After close to quarter of a century, Tracy Stern, my Muse and soul mate, and I reconnected. Amazingly, it was as if time had stood still for us. Although admittedly I take every opportunity to shout this miracle out to the world, it’s truly apropos here. The idea for this travel guide series (Tracy’s naturally – she’s a one-person think tank) was born during our second trip out of the country together, easily two of the greatest vacations of my adult life. The first was Vancouver, where Tracy opened a new SALONTEA store. The second was Monte Carlo, one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever laid eyes on.
After forty years of travel, including such faraway destinations as the West Indies, Asia and Europe, and flights that would’ve made a despot find sympathy in his blackened heart, I never thought I’d see the day when a seven-hour flight would actually seem enticing. Yet with Tracy, everything in life, even the most mundane tasks, have acquired profound meaning. Coach never felt so intimate and dare I say, romantic. Collaborating on this guide will be effortless.
But enough about us for the moment (Ebullience is a rare feeling and one to be embraced in case you haven’t noticed). Let’s focus on the subject of this debut guide. Monaco is a magical enclave in the South of France, a place everyone should see at one point or another during the course of his or her lifetime. Topographically and culturally, it’s captivating, even awe- inspiring. Tracy has referred to it at as Continue reading