As a girl who grew up next to a lake until she was 12, I know just how incredible that fresh water sea breeze is, how small you feel when you're staring into the great unknown from a ferryboat. There's something innately special about a few days at the lake that just can't be explained or replicated.
When Elaine Kaufmann, owner of the upper east side Manhattan restaurant that bore her name, died three years ago, obituaries paid homage to a woman whose reputation as the maternal cosseter of two generations of writers made her place legendary. No one, however, ever said anything good about the food.
Seattle is renowned as the home of Kurt Cobain, the venti Frappuccino and depression-inducing drizzle (see: Cobain). But it's also home to the chillest cops in the nation, Eddie Bauer's iconic down jacket and a weird rivalry with Tacoma. Here are a couple of other Seattle secrets you may have never known.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's hyper-efficient capital doesn't immediately spring to mind when you think of exotic Asian destinations. But ...