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Letters | October 2010

An Affair to Remember

Thank you so much for Simon Doonan’s beautifully written article on Capri, Italy. I began visiting the island in my twenties and fell in love with the glamour, fashion, and relaxed lifestyle. As a patient liaison in the hospice field, I often need downtime. I try to get to Capri once a year, but for the times I can’t, I just close my eyes and picture the sea, the fabulous food, and the atmosphere that can only be described as “decadent.” —Dana Vigilante, Nutley, N.J.

Chew on This

What a delicious Food and Travel issue you served up in July! I can’t remember the last time I spent an afternoon devouring an entire magazine—articles, ads, all of it. The only missing pieces were some palate-tickling recipes. Thank you for the tastes and great writing. Carry on! —Diane M. Williams, Bellevue, Wash.

Memory Lane

As a new subscriber, I eagerly opened your August issue expecting to read about marvelous summer getaways. Instead, what consumed me was Peter Jon Lindberg’s elegiac ode to the London of his youth. I, too, spent my 20th year there; I even worked briefly in a Soho pub. Like Lindberg’s, my London was gritty but real, suffering through the blighted 70’s. Unlike him, I never returned, but who knows? I’m still in touch with my film-school chums—maybe it’s finally time to revisit the old Crown & Anchor, in Covent Garden (or the wine bar that’s likely replaced it). Thanks for the wonderful essay. —Mary Ryan, Seattle, Wash.

New York, I Love You

How could you label New Yorkers as the least friendly in your online feature “America’s Best Cities for Singles”? I’m a lifetime New Yorker and proud to say we’re very friendly. Don’t mistake outspokenness for unfriendliness. —Deborah Messer, New York, N.Y.

Editor’s Note: Rankings in our annual America’s Favorite Cities survey were determined by voters at TravelandLeisure.com. We encourage you to vote online next spring and tip the scales in New York’s favor!

Picture Perfect

Your August cover brought back warm memories of what is perhaps my family’s favorite hotel, the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai. I wish I’d known you were planning to use the scene—I took this shot recently (my daughter is posing in the background). Aloha and mahalo! —David Feinbloom, Bloomfield Hills, Mich.

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