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old Royal Naval College Greenwich LONDON

  Maritime Greenwich is a World UNESCO Heritage Site – since 1997 – The ensemble of buildings at Greenwich, an outlying district of London, and the park in which they […]

1930s MILANO villa necchi campiglio

selected leading Milan Architect Piero Portaluppi (1888-1967) who was already building several residences in the neighbourhood.  With a distinctive career in architecture, city planning, decorative arts, restoration, exhibition display as well as writing and teaching. Portaluppi was well established and considered brilliant and creative.

MILAN fornasetti

As a longtime fan of Fornasetti’s work, I could not visit Milan without a visit to Fornasetti HQ and Showroom on Courso Venezia. Bold, whimsical and distinctive – Fornasetti’s work […]

MILAN poldi pezzoli MUSEO

his former private Palazzo from the 17th century, now Museo, is located on Via Manzoni, Milan (near Teatro alla Scala) is the private collection of Gian Giacomo Poldi Pezzoli (1822-1879) who was the last heir of the possessions of two prominent families.

MILAN bagatti valsecchi

Villa Bagatti Valsecchi. A mansion located between Via Gesu and Via Santo Spirito in Milan,  Barons Fausto and Giuseppe Bagatti Valsecchi’s extraordinary collections showcasing their love for the past and the Italian Renaissance

WHISTLER audain art museum

Nestled in the forest next to the Fitzsimmons River facing Blackcomb Way, the Audain Art Museum is a worthy visit next time you are on the mountain.

GLASGOW city chambers

Built in the 1880s in George Square, the City Chambers is the headquarters of council serving the City of Glasgow.  Enter through a loggia and be met with a mosaic […]

17th century VILLAGE Little WOODHAM

My uber talented and creative cousin in England is always involved in the most fascinating projects. During our very quick visit, she told me of her involvement as a volunteer […]

historic HOME of England Tour May 2016

Cottages, castles, royal palaces and other architectural gems viewed with a Blue Badge guide throughout the Tour. This is a small group of 16 on a private bus for transportation staying at four star hotels in London, Bath and Royal Tunbridge Wells.

Beechwood Gardens, Johannesburg, South Africa

Beechwood Gardens in Johannesburg, South Africa opened to the public for a charity fundraiser by Gardens of the Golden City. A gorgeous home and 3.4 acre garden originally designed and built in the 1940s.

photo sue womersley

winged VICTORY of samorace

Marble sculpture of the Greek Goddess Nike from the second century BC. My pick to see in the Louvre. There were three of us and we only had a couple […]

Sicilian Aristocratic Villa Garden

This beautiful Villa and garden have been in the San Guiliano family for over 800 years. The estate includes the chapel, below, a South American inspired garden from a stay […]

Taormina, Sicily + Mt. Etna

How thrilling to be standing in a Greek Theater from the third century B.C., overlooking Mt. Etna and the Ionian Sea and Taromina. Aside from the spectacular views, the Teatro […]

two VILLAS in RAVELLO, Amalfi Coast

Villa Cimbrone in RAVELLO, high on the Amalfi Coast, offers spectacular panoramic views, from the part of the estate appropriately called The Terrace of Infinity… The estate dates to the […]