South Coast Wailea Art Tour

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Ka’anapali is the home to mid-upscale hotels such as Westin, Marriott and Hyatt Regency. Not surprisingly, the South Maui coast contains mid-range neighborhoods (especially Kihei) and the decidedly upscale town of Wailea, home to the Four Seasons, Wailea Grand, the Shops at Wailea and some of the island’s premier golf courses. We returned to Wailea [Read more …]

Hana and Beyond

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Hana, the Town We finally made it to Hana. To call Hana a sleepy little town is to understate its quaintness. This is not to say it’s a one-horse town: We actually saw two horses at the Hasagawa General Store, whose long monopoly has now been broken by the Hana Ranch General Store. Still, you [Read more …]

Hana Hawaii

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Hana and Maui’s East Coast – December 2017 Every few years, we like to visit Hawaii. Recently, we returned to Maui. Since we have already been around the entire island and done pretty much everything we have wanted to do on the island, we focused on repeating many of the activities that we have enjoyed [Read more …]

New York City Restaurants–Fall 2017

New York City Restaurants Given that we spend all of our nights at or near the Broadway Theater District when we are in New York City, we are almost obliged to eat most of our NYC dinner at or near the theaters. While this greatly limits our ability to sample many of the city’s most [Read more …]

New York City Museums–Fall 2017

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New York City Museums During our short Fall trip to New York City, we made time to go to several museum…as always Metropolitan Museum We spent most of a full day at the museum’s Met Breuer and Fifth Avenue branches to catch many of the of the incredible temporary exhibits, as well as to briefly [Read more …]

New York City 2017 Christmas Windows

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Christmas windows are a holiday tradition in most US cities. What is the holiday season in New York City without checking out the many beautiful Christmas store windows. And we would be remise if we didn’t publish this around the Christmas holiday.   The windows at Macy’s and Lord & Taylor, were okay, but not [Read more …]

New York City Theater – Fall 2017

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We try to get to New York City at least twice a year to catch up on on theater, museums, restaurants and galleries. As usual, we crammed in 5 plays in 4 days—our normal diet on our all too short trips to NYC. Dear Evan Hanson We bought the tickets more than six months ago, [Read more …]

St. Petersburg Florida as Art Capital

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We recently spent a few days in St. Petersburg Florida. We last visited the city in 2011 and were pleasantly surprised by the concentration of arts venues in the downtown. We found the same this time, especially the: Dali Museum, with its large, highly representative collection which includes dozens of pictures representing his many styles, [Read more …]

2017 Pinot Noir Tasting in San Francisco: 33% Discount with PROMOCODE AIWF17

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We sure do love wine…especially pinot noir. So what better way to spend a Saturday than tasting pinot noirs? What’s not to like? Each year, San Francisco hosts Pinot Days. This year’s event will take place on November 11, 2017. We loved the event in 2016. And we look forward to the 2017 event [Read more …]

Downtown Los Angeles

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Our brief, three-day LA visit ended with a visit to the rapidly reinvigorated downtown LA. Although we planned to visit the increasingly hip Koreatown section, these plans were scotched when we discovered that “Here’s Looking and You”, the hot, new restaurant that we planned to visit, was closed the one evening that we were able [Read more …]