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So far Alex Ramsey has created 29 blog entries.

Staying at Capella in Ixtapa

By | 2017-09-25T03:27:51+00:00 January 11th, 2010|Hotels & Resorts, The Traveling Pooka|

Pooka decided it was too cold to breathe. I mean, even the fish in the Florida Keys are freezing, literally, to death. Jumped on a non-stop flight Saturday morning and a few hours later Pooka is staring at glittering seas, reclined upon a white couch with lemon yellow pillows, one toe in a brilliantly blue-tiled [...]

Auberge du Soleil, Artichoke Soup, and Beehive Cake in Wine Country

By | 2017-09-25T03:27:51+00:00 November 12th, 2009|Food and Drink, Hotels & Resorts|

 A three-day long birthday celebration in Sonoma required a week of recuperation. Well, maybe longer, since the party was early in September, and it's now November. Most of the time, we enjoyed meals prepared by our hosts at their gorgeous home overlooking the Sonoma Valley in California. Sitting on the top of a small mountain, [...]

Treasure Beach – Montego Bay

By | 2017-09-25T03:27:51+00:00 February 11th, 2009|The Traveling Pooka|

Sometimes you are just so tired of the hustle and bustle, so sick of the words economic crises, you can't even think straight. That's when you REALLY need a plane ticket the heck out of Dodge and you might be willing to rent out the cat, sell the Jaguar, or throw your house keys in [...]

Peaches for Dinner: A Vail Treat

By | 2017-09-25T03:27:51+00:00 September 7th, 2008|Food and Drink|

I've never considered a dinner of peaches until my friends and I went to the Vail Farmer's Market over Labor Day weekend and carried a basket of beautiful orbs back home. To celebrate the unofficial end of summer, I was invited by friends who own a wonderful house overlooking the golf course in East Vail. We [...]

The Perfect “Big Night” in Boston

By | 2017-09-25T03:27:51+00:00 May 5th, 2008|Food and Drink|

Oh, oh, I found it! Or better said, it found me. The absolutely perfect romantic Italian restaurant in Boston. No gimmicks. No joke. There I was in Boston, a foreign and fascinating city to a Southerner like me, attending a conference, when who - to my surprise - should be sitting in the lobby waiting [...]

Pooka’s Favorite Scottsdale Haunt: The Royal Palms

By | 2017-09-25T03:27:51+00:00 February 21st, 2008|Hotels & Resorts|

Especially now, when everyone is weary beyond reason with "winter," Pooka says it is a good time to stop off in Scottsdale. One of the best things about Phoenix, of the exotic name, is Scottsdale, which sounds so preppy and isn't. It is unusual, though, squat in the desert surrounded by segura cactus and dusty [...]

Hittin’ On the Ritz in Dallas

By | 2017-09-25T03:27:51+00:00 December 11th, 2007|Hotels & Resorts|

Even on a Tuesday night in December, the New Dallas Ritz Carlton is a hopping with more sensuous sexuality than a rabbit's burrow. This means, the Beautiful People are out in droves to see, be seen, and ... find a date. No one is exactly sure the place looks like yet. You can hardly see [...]

The Traveling Pooka Returns

By | 2017-09-25T03:27:51+00:00 November 4th, 2007|Food and Drink, The Traveling Pooka|

Pookas rarely stay in one place for long, so it was no suprise, when Pooka mysteriously disappeared some 20 years ago from his frequent guest appearances in my Dallas Morning News column, only to return tonight ready to roll once again with his pics and pans in the travel industry. He insisted I open this [...]