Goldfinger Changing the Face of London Architecture

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As much as Frank Lloyd Wright changed the face of American architecture, the same can be said of Ernö Goldfinger to London architecture.  The Hungarian born architect and furniture designer introduced the modernist movement to western Europe, specifically London, on a grand scale from the moment of his arrival in the 1930s.  Goldfinger met and […]

Lawrence Alma-Tadema: At Home in Antiquity

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Some folks travel for scenery, others for beaches, some for food and still others for art.  I was brought to tears at an extensive Monet exhibit and the new Lawrence Alma-Tadema London exhibit just might leave me breathless.  The work of Victorian artist Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1836-1912) is on display through October at the home of […]

Sorrento Souvenir Shopping

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Everyone wants to take a souvenir chachke home from a vacation in Italy.  But what do you buy when you’re surrounded by cheap plastic key chains made in China and overpriced leather goods made in a big factory?  Sorrento souvenir shopping is full of both and hunting out the bargains takes some sleuthing. At Wanderlust […]

A Rooftop Circus with a View

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Rooftop eateries in Rome are on every street corner but Circus Rooftop Restaurant in Rome’s historic center is the foodie find with a view to die for!  The Eternal City presents you with a legendary foodie travel adventure of mythic proportions.  Yet, venturing home to your favorite Roman eatery is almost like going to Nonna’s […]

Torino Eataly

Eataly Torino – A Decade of Success

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Anyone who understands Italian culture knows they are passionate, arduous, pazzo people when it comes to food and sex! Both are enjoyed with gusto.  So it made perfect sense for a food emporium like Eataly to open its first destination store in Torino a decade ago. When my friend Maurizio suggested we visit Eataly in […]