons
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Cleaning Wooden Spoons

Cleaning Wooden Spoons by Wendy VanHatten With holiday baking, many of us reach for wooden spoons. After all, they won’t scratch pots and pans or affect the flavor of our food, and they don’t conduct heat so there’s no risk for burning or melting. If treated well, they can last for years in […]