In the northern hemisphere, July is a time when things get frivolous – you can get away with tiny swimsuits, lighthearted novels and live-for-the-moment romances. Travel-wise, sybaritic city breaks, carefree coastal adventures and al fresco feasting are the way to go. GO WITH THE FLOWWhen Harry Met Sally: ‘When you realise you want to spend a summer weekend somewhere, you want that weekend to last as long as possible’. Enter Stockholm, where the sun only sets for six hours in July. What will you do with all the extra daylight? Well, there are 30,000 islands in the capital’s archipelago to explore, fresh seafood to savour, endless schnapps to sink and a floating wine bar called ‘Mälarpaviljongen’ to adeptly mispronounce. This month also offers the best chance of halcyon days in the coastal towns of Cornwall, with languid lunching, harbourside crabbing and offshore surfing all on the holiday menu. Brace yourself: you might even need sunscreen. … [Read more...] about Travel calendar: where to go in July
There’s something delightfully disorienting about checking into Urban Cowboy. Maybe it’s because once you step out of your Uber, take in what appears to be a residential stretch of East Nashville, make your way up a brick walkway and nod at whatever tattooed character has kicked back on the wraparound porch that afternoon, you might feel like you’ve accidentally wandered up to a private home. However, once a friendly face emerges from an antique wooden bar and offers you a bourbon and a hand with your bags, you’ll know you have in fact landed at Nashville’s, if not all of Tennessee’s, best B&B. That friendly face may even belong to a man named Lyon who, along with his partner, Jersey, dreamed up Urban Cowboy. Lyon, who lived another life as a professional hockey player before swapping his helmet for a hotelier’s sensibility, knows a thing or two about reinvention. This will become evident as you wander the halls of the historic Queen … [Read more...] about Who needs a ranch when there’s Urban Cowboy Nashville?
March brings all sorts of madness to St. Paul, starting with LuckyPalooza on Saturday. The annual two-block street party on West Seventh Street is an early start to St. Patrick’s Day festivities and celebrates the state high school hockey tournament at the Xcel Energy Center. The traditional St. Patrick’s Day parade is March 16 in downtown St. Paul. LuckyPalooza will have live music, food, drinks, extreme sports exhibitions and mechanical bull rides that will remind some people of the 1980 John Travolta movie “Urban Cowboy.” Three party tents are set up at Burger Moe’s, Cossetta and Patrick McGovern’s. LuckyPalooza starts at 2 p.m. and goes until 11 p.m. on the street, later in the tents and moves inside until the bars close. The hockey games will be broadcast on a jumbotron outside Tom Reid’s. For more information, go to visitsaintpaul.com. … [Read more...] about LuckyPalooza street party celebrates boys hockey tourney, early St. Pat’s
The church occupies a corner of the shopping center, behind the Taco Express, squeezed between the karate dojo and the massage and tattoo parlors, a few doors down from the medical marijuana shop.“Lord God, we thank you for this place, this church,” the Rev. Brian Badger says at the start of the service. “We know it may be small, but Lord, we love filling it up.”And the fold-out chairs are filling up all right — 31 folks, leaving a dozen or so seats open. “Amen,” they say.Then the man up front in his cowboy hat and cowboy boots picks up his acoustic guitar. His wife in an old-timey dress takes her place at the keyboard.“We’re gonna have cowboy church,” Badger says. “That all right?” Lifestyle Photo tour: The Manitou Incline by railway Seth Boster “Yeehaw!” the congregation might respond at Colorado Springs’ two other cowboy churches, where people do dress like the leaders up front … [Read more...] about At Colorado Springs cowboy churches, old-fashioned fun and values
By Marcy de Luna Published 2:44 pm CST, Friday, November 16, 2018 Pabst Brewing Company, which owns brew named for the state of Texas, could end up on the losing end of dispute with MillerCoors. Lone Star Beer was even featured in the 1980 film Urban Cowboy starring John Travolta. (Photo by Paramount Pictures/Getty Images) less Pabst Brewing Company, which owns brew named for the state of Texas, could end up on the losing end of dispute with MillerCoors. Lone Star Beer was even featured in the 1980 film Urban Cowboy starring John ... more Photo: Paramount Pictures/Getty Images Photo: Paramount Pictures/Getty Images Image 1 of / 42 Caption Close Image 1 of 42 Pabst Brewing Company, which owns brew named for the state of Texas, could end up on the losing end of … [Read more...] about Battle of the brews: It may be last call for Lone Star