For the first time in many years, I took a really long and much-deserved summer vacation. It all began with a visit to Israel, where I spent precious time with family, which included the celebration of my Dad’s 93rd Birthday. While in Israel, I visited the Tel Aviv Design Museum, an impressive Corten Steel structure designed by architect Ron Arad, reminding many of the Guggenheim. I then made my way over to Northern Italy, where I went from hiking in the Dolomites to taking short day trips to Lakes Garda & Iseo.
Wherever I go, I immerse myself in the culture and experience my passions: Nature, Art, Architecture and Design, and of course... Food & Foreign Languages.
On this particular trip, these passions presented themselves in a single location: The Messner Mountain Museum in Corones, Italy. Designed by my favorite architect Zaha Hadid (about whose untimely death this year I wrote in a previous newsletter), the museum is perched up on a mountain ridge at 7,000 ft. The highlight: the mountain views, the amazing architecture, and the artwork...all a short hike up from the funicular...amazing!
On another note, please save the date for our Annual Holiday Trunk Show. I am excited to introduce new local talent. Drop in for a drink and shop the newest designs. It's going to be festive and fun, so be sure to bring a friend. Looking forward to seeing you!