Destinations / Escapes / New Hampshire / Postcards / Sweet Dreams / United States

Postcard from New Hampshire: Inn at Thorn Hill

Where: Inn at Thorn Hill, located in Jackson in New Hampshire’s Mount Washington Valley. The inn is situated on a hillside, with mountain views, but is just steps from Jackson Village, with its handful of shops and restaurants. What: Two-night getaway package booked through TravelZoo and including lodging, breakfasts, afternoon tea with sweets, one three-course … Continue reading

Destinations / Europe / Postcards / Sustenance & Cheer

Postcard from Vienna: Gaststrube Pürstner

Where: Gaststrube Pürstner, Vienna; operated by the Purstner family for three generations. Menu: Traditional, prices from 7.20-23 Euros (most in the 14-16 E range) Dish: Spinatnockerl (Spinach spätzle with ham and blue cheese), came with a side salad for 7.80 Euros. Portion was huge. Why: I asked the concierge at the Palais Hansen Kempinski for … Continue reading

Postcard from Edinburgh: Forsyth’s Tea Room
Destinations / Europe / Postcards / Scotland

Postcard from Edinburgh: Forsyth’s Tea Room

While gadding about Great Britain by rail (especially easy with a BritRail pass), I stumbled into this delightful tea room, while exploring Chalmers Close, one of the many inviting alleys that radiate off the Royal Mile. The entire shop looked like a Hollywood set, and Christine, the proprietor, was right out of central casting. I … Continue reading