Santa Fe Summer

Santa Fe is one of my favorite destinations, but we don’t always take time to explore the surrounding terrain and all it has to offer. Summertime is perfect for getting off the beaten path and venturing outside New Mexico’s famous city, especially if you are looking for places less crowded this year. If you fly…

Wailea Wonders

Story By Cindy Burch Photos Courtesty of Hotel Wailea You might think a getaway to Hawaii seems impossible right now, but flights have never been so cheap, as long as you can maneuver through the State of Hawaii’s Safe Travels application and make sure you arrive with a negative COVID test. If you are up…

FOR THE LOVE OF DOG…

STORY BY CINDY BURCH   In 1998 we were living in a small rent house on Grand Avenue in Waxahachie when my husband Andrew saw a small Rottweiler puppy dodging traffic on our street .He swooped her up and brought her back to the Doves Nest, where I immediately took her in my arms. We…

 SEASON OF HOPE 

Well, what a year. We all had milestones, events and things we were looking forward to in 2020. This was supposed to be the year I celebrated my 60th birthday in Tuscany; the year we finally built a house on the farm; the biggest year ever in our catering business. Instead, we are a part…

Sailing Through Croatia

By Cindy Burch, Owner of the Doves Nest If you are feeling brave and adventurous, there are finally some European travel options opening up this summer. Although the Department of State still advises US citizens to not travel abroad due to the global impact of COVID-19, Croatia has opened its borders to include American tourists.…

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A Season of Support

Spring 2020 was looking like one of the best seasons ever. Our catering calendar was full with rehearsal dinners, weddings, corporate fundraisers and numerous ladies luncheons. Acres of tulips were blooming at Poston Gardens and thousands of tourists were about to flood into Waxahachie to pick flowers, meet friends for lunch and shop our store…

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Celebrate in the Big Apple

My husband and I have traveled many places around the world with my in-laws, from scuba diving the Turks and Caicos Islands to shopping for antique carpets in Istanbul and yet my mother-in-law has lived more than 75 years without ever visiting New York City. To celebrate her birthday I thought it was high time…

Baja Bliss

If you are looking for a quick weekend getaway, Los Cabos is an easy 3 hour flight and full of adventure and delicious Baja cuisine. We enjoy staying at the beautiful Chileno Bay. Owned by Auberge Resorts the desert oasis is sleek and modern, blending right into the arid landscape. Sitting on the only swimmable…

Holiday Travel Tips

Holiday Travel Tips

Most people think it is only the fearless and brave who travel by plane over the holidays, while the rest of us stay home snuggled in a chair by the fire drinking pumpkin spiced lattes. Truth be told, I really don’t mind traveling during the holidays if you know how to plan it right. Whether…

Planning a Perfect Honeymoon

Planning a Perfect Honeymoon

A honeymoon is a special time and should be a memorable experience. However, planning for a honeymoon can be a daunting task with everything else swirling around in the life of a soon to be bride and groom. There are so many options to consider, from worldly destinations to realistic budgets. Every couple is different.…