Month: June 2020

GINJINHA – Lisbon’s inimitable cherry liqueur.

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 by the panorama that stretched down into the valleys and up into the hills again, above the orange tiled rooftops and out across the city of Lisbon. It was one […]

PASTEIS  DE  BELEM – A Very Lisbon Experience

PASTEIS DE BELEM – A Very Lisbon Experience

The One and Only PASTEIS de BELEM. A featured snippet from Trip Advisor: 10,000 reviews January 17, 2018 Pastéis de Belém — meaning Cake of Belém, named after the iconic pastry from the Belém district of Lisbon — received over 10,000 reviews from travelers on TripAdvisor in 2017 – more than any other food establishment in the world. There’s a thing!!  One bakery specializing in […]

THE EXUBERANCE OF THE LEVI STRAUSS EXHIBITION — as American as Apple Pie.

THE EXUBERANCE OF THE LEVI STRAUSS EXHIBITION — as American as Apple Pie.

LEVI STRAUSS:  A HISTORY OF AMERICAN STYLE Levi Strauss and blue denim jeans are embedded in our culture. Walking through this exhibition at the Contemporary Jewish Museum (CJM) was like spending time with old friends:  surrounded by love, reminiscing about the past and comforted by warm memories. INTRODUCTION On February 13th an exhibition called “Levi […]