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The Old No. 77 Hotel and Chandlery in New Orleans

The Old No. 77 Hotel and Chandlery in New Orleans

The Old No. 77 Hotel and Chandlery is a Re-Purposed Warehouse Hotel in the Heart of New Orleans. Chandlery | Definition of Chandlery by Merriam-Webster: Chandlery is an old-fashioned word derived from the stores that sold candles for ships lighting way back. Now it sometimes refers to a marine supply store but is seldom used […]

SIGHTGLASS COFFEE in the SOMA neighborhood of San Francisco

SIGHTGLASS COFFEE in the SOMA neighborhood of San Francisco

Updated: 7/12/2019 Subsequent to the devastating earthquake that occurred in San Francisco in 1906, the neighborhood South of Market Street was an Industrial wasteland. Run-down warehouses, diverse industries and sweatshops had remained in derelict condition for almost 80 years. In the 1990’s, there was an awakening with the beginning of the dotcom era. The South of […]

VISITING LAGOS ON THE ALGARVE, PORTUGUAL

VISITING LAGOS ON THE ALGARVE, PORTUGUAL

The ancient, weathered fortified walls, with their 17th-century fort that surround the old city of Lagos are a hint at its long and complicated history— and the many battles seen since it was founded over two thousand years ago. At different times, it was occupied by the Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans, and Moors who all conquered […]

LETTER FROM PORTLAND OREGON — BARISTA

LETTER FROM PORTLAND OREGON — BARISTA

If it’s historic old warehouses, great street life and a funky, cool atmosphere that attracts you, look no further than the Pearl District in Portland, Oregon.  Centrally located and adjacent to downtown, what was once a decaying area of derelict warehouses, light industry and railroad yards has been transformed into the most hip urban area […]

Letter from Portland – KEEN GARAGE

Letter from Portland – KEEN GARAGE

KEEN GARAGE – is located in the Pearl District, Portland, Oregon. The Pearl District The Pearl District is one of the “must see” Portland neighborhoods. The District was previously a derelict collection of warehouses, railway yards and tenement buildings. It has gone through a renaissance and is today a hip, commercial and residential neighborhood with […]

EDENTON, NC – Visiting Eleanor

EDENTON, NC – Visiting Eleanor

Edenton, North Carolina has been described by Forbes Magazine as one of the prettiest small towns in the USA. If one could open a travel magazine, have the pages come to life  and then drive through the pages –  this gives  an idea of the perfection of this small town and its living, breathing community […]

EDENTON — THE COTTON MILL CONVERSION

EDENTON — THE COTTON MILL CONVERSION

Re-purposing a 1900s Cotton Mill for the 21st Century, in Edenton, NC How lucky could I be? I had read about the Cotton Mill conversion and asked Eleanor if she would put it on our itinerary when I visited her in Edenton, NC.  Little did I know that she’d ask her realtor, Anne Perry of Sotheby’s, […]

NASHVILLE, TN: Ryman Auditorium, the Mother Church of Country Music

NASHVILLE, TN: Ryman Auditorium, the Mother Church of Country Music

ON  THE   ROAD  AGAIN…………… Whoa, all I want is on the road again, Just can’t wait to get on the road again Going places I’ve never been, Seein’ things I may never see again………. And I can’t wait to get on the road again Ah, “On the Road Again,”  an award-winning song written by Willie […]

EDENTON — THE MILL HOUSE

EDENTON — THE MILL HOUSE

Where was I going to stay when I visited my friendEleanor in Edenton, North Carolina ? Scanning the listings on Air bnb, I was intrigued by one particular description: “Renovated 1900s Mill Village House – moved in 1991, one bedroom, plus sitting room with gas fireplace, efficiency kitchen on 100 Acre Farm, two and a half […]

The  Oswaldo Guayasamin Museum & Home

The  Oswaldo Guayasamin Museum & Home

CAPILLO del HOMBRE and FUNDACION GUAYASAMIN. “Don’t leave Quito until you have visited Oswaldo Guayasamin’s Museum and home, ” I was told three weeks into my stay in Quito. How was it that after three weeks, no one else had mentioned Guayasamin and there was no reference to him in the Guidebooks? The Museum and Home Hailing […]