Brunetti’s Cookbook Review

Bookstores, Italian Food & Italy Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore? ~ Henry Ward Beecher ~ I would add to that, “as in front of Italian food.” Most people will probably arrive at Brunetti’s Cookbook because they are already fans of Donna Leon’s Guido Brunetti mysteries series. As a reader who is … Read more

Copenhagen Shopping: The Strøget

The Strøget, Copenhagen’s most famous shopping street We started with the department stores: Ilum and Magasin du Nord. The stores were modest in size, but were more “hip” than the stores of home, tempting with simple and vibrant clothes, all designed with a distinct and lively Scandinavian flair. I was in love. Therese found a … Read more

Falling for the Red Rocks of Sedona

When I mentioned to friends that we were going to Sedona, they said things like: “Don’t forget your crystals.” “Ooooh, are you going there to have your aura cleansed?” Or most ominously, “Watch out for the psychics!” I conjured a place teeming with women with long gray hair and gypsy skirts, hawking their new age … Read more

Copenhagen’s Tivoli Gardens

I would not have believed in the existence of Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen if I had not seen it with my own eyes: an amusement park in the middle of a European capital. was commissioned by King Christian VIII of Denmark in order to raise the spirits of his people. It is said that he … Read more

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