Last summer I checked into this dreamy Florence hotel overlooking the Arno River, a block from the Ponte Vecchio. To say it’s in the ideal location would be an understatement. It’s in the location. Portrait Firenze is the newest property in the Ferragamo family’s Lungarno Collection of stunning hotels.… Read More
Italy is on my mind this month as I prepare for my trip to Florence. So I was happy when an episode from Ashley and Jason Bartner’s cooking classes from Italy arrived in my inbox. They’re another ex-pat couple with an enviable life (catching a… Read More
I apologize for any blemishes you might see over the next few days. CultureFix is getting a makeover! It’s been six years (eek!) so it was time. I’ll also be introducing some new columns and a new logo. Very excited for the new me. Stay tuned!
I’m putting The Goldfinch at the top of my wishful summer reading list. Its author, Donna Tart, just won the 2014 Pulitzer for Fiction for it and I’ve been hearing raves. I’m wishful because still reading Lean In and its been almost year since I’ve finished… Read More
Now that I’ve been back in Richmond, Virginia for a year, I’m reacquainted with this city of rich contrasts. It’s full of tradition and classic American architecture mixed with a thriving grassroots arts scene and the #1 public art school in the country. It’s a… Read More
Okay, sure, there was some shopping, too. And eating. And celeb-sighting, as it turns out. (Octomom of all people! And man, does she look cra-zy in person!) But to truly appreciate Palm Springs you have to get out into the desert backcountry and get a… Read More
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