A taste of Mackintosh

Mackintosh rose detail
It goes without saying that a trip to Glasgow will involve some kind of bump up against Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Whether it be a climb to the ... Continue Reading

Sleeping with Great Scots

Angel's Share Hotel Room
During Festival season in Edinburgh, sleeping in an Airbnb is probably your best value as hotel rates can skyrocket. That's what we did for most ... Continue Reading

11 Things I Learned at the Edinburgh Fringe

Pleasance Edinburgh Fringe Festival
This past month I saw: a sound effects show, a teenage heartthrob, a surrealist play, 4 hysterical comedians, a mediocre dramedy, a 2-hit wonder, ... Continue Reading

Moholy-Nagy and the First Pop Up Gallery?

Moholy Nagy's "Room of the Present"
When it's a hot and muggy New York afternoon, ducking into a museum always provides air-conditioned relief and, at times, the chance to see some ... Continue Reading

The Four Seasons Closes and I Go Crazy

Four Seasons Restaurant ceiling shadows before closing
Sometimes you have to get crazy. When you hear about a storied New York institution closing. When you read the articles, see the historical photos. ... Continue Reading

For Your Consideration: The Musso & Frank Grill

Musso and Frank Grill neon sign
That is bona fide, actual dialog I heard while sitting in my red leather booth at The Musso & Frank Grill in Hollywood. The maitre d' was ... Continue Reading

Lustig Lust at LACMA

Alvin Lustig Staff/Look Magazine Covers
You don't really need a specific reason to visit Los Angeles. Seeing all those places you've heard about in song or in film could keep you busy for ... Continue Reading

Get Lucky at Seven Magic Mountains

Seven Magic Mountains from a distance
I don't know what it is. But I want to get closer. Getting off at the exit marked "Seven Magic Mountains" I see seven stacks of huge limestone ... Continue Reading

My New Imaginary Boyfriend, Mike Simi

Saltines by Mike Simi
It actually causes me such stress — thinking about the perfect birthday, Christmas, Valentine's gift that will not look lame in comparison to a ... Continue Reading

Step into the Light: James Turrell at Louis Vuitton

Entrance to Louis Vuitton Las Vegas at James Turrell artwork
Seeing Akhob by James Turrell at Louis Vuitton in Las Vegas is sensory distortion at its finest. In a city of constant bells, clanging, clapping, ... Continue Reading