Foyle’s War

The fourth series of the applauded British ITV series, Foyle’s War, recently aired on PBS’ Mystery, now joins the first three series for sale on DVD. Set in a quiet coastal village in England during World War II, Foyle’s War  ...

Cranford

Brimming with the finest English actors, directed with great skill, finished with high production values and based on the entertaining and insightful writings of Elizabeth Gaskell, Cranford is simply an all-around pleasure to watch. Cranford is a sleepy 1840’s English  ...

Italy’s Veneto-From Asolo to Venice

The last time there were hordes of foreign visitors on Italy’s Mount Grappa was during the First World War. Now it lies serene, forming a backdrop to the northern Veneto region, separating the stark grandeur of the Dolomites from the  ...

cycling in Denmark – review

I don’t know many people who list Denmark as their absolute favorite tourist destination, yet with its modern design aesthetic, quiet charm, welcoming populace and unspoiled countryside, Denmark is a wonderful choice, especially for bike riding. I have recently  ...

New Orleans

New Orleans, you had me on my first beignet, (not to be confused with any such concoction you might find in your hometown of the same name). When I told my friends I was heading to the big easy, the  ...

Sonoma County Review

One of the many benefits of living in the San Francisco Bay area is the accessibility of world-class vacation spots. But, like many, my husband and I are often busy with local pursuits or are traveling far from home. So,  ...

Marie-Antoinette and the Petit Trianon at Versailles

Marie-Antoinette and the Petit Trianon at Versailles San Francisco Fine Arts Museum Legion of Honor November 17, 2007-February 17, 2008 http://www.famsf.org/legion/exhibitions/exhibition.asp?exhibitionkey=737 The San Francisco Fine Arts Museum Legion of Honor is blessed with the exclusive exhibition of  ...

Women Impressionists

San Francisco Fine Arts Museum Legion of Honor June 21–September 21, 2008 http://www.famsf.org/legion/exhibitions/exhibition.asp?exhibitionkey=794 San Francisco is the only venue for this exhibit. Even before I saw this remarkable exhibit, I decided that I would begin this review with a question:  ...

Richard Serra Sculpture Review

As someone old enough to have been aware of Richard Serra's career for most of the forty years this show purports to survey, I'll admit that my respect for his work has fluctuated from time to time. At this moment  ...