New York City Spring 2016–Restaurants and a Surprise (at least for us)

Restaurants Theater and Museums are always on the top of our list when we go to NYC. But so is food. Before each trip, we contact our foodie friends (some of whom live in NYC) to get their thoughts on the newest places to try. We managed to squeeze as many as we could [Read more …]

New York City Spring 2016–Neue Galerie and the Chelsea Galleries

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On our Spring 2016 trip to New York City, we also visited the Neue Galerie and the Chelsea Galleries. Neue Galerie This museum, which focuses primarily on the arts of Germany and Austria, has two exhibitions in which we have a particular interest. “Munch and Expressionism”, which highlights one of the versions of Edvard Munch’s [Read more …]

Pinot Days San Francisco--2016

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Pinot Noir is one of our favorite wine varietals. We always look forward to the annual arrival of the San Francisco Pinot Days which celebrates of all things Pinot. And we especially look forward to the pre-event dinner that The American institute of Wine and Food (www.aiwf.org) organizes as a fund-raiser. We began this special [Read more …]

New York City Museums Spring 2016–The Met

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New York City is filled with museums. On our Spring 2016 trip, we also visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art aka the Met. Since we only had time for only a few stops at this museum, we focused primarily on a few temporary exhibits in which we had particular interest. These included: “Transitional Object (PsychoBarn)” [Read more …]

New York City Met Breuer Museum - Spring 2016

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As always when we go to NYC, we check out the museums. Our Spring 2016 trip was no exception. Our first stop was the Met Breuer. This recently-opened modern wing of the Metropolitan Museum that has taken over the building previously occupied by the Guggenheim. Although we did not have enough time to do justice [Read more …]

New York City Theater Scene Spring 2016

We had a very short 3 days for our semi-annual getaway to NYC theater, museum, gallery and restaurants. But we were able to see 4 plays. Here are our thoughts on them: Arthur Miller’s The Crucible. We saw the 2002 production with Liam Neeson and Laura Linney. The current production, [Read more …]

San Francisco’s Booming Contemporary Art Scene

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Most of San Francisco’s art oxygen is rightly being consumed by the May 2016 reopening of the fabulous SFMOMA (see our blog on our visit). But, as spectacular as the museum and the addition of the huge Fisher Collection is, this is but the tip of the Bay Area modern and contemporary art scene. The [Read more …]

Rejoicing in the Return of SFMOMA in San Francisco

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San Francisco’s modern art scene has been eclipsed by the five years of dusk resulting from the closure and reconstruction of SFMOMA. The much anticipated May 2016 reopening has not only lifted the pall, but has also exposed an innovative new design for museums and provided the public with access to the incredible Fisher Collection. [Read more …]

Taste of Mendocino 2016: Bringing the Country’s Bounty to San Francisco

Do you love to wines of the Anderson Valley and the charm and restaurants of Mendocino, but find that you can’t get there as often as you would like. Problem solved! Taste of Mendocino brings some of the best of Mendocino—including wines from 30 of the country’s wineries and snacks from several of the country’s [Read more …]

Ford Rouge Plant Tour in Dearborn Michigan

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While we were in Dearborn Michigan we took a tour of the the cutting-edge Ford plant at which its F-150 quad-cab ford trucks are assembled. The tour began with a historical film that traced the 1903 founding of the huge, fully vertically-integrated River Rouge complex that contained everything from its own steel, glass and rubber [Read more …]