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Really, there's Tudor light and Tudor dark, Tudor 'twixt and Tudor 'tween, each conveniently available in Classic or Revival varieties.
These impressive photos (linked below) show us the richness, warmth and beauty of Tudor Revival, which in my opinion takes the best of Tudor and leaves the rest of Tudor behind. All are masterpieces of aesthetically breathtaking design with an unmatched Old World curb appeal and elegant, high-style interior charm.
Any one would do me fine. Which is why I admit that my eyes may wander now and then, irresistibly drawn to the shapely figures and fine features of other Tudor Revival beauties. That said, I'm going to try keeping my eyes carefully focused on all the upcoming Smart Home adventures. There is, after all, much to be admired about a sincere devotion to one's first Nashville love. http://www.frontdoor.com/photos/8-tudor-revival-h...
Talk about tasteful, even dramatic makeovers, these are truly inspiring transformations.
Set smack in the middle of South America, forget the sophistication and glamour of coastal cities like Rio de Janeiro. You will, however, find a diverse ethnic mix of Portuguese, African and Native Americans with an exotic blend of cultures old and new.
Like much of the country of Brazil, the climate is tropical; hot and humid most days with a long season of ample rains from September through May.
Lodging is also more modest than can be found in the metropolitan centers such as Rio de Janeiro or Brasilia, but for a most reasonable rate I think I'd find the five-star Hotel Gran Odara well suited to a stay of several days or longer.
This top-ranked hotel offers a rooftop pool, an excellent restaurant with locally derived and fusion-inspired dishes, spa services and a modern gym to comfort guests along with spacious and stylishly upscale rooms.
Whether it's for the natural beauty of the lush countryside that surrounds this former gold-mining center or as a host city for all the excitement of World Cup 2014, I have to say thanks to the folks at the Travel Channel blog for yet another travel adventure revealed.
No beans about it, literary types, read on for a basket full of fresh ideas.
So while it may not yet be tea-time, it does feel like the perfect day for a stop at my favorite French deli for a gourmet baguette sandwich and glass of wine. After all, with temps in the 80's lately, I've got to get out and enjoy the warm sunshine, clear desert air and snow-capped mountain scenery.
I'll do my best to send the pleasant weather to all points North, South and East.
Day after day, time takes a heavy toll. The questioning, the anxiety creeps in, leaving only unrequited silence -- and the constant beat of the telltale heart. Louder, louder still.
The dreams grow dimmer. The dreaded wait. Never ending. As entrancing as the sight of paint drying or grass growing, melons ripening or cheese aging.
So goes the story of the rise and fall of a Dream Home romance; a game that begins with the reading of tea leaves. Full of potential. From the boil of hot water and the infusion of the tea to the anticipation of a delicately balanced and richly flavored beverage. Then to the hints of despair, of distraction. The tea, left untended, cools and darkens, turning cold and bitter.
But drink up nonetheless, lads and lassies, for good things do not often come to those who simply sit and wait. The odds favor those who get up and seek out their dreams -- and who submitted their daily entries.
Besides, there's always next year! Dreams do come true. It could happen to you.