Our interest in ceramics has led us to collect, not only North Carolina pottery, but also ceramics worldwide that have influenced the North Carolina tradition—works, for example, from England, Japan, China, Vietnam, Africa and Australia. One of the best…Continue Reading
Since we discovered Cartagena, Colombia several years ago, we’ve been enthusiastically sharing information about this charming colonial port on Colombia’s Caribbean coast.
The Spanish fort overlooking the walled…Continue Reading
Call us sentimentalists, but we loved Woody Allen’s latest movie, Midnight In Paris. The cinematography by Darius Khonndji was a celebration of the City of Light and highlighted landmarks like the Pont Alexandre III, Tuileries Gardens, the Eglise St. Entienne and more. There’s nothing to dislike about the soundtrack, which included classics by Cole Porter…Continue Reading
Iceland’s recent volcanic eruptions have attracted lots of attention—and, contrary to what you might expect, have increased visits by North Americans by 50%! The country’s beauty is…Continue Reading
In preparing for a recent trip to Rome, a well-travelled friend insisted we…Continue Reading
Naming a blog is no easy task. The name should define what the blog is about and, ideally, suggest its personality.
We planned to write about a multitude of topics, including…Continue Reading