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Thursday, October 11, 2018

TACONIC, A Kimpton Hotel, Manchester, Vermont

We loved staying at the TACONIC hotel in Manchester, Vermont. We were lucky to get the last room at a walk-in rate during Fall foliage season.

The hotel is a little over two years old, and is a big difference between the many historic B&B's in the area. If you are looking for first class accommodations and service, the Kimpton Taconic Hotel is for you.

They have an afternoon beer and wine social hour from 5 - 6 pm. We took our drinks outside and sat by the fire pit. It was a lovely evening.

The Copper Grouse tavern is located inside the hotel. Make sure you make a reservation in the busy season. We didn't, so we drove down the street to Season's restaurant and had a nice meal at the bar.

Located nearby is the Orvis Flagship Store.

A popular place for breakfast nearby is Up For Breakfast. Plan on a wait.

Across the street is cute shopping at Spring & Harbor.

Manchester has been known as a destination for outlet shopping, but that's changing, and you can find more locally owned stores around.

From their website:

A new jewel among Manchester VT hotels
Welcome to Kimpton Taconic Hotel, a Kimpton boutique hotel that brings to mind grand leisure inns of days past, while artfully bringing to life all your modern hospitality whims. Surrounded by mountains in this picturesque village, Kimpton Taconic offers couples, families and wedding parties a free-spirited take on a New England escape that’s both classic and highly curated to your preferences. Call it quintessential Vermont with a fresh twist.

"Best Of Vermont 2018"
- Yankee Magazine

"Best Hotels in Vermont, 2018"
- US News & World Report

Amenities + Services
- Morning coffee and organic tea service in the Living Room
- Nightly manager-hosted evening social hour from 5 p.m. – 6 p.m.
- On-site boutique featuring seasonal, handcrafted collections.
- Seasonal heated pool perfect for adults and children
- A yoga mat in every guest room and yoga mat roll-out service available upon request
- In-Room spa services for private, full-service day spa services
- 24-hour state-of-the-art fitness center
- “Forgot It? We Got It!” for forgotten essential travel items, available upon request
- IHG® Rewards Club members get complimentary high-speed WiFi throughout the hotel during every stay

- IHG® Rewards Club members receive a $30 spa credit at participating hotels

- The IHG® Rewards Club Elite welcome amenity is a $10 bar credit
- Pet-friendly accommodations free of weight and size restrictions and no additional fees

Nearby is the Weston Playhouse. We saw a great play, Two Trains Running, with NYC actors, including my friend Guiesseppe Jones.

Wednesday, October 03, 2018

How To Restore iPhone iOS deleted App ICONS from your iPhone

The most recent iPhone iOS update deleted Instagram, Messenger, and Twitter ICONS from my iPhone.

The Apps are still there. No icons.

You USED to be able to go into Mac OS iTunes to rearrange your iPhone icons, but Apple removed that feature.

Now you have to use an App called Apple Configurator 2, but that requires the most recent Mac OS, which isn’t compatible with my 2011 MacBook Air.

Apple broke this.

They need to fix it.

One way around this is to delete apps from your iPhone, power off, then power on the iPhone.

It took me three tries, but after I deleted enough apps, the missing icons came back.

Then I moved them back to my first page.