September 2007

Although New York City has its own blockbuster Asian art week in the spring, many experts insist that London is the premier Asian art city. Head for Asian Art in London this fall (November 1-10) and you will probably agree. While the most A-list aspect of New York’s Asia Week

  One of my favorite places in the world is the Lavaux Vineyards, which overlook Lake Geneva. What really sets this area apart, from the standpoint of someone who finds it ideal for walking, eating well and consuming local wines, is the setting. These are steeply terraced vineyards punctuated by

"We came from Seattle to see Chihuly glass," said a man on the Tacoma Art Museum’s guided walk. Impressive, because I can remember when nobody traveled 33 miles south from Seattle to see anything in Tacoma. But now, with the growth of the University of Washington’s fine downtown campus, the

THE BACKSTORY: There are two words to ponder when speaking about the Hotel Gault: minimalist and boutique. I’m partial to minimalist design, but these days, "minimal" in many hotels is another way of saying that "there was nothing left over in the budget for furniture." As for "boutique," I’ve seen

New York: The not-to-be-missed gallery show of the fall season will be Salander-O’Reilly’s "Masterpieces of Art: Five Centuries of Painting and Sculpture," from October 17, 2007 to February 1, 2008. Count on Italian works you can’t afford to miss — Botticelli, Correggio, Titian among others. But the absolute biggest draw

THE BACKSTORY: The fact that you can look out of your window in the stately Empress hotel and watch sea planes take off and ferries come and go is high praise in my book. This dowager overlooking Victoria’s busy harbor offers old fashioned comfort. It feels like one of those

In the world of adventure travel, Myths and Mountains is unusual, a company that aims to get you inside a culture, not merely stop in for a visit. And the destinations include Nepal, Vietnam, Ecuador and Tanzania. It’s the brainchild of Dr. Antonia Neubauer, better known as Toni, a woman