Archive for Category: "Art & Architecture"

6Jan
2014

Art Classes for Beginners in NYC

Drawing and painting is a great wintertime hobby outside the typical hibernation routine, and NYC has a plethora of options. These three are my favorites for their attitude, and their relationship to the city and the art world.

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18Sep
2013

A Few Days in Kotor, Montenegro

When you arrive anywhere in Montenegro—a hostel, a home, some restaurants—the first thing you should expect to do is drink some homemade fruit brandy.

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23Jul
2013

Afternoon Tea at the Alvear Palace Hotel

Afternoon Tea At Buenos Aires’ Elite Alvear Palace Hotel     Buenos Aires’ Alvear Palace Hotel is really something. It is worth even just popping in to take a look around, but I think the best way to experience the Alvear as guest without a room key is to attend the property’s fanciful Afternoon Tea. I scheduled tea time with some friends to celebrate my birthday this past May. The service was impeccable, the fare stellar and the setting about […]

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24Apr
2013

Luise Kimme: Inside the Late Artist’s Tobago Studio

Sculpture artist Luise Kimme was born in Germany, trained and worked around the world and settled in Tobago in 1979. Tobago, the smaller sister of the two-island nation Trinidad and Tobago, also was where she passed away last Friday following a brief illness. I had the privilege of visiting Kimme’s sculpture garden, home and studio while in Trinidad and Tobago for Carnival this past February. Kimme was sassy, eccentric and endearing the way only artists can be and her work, […]

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29Jan
2013

Walking the Walls of Dubrovnik, Croatia

Psst… in case you find these images a little familiar… did you know Game of Thrones is filmed in Dubrovnik’s old town? -Tara

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16Oct
2012

A local guide to Buenos Aires

The editors at the online magazine The Culture-ist contacted me to pen the Buenos Aires installment of their “Get Cultured” city guides. For this, I was on the other side of the interview, answering rather than asking, and you can check out the full piece Get Cultured: Buenos Aires – A Guide to Exploring the Best of the City on their site. Below is what I had to say. On your first day here, seeing this is a must: Buenos […]

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26Feb
2012

Shot of the Week

Thanks to my pilot’s crafty landing on my return to NYC from New Orleans, I was able to snap this beautiful day in downtown Manhattan and south Brooklyn. Look for the Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Williamsburg bridges, left to right. -Tara

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16Feb
2012

Foto Ruta Photography Tour in Buenos Aires

Whenever people ask me for the must-see sights in Buenos Aires, I tell them the major touring can all be done within two days. Some ambitious people even do it in one. Getting to know Buenos Aires, really getting a feel for it, requires tourist activity beyond the requisite stops at the Recoleta Cemetery, Plaza de Mayo and El Caminito, though. It takes slow, observant walks through the neighborhoods, almost all of which have very distinct personalities and style. Buenos […]

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28Dec
2011

Gaga’s Workshop at Barneys New York

New York City’s fanciest Fifth Avenue department stores take a populist turn every December and become something for everyone, regardless of budget limitations with the ornate store window displays that are integral to the city’s holiday cheer. Outsiders and insiders pass the windows for weeks after they are unveiled, always to great excitement, and appreciate them for the fashion-centric public art displays they are. This year Barneys took the holiday season as a chance to create something a bit different […]

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