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February 2014 Archives

It's sort of a strange idea - selling only gourmet olive oils, balsamic vinegars, sea salts, and accessories - but for the Saratoga Olive Oil Co., it's proven genius over and over. 
Though their flagship store, set in the heart of downtown Saratoga Springs, only opened in 2011, the Braidwood family has already expanded their business to Burlington VT, and just this month opened a new storefront in Lake Placid, NY.

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The Winter Olympics are beginning in Sochi, Russia. No doubt exciting, but we can't help but argue that Lake Placid in the Adirondacks was a much better host to the winter games... for all kinds of reasons, starting with the list below. 

1. Lake Placid hotels offer modern amenities... like water.
Sochi hotel nightmares are popping up all over Twitter as visitors are greeted with unfinished hotels and rooms without running water, doorknobs, lightbulbs, heat, electricity, shower curtains, locks and other similar luxuries. Taking a look at Lake Placid hotels, on the other hand, from indoor swimming pools, spas and hot tubs to heated outdoor pools, Lake Placid is a luxurious destination!

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2. If it's brown, you can flush it down... including your toilet paper.
Signs in Sochi require visitors to throw their used toilet paper into a wastebasket instead of flushing it down. That has to smell good.

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