HEATH CERAMICS, a Mid-Century Treasure, in Sausalito, California.

  Heath ceramics: timeless, classic, enduring, impeccably crafted. As “in style” today as they were in 1948 when Brian Heath designed the original foot pedal-powered …

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WHAT’S THE BUZZ…………on the rooftop of the Radisson Blu Hotel, in Bloomington, Minnesota?

Flatbread, piping hot as it comes out of the wood-burning pizza oven, layered with duck confit, topped with fresh, organic arugula salad, and drizzled with …

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SAUSALITO — a seaside town in Marin County, California.

  INTRODUCTION. Enter a different world as you cross the Golden Gate Bridge and arrive at one of the charming small towns that make up …

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The Miracle of Nature as fall arrives in Marin Couny, California.

Was it only my friend Mila and I who noticed the leaves changing color this fall? Where was everyone looking? Were they glued to their …

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The BIG MAC and ART DECO converge in a unique setting, in Porto, Portugal.

Are the ghosts of the art deco Cafe Imperial at peace with the fast-food giant McDonald’s, now occupying its former space on Avenida dos Aliados …

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LELLO BOOKSHOP — An Inspiration for J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter Books, in Porto, Portugal

Portugal has a rich literary heritage and a number of unique bookshops throughout the country. These are meccas for not only readers and intellectuals but …

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A PRISON MORPHS INTO A PHOTOGRAPHIC MUSEUM IN PORTO, PORTUGAL.

From the outside, it appears as a huge mass of a building constructed using granite blocks, with iron gates and black iron bars on the …

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PORTO, PORTUGAL, a cosmopolitan city with old world charm.

This post on Porto is based on time I spent there last year.  The city of course closed its borders with the onset of the …

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HOW REPURPOSED LEVI BLUE JEANS BECAME AN OUTFIT FOR A HOLLYWOOD LEGEND.

On February 13th, an exhibition called: “Levi Strauss, a History of American Style” opened at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco. It covers (and will …

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GINJINHA – Lisbon’s inimitable cherry liqueur.

GINGINHA – THE LOCAL FIX Waking up in the morning in Lisbon, I would open the double doors leading to the balcony and be mesmerized …

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WELCOME TO PHYL ON THE GO

I am a grandmother to a couple of grown kids and a couple more grand-dogs. I am also the author of phylonthego.com, a Travel Blog incorporating travel, food and lifestyle topics.

I travel a few times a year for many weeks at a time exploring the world, and hope to bring my new-found knowledge and perspective to all who share my passions.

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the road less traveled

Discover

ADAPTIVE
RE-USE OF SPACE

- repurposing historic gems

All around the world, old abandoned buildings are being restored, very often with a different purpose. I seek out these repurposed spaces in my travels and share what I find with you.