great lighting at the park hyatt chicago

best bed: The Park Hyatt, Chicago, USA

Jay Pritzker was one smart hotelier. In the late 50’s he figured out that people needed nice hotels near airports. He bought a small motel near LAX and started the Hyatt chain. 20 years later he saw a market for…

sculpture on display at PAMM

how do you make the best of a stopover?

What to do with 16 hours in Miami? The same as I’d do anywhere… a meal, a walk and a museum. We landed at 8 pm. We were leaving at 1 the next afternoon. And I hoped to include 8…

total eclipse of the sun

When your friend, who you swear was James Bond in an earlier life and his equally fabulous wife and daughter invite you to hop on their plane and go see the eclipse it is pretty hard to say no. So,…

a whole new degas

One very nice thing about having a culture vulture sister-in-law living in New York City is that she is a member of almost every museum; we get to take advantage of her benefits. Among her best perks is the early…