South of the Border at Puerto Nuevo Hotel & Villas

Sometimes what you want is to escape across the border to enjoy a couple days in a different country, with enough familiarity and enough differences to make you feel you comfortably ... Continue Reading →

Bill Murray Plays the Acropolis – Report From Greece

A sentence one probably did not expect to see, after first watching Caddyshack or Stripes: Bill Murray performing with a string trio in the shadow of the Acropolis in Athens. Our daughters ... Continue Reading →

In London Noël Coward’s “Brief Encounter” Maintains Its Ambition

Ambition counts for a lot in my book. Working with the much loved Noël Coward production this musical works to blend the cinematic within a live stage production. But it also attempts ... Continue Reading →

GUEST POST: More Notes about Buildings and Food

Many folks around the world are enjoying David Byrne’s current global tour. We have covered it here. The attention paid to this tour has garnered a flurry of reflection on Byrne’s ... Continue Reading →

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

Given the roaring success of the first film (released exactly a decade ago) and the never-seeming-to-close musical, the arrival of the filmed sequel is hardly a surprise. Not surprisingly, ... Continue Reading →

GB Roof Garden Restaurant – Undoubtedly the Best Meal and View Within Range of the Acropolis

The Acropolis has long been the center of life in Athens. Its role as the city’s vibrant hub evolved from a functioning palace of gods and royalty, to its visual epicenter today. ... Continue Reading →

A Midsummer Dream List of Concert Evenings

Don’t look now, but we’re past the halfway mark of July. There are still plenty of great summer concerts in Los Angeles. Here ten gigs that are sure to deliver a great evening. Roger ... Continue Reading →

Black Duck Garden – Cheeky Dining and Décor in the Heart of Athens

I have noticed a recent trend of restaurants juxtaposing culinary, design and architecture elements. Others probably commented on this trend earlier, but I first became delighted by ... Continue Reading →