category archives: travel

did you know that some of the most well preserved examples of ancient greek architecture are located in sicily?  the greeks colonized sicily from around the 8th-3rd centuries BCE.  so, my husband, bob, and i were excited to visit some of the greek archaeological sites during our recent vacation to sicily.  map of greek archaeological […]

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it’s always exciting to make new discoveries in a city that you’ve visited many times. i never knew about the atelier brancusi, located in front of the centre pompidou in paris, until i read about it on heather clawson’s lifestyle blog, habitually chic.  the atelier brancusi, a reconstruction of the art studio of constantin brancusi […]

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whenever i visit somewhere that i’ve been, i always try to visit somewhere new. so, during a recent weekend getaway to los angeles, CA, i finally visited the gamble house, greene & greene’s arts and crafts architectural masterpiece in pasadena, CA. greene & greene | the gamble house | pasadena, CA | 1907-1909 photo credit lisa […]

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during our recent holiday, my husband, bob, and i finally visited villa necchi campiglio.  the architecture, the details, the materials, the furnishings…  no wonder many consider villa necchi campiglio one of the ‘must see’ sights in milan! history gigina necchi campiglio (1901-2001), her husband angelo campiglio (1891-1984), and sister nedda necchi (1900-1993) built their urban […]

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