Entrance of the Biltmore House, the "little mountain escape" of George Washington Vanderbilt of Midland Beach, Staten Island. By the time we finished our tour, the sun was out.
A glimpse of the 8,000 acres designed by Staten Island's own, Frederick Law Olmsted. The original estate was about three times the size of Staten Island. Today it is larger than any SI neighborhood.
Mary Bullock, Helen Sigman, and Mary's sister, Susan Provanzano enjoy the bubbly ambiance of one of Asheville's many unique hangouts. Books from pricey first editions to "free-take one." Champagnes for every taste and snacks. Dogs welcome.