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 […]

Mangia Monday – Rome Pizza at Dar Poeta

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Rome’s Dar Poeta Pizzeria (Vicolo del Bologna, 45/46)  is somewhat of a legend with viewers of American travel TV but ask around Rome and most don’t know about this ristorante in the trendy Trastevere neighborhood of The Eternal City.  There were stories of mythic lines around the block for dinner, so this Italy foodie decided […]

Capri’s Villa Jovis

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Fixer upper: Expansive Italian villa with breathtaking, panoramic views, 1.7 acres, its own cistern and outdoor baths and plenty of wild goats to keep you company. As one who sets out to see every Roman archaeological site possible, I climb where ancient Romans tread…I climb…and climb…and climb some more, to the top of Capri’s Mount […]