Weekly entertainment calendar
5 O'Clock Club: Don Weast Jazz Trio, 6:30-9:30 p.m. June 9, N28-W26658 Peterson Drive, Pewaukee. Ally's Bistro: Steve Mo's Irish Pub West: In Black n White, 10 p.m. June 5, Road Crew, 10 p.m. June 6, Nora Collins, 8 p.m. June 11, 10842 W. Blue ...
June 4, 2015
Grab a piste of Olympic action! Skiing down the slopes of champions in Russia ...
When I stopped at a piste-side café serving tankards of frothy lager while belting out Pink Floyd's 'The Wall' from enormous loudspeakers, I felt as if I could have been at one of Austria or Switzerland's snowiest small resorts. Better still, the ...
January 10, 2014
20 gift ideas for your boyfriend's stocking. (Getty) | Paul Bradbury via Getty ...
Coming up with Christmas gift ideas for boyfriends is tough, and stocking stuffers can definitely up the ante. Instead of finding just one perfect gift, you have to fill a whole stocking full of holiday surprises. Luckily, we have a few gift ideas for ...
December 8, 2013
Ready, steady, snow: get set for the new ski season
The chalet, sleeping 15, is surrounded by forest, but Megève is less than 10 minutes away. There's Unsurprisingly, it looks like the inside of a cuckoo clock, with springs as seat bases, cogs and clock faces as tables, pendulums swinging on the ...
October 2, 2013
The Swiss scene
Here, you can find some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world - the majestic snow-capped Alps, enchanting forests, sparkling lakes, rugged hiking trails and idyllic countryside - that invites visitors and residents to get outside, breath some ...
October 17, 2010
Imogen Stubbs finds her ski legs on La Plagne's novice-friendly slopes
Mind you, this is a girl who gets vertigo wearing stilettos. Her failure to warm Somehow we took a forest path to nowhere and had to trek back through deep snow, ending up on a red piste. Serena In fact, you eat so well, you start to worry they ...
October 25, 2009
Nothing quite beats the thrill of whizzing down the same pistes as the world’s greatest skiers. And when you realise that here in the Krasnava Polyana mountains there was no resort at all only seven years ago, it makes the experience even more arresting. There could be protests over Vladamir Putin’s anti-gay laws and there are fears of violence from neighbouring Islamist insurgents, but once all the medals have been handed out, intrepid skiers will find no shortage of challenges some 36 miles... The main skiing mountain is Rosa Khutor where all the Olympic downhill and snowboarding events will be held. Admittedly, the variety of pistes on which you can make this descent is fairly limited, ranging from a steep, thigh-burning black, to a series of long, intermediate-level runs. When I stopped at a piste-side café serving tankards of frothy lager while belting out Pink Floyd’s ‘The Wall’ from enormous loudspeakers, I felt as if I could have been at one of Austria or Switzerland’s snowiest small resorts. The cross country skiing will be held at this smaller resort, which also has some pretty impressive slopes for downhill – as might be expected.
As one of the wealthiest countries of the world, Switzerland sets high standards for quality of life. On this trip, we visited the rural town of Appenzell, in the eastern part of Switzerland, south of Lake Constance. Hill country at its best, the Appenzell Innerrhoden canton, or territorial district, is best known for its colorfully painted wooden buildings, the musical sounds of yodelers, dulcimers, giant-sized cowbells and alpenhorns, and the many dairy... From there, we headed southwest to the French speaking Alps region and Switzerland's largest body of water, the crescent-shaped Lake Geneva, known locally as Lac Leman. Once arriving at the airport, we validated our Swiss Passes at the airport's train station and were off with unlimited use of the Swiss public transport system - trains, postal buses, boats and aerial trams. Not surprisingly, each system, and it seems the country in general, runs with the precision timing for which the Swiss are so well known. Appenzell got its name - from Abbacella, or abbot's cell - when it was owned by the abbey at St. Gallen between the 10th to 15th centuries.
For more than 20 years I have travelled round the world with the actress Serena Gordon - as friends, and as travel writer and photographer respectively. And Serena has never been anything less than undauntable and undaunted. In fact, the thought of it brings on a panic attack with a large dose of hysteria, paranoia and vertigo thrown in. Mind you, this is a girl who gets vertigo wearing stilettos. Her failure to warm to skiing has not been for want of trying. I personally love skiing and have had a vested interest in wanting her to share the joy because we have kids the same age who love it, and she is usually great fun on a trip. Serena was slumped over her ski sticks in floods of tears looking like a new-born calf incapable of taking its first steps. Eets, 'ow you say, veree sad and also veree boreeng. The next time we tried skiing we each had a son and were in Val d'Isere in a blizzard. Somehow we took a forest path to nowhere and had to trek back through deep snow, ending up on a red piste. I took her skis and was skiing off.
River City Bird and Well Quartz Novelty Clock - German Chalet
This chalet style ... the River City Clocks Warranty Page for more information about the warranty. Blue bird moves back and forth. Man and woman swing back and forth on the pendulum swing. Accurate quartz movement. Made in the Black Forest of Germany
December 10, 2013
1-Day Black Forest House Cuckoo Clock in Natural Finish
Chalet style. 1-day rack strike movement. Wooden cuckoo, dial with roman numerals and hands. Individual handlaid wooden shingles. Moving wood chopper and dog at every full hour. Cuckoo calls and strikes every half and full hour. Shut-off lever on left side ...
September 7, 2010