Guerlain Is Another Example of a Successful Family Business Lasting 150+ Years Before Being Sold

If Creed is the king of French perfume houses, Geurlain is the Queen.  It is one of the oldest perfume companies in the world, and for 166 years between 1828 and 1994, the business was in the hands of the Guerlain family.   In Walt Disney World’s Epcot French pavilion, I visited the Guerlain store, which…

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The Disney Tonga Toast at the Polynesian Resort’s Kona Cafe Made Me Realize I Need to Learn Several Fruit Confit Recipes

Several people had told me about the supposedly legendary Disney Tonga Toast at the Kona Cafe in the Polynesian Resort at Walt Disney World.  It is like a loaf of French toast, stuffed with bananas, sugar, and cinnamon, then accented with maple syrup and a strawberry confit.  Trying it, I will say it was delicious,…

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I Am in Orlando, Florida for the 2012 Annual Walt Disney World Vacation

From September 2nd through September 9th, I will be attending my family and friends’ annual Walt Disney World vacation in Orlando, Florida.  This time around, our group included eleven people and we all stayed at the Animal Kingdom Deluxe Resort and Villa.  Personally, I prefer The Grand Floridian of all the on-site properties because of the transportation access…

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Behind the Scenes Hammond’s Candies Factory Tour in Denver

Later today, my grandmother is meeting up with her nephew (his grandmother was my great-grandmother), but before that happens, we are scheduled for the Hammond’s Candies Factory tour in Denver.  Hammond’s is one of the biggest old-fashioned hard candy manufacturers on the planet.  Personally, I’m not really much of a hard candy guy – I’d…

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