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Up and Away: Treehouse Beds

upper bunk

At Woonbeurs 2013, I absolutely loved this children’s room which was in a display home set up by Dutch magazine 101 Woonideeen.  Let’s look at the details which really make this styling worth stealing. The bunk bed is set up like a little treehouse.  With it’s weathered wood finish, it […]

Discovering RSC Costumes: In Stitches

lady anne costume

The RSC costume exhibit In Stitches is on display during the 2013/2014 season at Stratford-Upon-Avon.  In addition, during the showing of Richard II at the Barbican, some of the costumes in the exhibits were brought to London.  I can honestly say I had not given much thought to how much […]

Darling Dar Leone

dar leone baskets

Dar Leone is a London-based retailer with the strapline ‘global traveller style for the home’.  So, of course, I was immediately drawn to it becaue it ticks two of my favourite passions – home and travel.  It was set up by a fellow American lawyer who is also a Sierra […]

Noguchi and Not Exactly Belonging

red cube

I’ve always loved the work of Japanese-American sculptor, designer and landscape architect (1904-1988), Isamu Noguchi.  You are probably familiar with his most famous work, the Noguchi coffee table or the countless reproductions (thanks Ikea!) of his Akari light sculptures. He created a coffee table for the president of the Museum […]

Crossing into History


We spent Christmas Day doing something completely different.  We went to the 61st annual re-enactment of George Washington’s historical crossing of the Delaware River on Christmas night in December 1776.  The area is now designated as Washington Crossing Historic Park. As every American school child knows, George Washington and his […]

Art and Ice

ice taxi

Have you heard of the Harbin International Snow & Ice Festival that started a couple of days ago in China?  Every year, Chinese artists carve sculptures from ice blocks taken from the nearby Songhua River to decorate a massive 100 acre site. Harbin is located in Northeast China, near Siberia, […]

Your Dream Cruise

life of pi

What would your dream cruise be?  Cruises are no longer the realm of oldies and endless games of shuffleboard.  Cruise liners are now focusing on a younger, hipper crowd as well as families. In any event, I’m thinking my dream cruise would not involve Barbie and a week of sugary […]

Resolving to Travel

world travel

My New Year’s resolutions tend to fall by the wayside quickly.  Usually by January 2nd.  So, can a resolution be something you are going to do anyway? We travel a lot and it’s fun trying to narrow down the options of where we want to go.  So, I’m resolving to […]


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