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July 12, 2017

The Renwick Hotel, New York City

Sometimes buildings on the city streets of Manhattan look small, unadorned, and just one more brown building among thousands. However, The Renwick Hotel, located on 40th St between Park and Lexington, and south of Grand Central Terminal and the Chrysler Building, is absolutely charming. As the Uber driver approached the front entrance of the busy street, we were instantly intrigued and excited to explore.

April 16, 2017

Just Enough, Just in Time (Finley Part 2)

I’ve had so many thoughts and conversations since that day on the Finley River, some 40 years ago. If you haven’t read the story yet, click here. In the moment we realized we were okay, relief followed fear and peace followed panic. In the hours and days that followed, I was thankful to be alive and unharmed. It took some time to process and draw conclusions about that experience. It’s not a story that follows, but rather groupings of thought.

March 10, 2017

Finley River

It was the summer of 1975 and my best friend Vickie and I had just turned 16. Vickie invited me to come to Lindenlure, a popular swimming area on the Finley River situated between Ozark, Sparta and Rogersville, Missouri. Vickie’s mom, Nora, drove us along with Vickie’s sister Elaine, to the river just 20 minutes from our hometown of Springfield. Lindenlure Lake dams up the Finley River but then pours over the edge with varying flow volume depending on current water levels, creating a cascading 8-ft waterfall from river’s edge to river’s edge. From the waterfall, the river flows below the Highway 125 bridge and continues downstream beside several hundred feet of some of the best “beach” a river can tout.

Feb. 6, 2017

V/S & Vibrant Space Consulting

We tirelessly pursue finding the best in Space and Taste from boutique hotels to large hotel brands and their restaurants. Having created hospitality businesses from scratch, has given us a depth of understanding of both the industry and the level of excellence businesses must attain to compete. This is Vibrant Space Consulting.

Jan. 10, 2017

Loaded For Bear

“Loaded for Bear” is a loaded phrase. I used it in my 1/1/17 blog post “The Vision I can’t Unsee.” It needs a bit of unpacking. While I’ve never encountered a bear up close and certainly don’t want to, I have had many outdoor experiences where the potential was present.

Jan. 2, 2017

The Vision I Can't Unsee

If you’ve read Meredith’s 13-part Journey, you’ve no doubt picked up on some of our life adventures. However, it’s imperative I write about the journey from my perspective as well. But, where to start? Present moment? Okay. It’s 12/30/16 as I’m writing this, and now 1/1/17 as I’m posting. I’m "loaded for BEAR!"

Nov. 14, 2016

Tuscan Hill Taste

For our first story, we are proud to share a sampling of Tastes that have "grazed" our Tuscan Hill events.

Nov. 10, 2016

Tuscan Hill Space

We want to share OUR space -- Tuscan Hill Event Venue