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Sneak Peek: At Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey, Luxury Accommodations Match Bordeaux’s Best Vintages

For centuries, the golden-hued Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey has presided over a crop of hilltop vineyards that produce some of the most highly prized Sauternes in Bordeaux. And to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the house, the estate is being reborn as a sumptuous boutique hotel that mixes modernity and history, care of French luxury lifestyle brand Maison Lalique. 526 more words

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Eisteddfod worth making a big noise about

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KATHERINE Downham is kicking off the start of the JCU Cairns Eisteddfod the only way she knows how \u2014 with lots and lots of music. 4,154 more words

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Once I heard another adoptive parent say “by the end of the process, you will be an adoption expert.” They were absolutely right! There is no one way to experience the process. 260 more words

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An Exclusive First Look at Virginia’s New Clifton Hotel

From the front lawn of the Clifton, nothing looks particularly new. The colonial-style Virginia manor house—which dates back to 1799, when Thomas Jefferson’s daughter Martha and her husband, Thomas Mann Randolph Jr., constructed it—appears an unmoving force of Federal-era charm in the rolling Charlottesville countryside. 386 more words

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Sneak Peek: Heckfield Place Revives English Country Elegance

With its neat red-brick facade and sweeping, immaculately manicured grounds peppered by gravel drives and meandering walking paths, Heckfield Place in England’s Hampshire region appears as if it is frozen in time. 377 more words

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Linthwaite House Brings Luxury to the Lake District

England’s Lake District has long stoked the romantic imagination—enchanting writers from William Wordsworth to Beatrix Potter with its craggy green hills, glimmering spits of water, and expansive, moody skies. 327 more words

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Dear Adoption, You Disassembled My Life Unnecessarily

Dear Adoption, You Disassembled My Life Unnecessarily

I grew up in an open adoption. My birth mom went to church with my adoptive parents. Christa was 17 when she got pregnant with me and her parents would not let her live in their home and raise me. 566 more words

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