It’s time for another Stylish Traveler interview – and I’m excited. To celebrate #FollowFriday, I’ll be posting occasional Friday Q&A’s with bloggers, artists, interior designers or other creative types. This time, I’m interviewing gallery owner Gillian Bryce of Gillian Bryce Fine Art. My friend Kellie and I met Gillian a few years back in Atlanta. Immediately, we knew she was… Read More
Welcome to my new Stylish Traveler series. (In honor of #FollowFriday, I’ll be posting occasional Friday Q&A’s with bloggers, artists, interior designers or other creative types. ) This week, say “Hello” to food writer and travel blogger Fiona Ryan. Fiona won a 2014 Food Writing award from Food Bloggers Australia, regularly speaks on her favorite… Read More
The shop’s colorful facade got my attention as we drove past, and despite a tight schedule I managed to persuade my husband to turn the car around, drop me across the street and set up a meeting time for later in the day. It was the right thing to do! Villa Maroc is bright, colorful and… Read More
Several years ago I had the opportunity to travel through Crimea, the exact region in Ukraine that, as of today, has been taken over by Russian troops. I was leading economic development workshops on building a sustainable tourism industry in underdeveloped Tatar communities.
This is one of my favorite photos – I just wish I’d been shooting at a higher resolution at the time. This is a kitchen shot of the chef and his assistants at Otel Variete in Florence, Italy. The only thing it really foreshadowed was a fantastic dinner of regional Italian food, in large quantities…and… Read More
I’m so excited to celebrate Frank Lloyd Wright’s birthday this evening at a once-in-a-lifetime event at his amazing masterpiece, Fallingwater. We’re packing up now after two great days at the Bedford Springs Resort nestled in the foothills of the Allegheny Mountains. (Don’t worry, more about this vintage American resort in a future Hotel Love post.)…. Read More
Travel can jolt you out of the mundane. Inspire you. As a travel blogger and pattern designer, I wander the globe, looking at things in a specific way, hoping to create something new from the colors and shapes I see or the emotions I feel as I’m exposed to different light. My ancestors were travelers, too. … Read More
He stopped loving her today… They placed a wreath upon his door… So sad to hear that my faithful traveling companion (unbeknownst to him of course) died yesterday. But it seems fitting that I should be on a road trip. My sister and I listened to many George Jones songs on our famous “Driving and… Read More
You can’t always read a smile. In this picture, I’m smiling – but why? Well, the truth is, in this photo, I’ve been caught in the act… I was lucky enough to be a guest, a few years ago, at a reception in the Accademia di Belle Arti in Florence, Italy. (If you know your… Read More
With the help of a stranger, my husband and I once confiscated keys, commandeered a tour bus and managed to find our way back to the remote French country house where we had been staying. It was one of those adventures that makes for a good story, after the fact. Now it’s amusing, but in… Read More
He picked me up near the Giardini on a damp, gray day in Venice. I’d been enjoying the artwork at La Biennale without the crowds, as it was the end of the season and starting to get cold. The rain had sent a handful of visitors scurrying back to their pensiones, but I’d waited it… Read More
I just spent some time in Atlanta, Georgia again this weekend. This time it was for the awesome Scott’s Antiques Market that happens monthly at a convention-type facility just south of the city. A few truths I can tell you about Atlanta: 1) there will undoubtedly be awful traffic; 2) the Atlanta airport is top… Read More
Traveling is about experiences, about being removed from your routine, forced to think differently. I love being somewhere I can’t speak the language, feeling foreign and uncomfortable, knowing I can’t even ask for a loaf of bread in the normal way. And many times, the experience comes in the form of a larger-than-life character you… Read More
Okay, so I don’t do this kind of dressing up for my team – but if I knew I would look this rock-and-roll, I’d do it! Nice style, Super Fans!