Some of the most beautiful memories we have are all the more magical because of smell. It is the only one of the five senses that is fully developed at birth, so even newborns are sensitive to smell.
As a child, I remember visiting the Giacomin bakery in my neighborhood every day after swim class, enticed by all the aromas of their pastries and breads. In the summer, the smell of hot, buttered popcorn at the movies always meant we were in for a treat. During the holidays, the Christmas trees in our living room (and later, the smells of sausages and chestnuts roasting around Central Park) always marked the beginning of the season. Even while travelling, the clean scents of the Hotel Costes in Paris and the warm smells of the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles are unforgettable parts of our trips.
Have you ever wanted to just leave the city?
You’re sick and tired of it all and can’t do another conference call. So you drive, drive, drive. All of a sudden, there are no more billboards. No more big box stores. No more fast food joints.
Our story begins with Catherine the Great of Russia. In 1788, she was at the height of her power and prestige, having come to power 26 years earlier by deposing her husband in a coup. The formerly impoverished German princess was now the absolute ruler of the largest empire in the world, and she followed up one stunning achievement with another: Expanded Russia into the Black Sea and Crimea. Made Russia a major European power. Annexed Alaska. Reformed the government. Ushered in the Enlightenment. Check, check, check.
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