On a Sunday in Madrid, there’s only one place to be. The El Rastro Flea market. Since the 15th century, the El Rastro neighborhood has been famous for the trade of second hand items. The market starts at 9, and by 11 the streets are teeming with people. I started…
Three weeks, one carry on suitcase and a tote bag. That’s how I roll. Don’t think you could ever possibly manage? Here’s how. (more…)
“The camera is much more than a recording apparatus; it is a medium via which messages reach us from another world.” Orson Welles (1915-1985) American actor, director, writer and producer
“To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted.” Bill Bryson (Born 1951) American author
It’s like staying in the home of a well-traveled, aristocratic aunt. Casa de Madrid is located in a landmark 18th century building across from Madrid’s Royal Opera House. Massive ornate doors lead to a diminutive elevator, and up to the apartment of Marta Medina: art historian, architect, curator, designer, and…
I was in the Madrid design studio of Spain’s doyenne d’intérieurs, Isabel López-Quesada, when I spotted the little bronze sculpture on her desk. I was obsessed. “Where is it from?” I asked. Next stop, sculptor José G. Onieva. (more…)
“Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.” Miriam Beard (1876-1958) American historian and archivist
“Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious.” Steve Jobs (1955-2011) American entrepreneur and inventor; co-founder and CEO of Apple, Inc.