STYLE MOMENT | Tangier

STYLE MOMENT | Tangier

“Tangier is one of the few places left in the world where, so long as you don’t proceed to robbery, violence, or some form of crude, antisocial behavior, you can do exactly what you want.” -William S. Burroughs (1914-1997) American novelist, essayist, social critic, and painter
TANGIER | Rockin’ the Kasbah

TANGIER | Rockin’ the Kasbah

I was in Spain, a mere hop, skip, and a jump from Tangier. That was a temptation I couldn’t resist. So I hopped the bus to Tarifa, skipped down to the port, and jumped onto the ferry, crossing the Strait of Gibraltar, to Africa. (more…)
LISBON | IGREJA DE SÃO DOMINGOS

LISBON | IGREJA DE SÃO DOMINGOS

I’ve been inside countless cathedrals around the world. I respect their history, and I admire the craftsmanship of the always opulent details, but I am very sorry to say that I have become, well, a bit apathetic. Unmoved. So when I walked into Igreja de Sāo Domingos, my intent was…
LISBON | FADO AT TASCO DO JAIME DA GRAÇA

LISBON | FADO AT TASCO DO JAIME DA GRAÇA

Tasco do Jaime da Graça is not only one of my Lisbon Top Ten, it’s on my list of Top Ten Overall Travel Experiences. The music of fado is an integral part of Lisbon’s history. (It’s even been classified by UNESCO as an “Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.”) Fado means…
EYE ON DESIGN | LISBON

EYE ON DESIGN | LISBON

One day last week I decided to go to Portugal—and three days later I was in sunny Lisbon. In Lisbon, I found a city set on steep hills, which means that there are panoramic views—of terra cotta tiled rooftops and the wide River Tagus that wraps around Lisbon on its…
IRELAND | Ballilogue

IRELAND | Ballilogue

A quiet lane winds through meadows of Queen Anne’s lace and tall grass, arriving at a graceful iron gate that leads to one of the most charming places I’ve ever stayed. In County Kilkenny, near the pretty little village of Inistioge, the location of Ballilogue is perfect for exploring the Southeast…