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summer living series – fabulous gardens – Japan

Northwest of Osaka is the Adachi Museum of Art, a fabulous museum with seriously good Japanese art.  Not knowing enough about Japanese art myself, what I found remarkable were its gardens.  Although only planted in 1980, Adachi’s founder scavenged the … Continue reading

summer living series – fabulous gardens – France

Southwest of Tours lies the Chateau de Villandry, a 16th century castle built by François I’s Finance Minister.  Currently privately owned, the castle is one of the many impressive chateaux and gardens that dot the Loire Valley. Renaissance-style gardens are … Continue reading

summer living series – fabulous gardens – Spain

The Palace and fortress complex of the Alhambra in Granada, Spain was constructed over 660 years ago for the last Muslim emir of Spain and his court.  It was re-discovered in the 19th century and has since been restored to … Continue reading

summer living series – fabulous gardens – New York City

New Yorkers know there are many other parks in the city besides Central Park.  But what may be a surprise to many fellow city-dwellers, is beautiful Fort Tryon Park in upper Manhattan.  Housing the Cloisters, the medieval collections of the … Continue reading

summer living series – fabulous gardens – England

Founded in the 15th century by Henry IV, Hampton Court Palace went through the hands of The Order of Saint John of Jerusalem and Thomas Wolsey, Minister and favorite of Henry VIII, before it was finally given to the King … Continue reading

summer living series – fabulous pools

Can anybody guess where this piece of heaven is located?  The infinity pool allows you to envelop yourself in fresh and temperate mountain water while getting lost gazing into the horizon of blue-green ocean, mountainous crags and lush vegetation.  Move … Continue reading

summer living series – fabulous pools – Mykonos

The thought of feasting on abundant and delicious horiatiki salata, aglaias moussaka, and a honey dripping piece of baklava by this private pool where nobody can see me is not only naughty but soooo very tantalizing!  From the pool and … Continue reading