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Photo: Walker Downey Pam Peterson has contributed articles to both the Huffington Post and Dwell. She recently finished her first novel. Pam is represented by Ann Leslie Tuttle. Dystel, Goderich & Bourret Literary Agency One Union Square West #904 New York, NY 10003 (212) 627-9100 Dystel.com
TRAVEL TIPS | Three fave essentials

TRAVEL TIPS | Three fave essentials

Travel product alert! I will never again leave home without these three items. Ever. 1. TRAVEL PANTS. The holy grail of travel attire.They are made of a magical stretchy, no-wrinkle, lightweight and breathable material. Not only are they comfortable for the plane, they looked as good after an eight-hour flight…
EYE ON DESIGN | Glasgow School of Art

EYE ON DESIGN | Glasgow School of Art

In 1896, a junior draftsman named Charles Rennie Mackintosh won a competition to design a new building for the Glasgow School of Art. The building was completed in 1909, heralding the birth of a new style in 20th-century European architecture and establishing Mackintosh as a design influencer in the Arts…

Just One Suitcase packing list

  “He who would travel happily must travel light.”-Antoine de Saint Exupéry (1900-1944) French poet One carry-on suitcase. That’s all I take, regardless of my destination or the length of a trip. You can do it, really you can. Don’t be tempted to take a larger suitcase…you’ll have to check…
TRAVELING SOLO [Tricks of the trade]

TRAVELING SOLO [Tricks of the trade]

I’m a woman and I travel the world. Alone. (With some occasional exceptions.) Alone, I’ve stayed in a stone cottage on top of a mountain in Tuscany, an 11th-century fort on an island off the coast of Brittany, an estancia in Argentina, and a riad in Tangier. Alone, I’ve shopped…
Italy | Risking my life for damask

Italy | Risking my life for damask

[damask |ˈdaməsk| noun | A figured woven fabric with a pattern visible on both sides, typically used for table linen and upholstery.] Not exactly the kind of thing you’d risk your life for, right? (more…)
FAVE FIVE | SAINT-MALO [the best is free]

FAVE FIVE | SAINT-MALO [the best is free]

I’ve often been asked, “What is your favorite place in the world?” and in all my years of travel, I never had an answer. Until now. My favorite place in the world is Saint-Malo, a town in Brittany, on the northwest coast of France. (more…)
TANGIER | FAVE FIVE

TANGIER | FAVE FIVE

Tangier. My fave five. (You can get the mother lode of things to do in any guidebook—these are my personal favorites.) 1. LE SALON BLEU Rue de la Kasbah (entrance at 71 rue Amrah) From the rooftop terrace of Le Salon Bleu (photo at top) is the stunning view over…