In my many walks around London this spring and summer, I have come across a forgotten part of this city. Its disused cemeteries. These cemeteries were used from medieval times and up to the 18th century, when they became overflown and the administration ordered them closed and others built outside of the central part of town. Cemeteries pushed outside of Central London aside, the reality … Continue reading Avenues of Bones.
There is a lot of hype around Florence and its cultural treasures. Rightfully so, as the city was the home of the Renaissance and of all its creative minds and they have left a living treasure behind. For this reason, every morning is a cultural rush around the streets of Florence and an attempt to grab a spot at the front of the queues that … Continue reading “Going To See The David.”
I am certain mankind has invented gelato to cope with summer and with heat. Nowhere is this more apparent than Italy, where gelato is not just the ingredient that cools you down and prevents you from a heat stroke; it is also a way of life. Lunch at La Menagere done half an hour ago; feeling like a dessert? Sounds like the right time for … Continue reading Gelato, Gelato, Gelato.
I have already written about La Menagere in the post that now lives on Vocal Media. It is nevertheless a sort of a timeless place, one that perhaps is at its best during the summer. It feels like it is during the summer that the doors of this restaurant remain fully open throughout the day. You can see inside it as you walk down the … Continue reading La Menagere, Firenze.
On a recent Friday afternoon, with a little time to spare, I visited the London Film Museum. I was incentivised by “Bond in Motion”, their exhibition of cars that had featured in James Bond films. Am I glad I went, because the exhibition proved itself to be a great display of four-wheel vehicles that had graced the film franchise since the 1960s. It is difficult … Continue reading If You Like Cars, visit “Bond in Motion.”
A stroll on Perry Street; a visit to the Whitney; a visit to the New Museum; a visit maybe to the MoMA, because why not; coffee at Sweetleaf; dinner at Salt & Charcoal, because I have to have that sushi again; dinner at the Hakkasan, because I have to bust out my best outfits when I am in New York. An ice-skating session in Bryant … Continue reading New York: Working Up An Appetite.
Shenandoah Park was a treat not just because I got to see a beautiful park and its colours at the start of autumn. It was a treat because I got to spend a day in the company of a dear friend, who has been living in the States for more than a decade. She and I spent the morning driving from Manassas to the park, … Continue reading Shenandoah Park.