5 Cheer Up Videos

I have a bunch of videos bookmarked in a folder called Cheer Up Links. I often listen to them while working. I know listening via YouTube is not the best option but I kind of like being able to watch the video, or not, as the mood strikes. So here we go:

5. This is […]

Google Art Project

Adolph Menzel, The Balcony Room, 1845.

I’ve been spending a lot of time lately on Google Art Project. The project uses Google street map technology to provide site visitors with a 360 degree view of 17 art museum interiors. So you can not only tour from room to room, but you can also zoom […]

Some Light Entertainment

The weather is nice and you are stuck inside, trying to do your work but instead staring longingly out the window. Well, here are some ways for you to distract yourself while waiting for quitting time to roll around:

Luxe Home Swap – okay so you already know about these vacations where you trade homes […]

Sac Historic House Profile: Tyntesfield House, England

*photo ©NTPL/Andrew Butler

I first fell in love with Tyntesfield house when I saw it profiled in a magazine. Located in the English countryside near Bath, the gothic revival estate with quirky Victorian interiors had fallen into disrepair and when it was finally put up for sale, many joined the efforts to come to […]

Sac Historic House Profile: Thierry Roch of Historic Hotels of America

*Napa River Inn photo courtesy of Historic Hotels of America

Recently I was lucky enough to interview Thierry Roch, Executive Director of the Historic Hotels of America (a Preferred Hotel Group). I like the fact that the HHofA group are helping to raise the profile of smaller historic hotels by associating them with larger […]

Open House London

If you happen to be in London September 20 & 21st of this year, do check out the Open House London event. It’s a rare opportunity for fans of historic architecture to get a look inside buildings that are privately owned. Here’s a bit of info from the website:

Open House London, the capital’s […]

Spreading A Little Link Love

The new issue of Victoria magazine is calling to me from the living room, so I’m going to make this post brief. I’ll do a little link love and share some recent/not so recent finds with you.

Pomegranate Paradise from Jamba Juice – I don’t know if these things are actually “healthy” but it […]

Sneek Peek of Romantic Film Locations

Thought you might like a sneek peek at my new project… Romantic Film Locations. It’s a travel guide (armchair or otherwise) to the beautiful locations featured in romantic films like Atonement, Bridget Jones’s Diary, and Amelie. I’m a bit slow in getting it updated, but feel free to have a look around and email […]

Sac Historic House Profile – Katie Denham

This site talks a lot about the exteriors of historic houses, but I thought it would be great to chat about interiors for a bit. I’m a fan of local interior designer Katie Denham and her design blog katiedid, so I contacted her with a few questions about old houses and what she likes […]

Thomas Crown and art crime

In 1999, Pierce Brosnan and Renee Russo starred in a lively remake of The Thomas Crown Affair. The film was not a masterpiece by any stretch of the imagination but it was entertaining enough. As was my habit in those days, I became quite obsessed with Russo’s character Catherine Banning who was supposed to […]