Fun Finders

“And you that shall cross from shore to shore years hence are more to me, and more in my meditations, than you might suppose” ~ Walt Whitman, Crossing Brooklyn Ferry Walt Whitman wrote about it. Joseph Stella painted it. It was the largest bridge of its era, technologically significant, decidedly ingenious, and stunningly beautiful. The Brooklyn Bridge is an icon […]

Find the Best Books for Your Kids

I wrote my very first eBook with busy parents and friends in mind – for all of us who have to wade through the over one million books for kids out in the marketplace. My guide makes recommendations and helps you discover our favorite books – some classics, many new, those that are playful, or eccentric, books that are relevant, […]

A Luxury Landscape: The Langham Chicago is discreetly disarmingly beautiful. The first 13 floors of the 52-story Mies van der Rohe skyscraper are now occupied by pure luxury – grand suites, sweeping cityscape and river views, and a glass pavilion to have high tea or snazzy cocktails within. Remember you had me at “hello”?  The Langham had us at the gold […]