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If you have a dedicated Media Room or Home Theater, go big or go home -- someone else's home, that is, who has a room-filling screen.
If not, and your TV shares the space with other design and function focal points or household activities, it's all in the proportions.
See suggestions above in Laurie's Blog Cabin Media Room post: http://blog.hgtvremodels.com/2014/03/10/blog-cabi...
So in the meantime, for the sake of SOME kind of news to peruse, try this: Flip or Flop? "HGTV will premiere a second 13-episode arc of the hugely popular Flip or Flop on Tuesday, April 8 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The series, which follows young flippers Tarek and Christina El Moussa as they turn houses for a profit, attracted more than 9 million viewers P25-54 and delivered double-digit ratings growth in its time slot during its 2013 freshman run. In the second season, there will be many more nail-biting purchases at auction and challenging renovations for HGTV’s newest breakout stars."
And, if that won't hold you over until April 15th's DH Winner's Special Reveal, if you happen to be passing through Taiwan on March 28-29, stop by the Grand Hy-Lai Hotel for a couple entertaining evenings of cunning culinary creations by master chef Martin Yan.
Chef Yan will "showcase his signatures dishes in an eight course menu created specially for this event. Guests can look forward to dishes like Tea Smoked Duck Breast, Seafood Soup served with Sizzling Rice and Pomegranate Sorbet, Chopped Lychee and edible flower for garnish."
I'm sure you won't want to miss it -- unless you have to stay around the house awhile to sign off on the Dream Home winner's disclosure documents, etc, etc. Just be sure you keep us informed about the highlights of either event via the blog. We promise not to tell anyone's hush-hush secrets.
I'm hoping Virginia will feel free to add any additional comments....
Translation: Long live the valley of the Loire and above all the picturesque village of Sancerre and the wine of the region.
Add in the history and majesty of the grand castles of the Loire such as Chinon, Blois, Angers, Amboise, Nantes, Saumur, Orléans and Tours and there are many wonderful memories of a lifetime to be made.
To go with the fine Loire Valley wines, don't forget to keep a baguette or two and a few favorite French cheeses on hand for those refreshing and relaxing afternoon picnics. You can work up quite an appetite touring all those castles.
This year I don't know if we'll be seeing flocks of wild geese, seagulls, piping plovers, whooping cranes, Nene (Hawaiian geese) or mallards, but I suspect if we don't hear something soon, it'll be more like a fine kettle of vultures circling overhead!
Thanks to The Travel Channel for showcasing these ultimate getaway locations both here at home and around the world. Whether it's simple pleasures or luxurious treasures, any season of the year is a good time to search out the next idyllic spot for some well-deserved rest and relaxation, outdoor adventures and soul-stirring vacations.
So, mega-mansion or hobbit habitat, castle fit for a king or villa just right for a queen, whether island paradise or urban drama, I'm ready to plan my escape!
What do you think? Everybody ready? Seatbelts fastened? GPS switched on? Feathers groomed and wings stretched for those long-distance wild goose chases? Beaks sharpened and eyes focused on the prize?
May the wind be always at your back, the skies clear and the location clues even clearer!