Meadow Brook Hall, Detroit's Period Romance

When I first rode up the cobbled, gas-lit drive to Meadow Brook Hall in Rochester Hills, Michigan, outside Detroit, I felt I'd been transported back to Regency England. Looking for an intimate interlude amid the bustle of contemporary life? Tour the Meadow Brook Hall and grounds. Refuel your inner romantic with vintage Tudor splendor. And be on the lookout for a special treat hidden in the woods. Most of us can't afford a palatial home like this. But there are Tudor design elements we can add: plants, Persian rugs, gilt mirrors, satin curtains in deep reds and blues. These are available inexpensively and give a home a sense of luxurious Regency England.  Meadow Brook Hall, Detroit's Period Romance

Cheap, Creative Valentine Gifts for Women: Mom, Wife, Girlfriend

Does Valentine's Day or Mother's Day find you wondering what gifts women like most? You're in good company. Many guys find It is easier to grab the usual bouquet of flowers or box of chocolates than to shop around and find that special gift for mom, sweetheart, girlfriend or wife. This year, you won't need to rack your brain thinking of that perfect Valentine present. The secret to selecting perfect gifts for a woman is to know her interests. What does she like? What does she read, collect or watch on TV? Here is a shopping guide for Mother's Day gifts that fits any budget. Some gift suggestions cost nothing more than a little time and creativity.  Inexpensive, Creative Gifts for Mom on Valentine's Day or Mother's Day