Tag Archives: hospitality

Pacific Northwest: Bainbridge Island & Port Townsend

We ferry across Puget Sound to Bainbridge Island, home of Lone Pine Farm & Studio and a long-awaited and highly touted Pino’s pizza from Via Rosa — both worth the wait. Art on the Farm Our island adventure begins at … Continue reading

Posted in Art and Culture, Blues Festival, Farm-to-Table, Festivals, Food and Wine, Music, Travel, West Coast | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Home Away

As business travelers, we’re no longer tourists. Creating a small network of places where we can do business and feel at home is the ultimate. And anyone can do it. Responsive. We begin at Villa San Michele, a charming hotel … Continue reading

Posted in Italian Travel, Off-the-beaten-track, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Tuscan Wines Shine

Among my favorite Italian expressions is, “Anni e bicchieri di vino no si contano mai,” or “Years and glasses of wine should never be counted.” Here at Enoteca Athena in Brunswick, I am eager to begin a relaxed, uncounted evening … Continue reading

Posted in East Coast Travel, Farm-to-Table, Food and Wine, Italian Travel, Maine, Maine Travel, New England Travel, Off-the-beaten-track | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Rockland: Tidal Treasure

Ah, Rockland — gritty tidal treasure on Penobscot Bay with the soul of a working waterfront and salty hipster vibe. This small seafaring gem proves that art has the power to inspire and restore, with a vibrant museum and gallery scene, award-winning restaurants, upscale … Continue reading

Posted in Art and Culture, Blues Festival, East Coast Travel, Farm-to-Table, Festivals, Food and Wine, Lobster, Magic, Maine, Maine Travel, Montreal, New England Travel, Off-the-beaten-track, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Royal Pop-Up at Tempo Dulu

Lucky me – I’m invited to an eight-course Royal Thai dinner designed and prepared by Chef Goy Siwaporn, left, who hides a prodigious talent in her tiny frame. Best of all, the sparkling eight-course dinner is held at The Danforth … Continue reading

Posted in East Coast Travel, Food and Wine, Holiday Travel, Lobster, Magic, Maine, Maine Travel, New England Travel, Off-the-beaten-track, The Other Portland, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

“P” is for Paris

Peonies Pompidou  Pâtisserie Petits bibelots Pique–nique Pouting a la moue Ponctualité Protest Pont des Arts @$#%& Prix Fixe Pernod Picasso Petite Jolie Paul For Vanessa, my friend and mentor since 1968. With love and respect forever, xo

Posted in Art and Culture, Food and Wine, French Travel, International, Paris, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Montreal Jazz: Biggest and Best

World-Class Rendezvous Lucky me: I’m heading for the 36th edition of the world’s largest jazz festival, the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal. Celebrating a passion for music for over three decades, North America’s French-speaking metropolis annually welcomes fans to … Continue reading

Posted in Art and Culture, Canada, Festivals, Food and Wine, International, Jazz Festival, Montreal, Music, Quebec, Sustainable Travel, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment