A Great Old Friend in DC
It turns out what they say is true. Time does fly when you’re having fun. We were surprised to realize that Montmartre restaurant near DC’s Eastern Market has been serving great French bistro food on the Hill for more than a dozen years. And not just because we can’t possibly be old enough for that […]
Keys to Travel Happiness (a series)
Number Four: Don’t be afraid to be a little foolish  At home, many of us lead professional, buttoned down lives – organized, disciplined, and frantically goal oriented. Travel is recreation, as in recreate, create again. So relax, channel the inner child and have fun. Don’t worry so much about what people will think of you. […]
Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old
- Franz Kafka
Art Meets Science
Beginning in 1924 with the construction of their historic headquarters building in Washington, DC, the National Academy of Sciences has been an advocate for the arts; particularly when art intersects science. The building has an impressive collection of murals, sculpture and other artwork and is open to the public from 9:00 to 5:00 weekdays. The […]
Palma – a great restaurant in a great city!
New York is a fantastic city. Some people say they find it a bit overwhelming but that will never be the case for us – especially Hillary. New York is really a set of approachable neighborhoods, each with its own character and potential adventures. Despite the challenges we already face maintaining multiple residences, each time […]
All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.
- Charles M. Schulz
Night and Day
If you’re in Philadelphia stop by the Allens Lane Art Center to see work by two great photographers – Thom Goertel and Bryan Karl Lathrop. Thom’s work highlights the quiet beauty of cities after dark, while Bryan’s photographs are brimming with activity. The exhibit – Night and Day – is free and open to the […]
Without music life would be a mistake
- Friedrich Nietzsche
Keys to Travel Happiness (a series)
Number Three: Don’t over schedule.   Every day at home you’re tied to a schedule – work, school, errands, chores… Don’t take that mindset and that pressure with you when you travel. After all, the word vacation comes from the Latin vacare: to be unoccupied. (Hard to believe we know both etymology and Latin, right? […]
Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will spend its whole life believing it is stupid.
- Albert Einstein
Bienvenue Bearnaise
Second Time’s a Charm. DC is a town built on promises that are rarely delivered, and there are plenty of restaurants around the Capitol that follow that lead. They oversell and under perform. White tablecloths, long winded menu descriptions, overpriced whiskey, and badly cooked steaks; most are over reaching and fall flat.  There are some […]
Keys to Travel Happiness (a series)
Number Two: Talk to strangers. We’re not suggesting you walk up to random people on the street (although we don’t judge, so if that’s your thing…) Have dinner at the bar or lunch at a communal table. Sit near the crowd at the beach. Then find a way to get the conversation going. Most people, […]
Travel brings power and love back into your life.
- Rumi
Forget the mall… Philanshopit! Philanshopit allows customers to purchase socially responsible items without sacrificing style. Founders Hanna and Aubrey aim to drastically increase consumer impact by providing unique, fashionable, and socially responsible merchandise.
If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.
- J.R.R. Tolkien