Friday, August 30, 2013

Add Impressionism, #Fashion, and Modernity at @artinstitutechi to Your #BackToSchool List! #Chicago

The Art Institute of Chicago is always putting together exhibitions that I love, and Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity is the latest. Chicago is actually the last stop that this exhibition is making on its international tour (here till Sept. 29th), where the relationship between fashion and art from the mid 1860s to the mid 1880s is explored.  There is actually a lot of potential for learning and it makes a great back to school activity for the kids.  

Monday, August 19, 2013

A Visit to the Biltmore Estate & Books for the Journey #Travel

If you've seen one house museum, you've seen them all, right? Not true when it comes to the Biltmore Estate, the largest privately owned home in the US, seat of the Vanderbilt family and the biggest tourist attraction in Asheville, NC. Earlier this summer I had the chance to visit the estate with friends and family for the day, and was overwhelmed by the house, the gardens, the view and just about everything else on the estate.