Union Station project is 'well under way'
Historic elements, such as the huge clock in the concourse have been saved and will be restored and re-installed. Moskal noted the only change in the concourse from its historic look would be the addition of a 45 foot-wide sign with travel information ...
April 10, 2015
An Old-Time Grace in Travel Clocks
Several companies have focused on the nostalgia factor associated with certain kinds of luxury travel — with vintage-design luggage, for example — notably on the Queen Mary 2 ocean liner or the Orient-Express trains. The train company once sold a ...
March 18, 2015
Why I'm not buying an Apple Watch... yet
I have several to choose from - from beater Casios to an Omega - and yet most of the time I'm watchless and tell the time by looking at my iPhone, or my Macs, or the clock in my car, or just eyeballing the sun and going for a guesstimate. In fact, I've ...
April 9, 2015
Colombia's treasures revealed
looked like a stage set. Willys Jeeps, the vintage vehicles that are the favoured transport of estate-managers, occupied an entire side. But there was Gabo again, and an evocative line from Love in the Time of Cholera, which unfolds in a ...
April 10, 2015
Round Table: Reflections On Baselworld 2015
I quite liked the Calatrava Travel Time. As far as “sacrilege” goes, it's hardly a frontrunner. The watch combines a taste of vintage with modern technology; the case is also extremely nice as is the movement. BC: Patek Philippe's excellent enamel ...
April 9, 2015
Delving into the past and presents
At Decades, David Stewart guides me around his unique finds while Chloe, a 12-year-old English mastiff, curls up behind a counter topped with antique figurines and a key-operated doll carousel from the 1880s. One grandfather clock's chime is so rich ...
April 5, 2015
Opulence Abounds at $11000 Per Head Passover Event
From the curated vintage wine to the Viennese dessert buffets to the nightly entertainment performed by renowned Jewish comics and daily speakers such as Ted Cruz, one thing is absolutely certain: This isn't your bubby's Passover. Well-heeled families ...
April 3, 2015
The first trip was with a group of dear friends after church on a Sunday afternoon- We stopped for lunch in La Grange and picked up some sweets to snack on for the afternoon- then we shopped till the tents closed. Jill Suzanne was the background for this shirt promoting 'It's all about the JUNK- No New Stuff' and Next Stop. Jill Suzanne has this nice permanent show house on the hill in Warrenton- you can normally smell her signature scented wax melts before you get in the door. Models we are not- but we do enjoy promoting the Barn Sale. Also- if you are interested in one of these shirts we hope to place another order (these were all special order) by September. I was so tickled by the Party Poopers sign at the Barn Sale I had to get in on it at Warrenton. Texas Trash and Treasures is a great business and we are glad to be friends with them. 20 + years in the junk business and still going. The girls were looking at these and the vendor tells them they came out of a school in Gonzales- Yep- We stopped in our tracks. Neither one of them had a place for one, I could have used 2, Two years ago. The neat part is that one of my friends with me has that last name. Then I thought about a darling friend that is pregnant and.
I began my break by leaving London (actually 1 day before classes formally ended), to travel to Denmark and Sweden before heading to the U. S. for my brother’s wedding. Why go somewhere knowingly cold, while traveling alone, 5 days before you go stateside. Cross something off of my bucket list, see blazing colors coming from the sky and follow them ie – The Northern Lights. Of course in my mind, there was not a question as to whether my body could handle the multiple back to back flights I had subscribe myself to, nor the likelihood I could actually see those lights. I arrived in Copenhagen around 8pm. The airport didn’t seem too unusual. The same coffee shops and restaurants tucked away in between busy people coming and going in every direction. I trudged along, carrying my duffel bag in one arm and small pack in the other, heading to a train to take me to the city center. Most people speak nearly perfect English and are kind enough to help if you ask. After seeing a girl giving directions to a few people, I jumped on that bandwagon and asked for help. We found ourselves on the same train to Norreport station in Copenhagen. She was from Sweden, where I was going, so we talked about the Northern lights about the biking culture in Copenhagen and about anything and nothing.
While I wouldn't have minded some swim suit weather, this year's spring break was definitely not Cabo or PV. Last Friday at six in the morning, Tori and I left Barcelona with our bags packed for more winter weather and potential rain. We were headed off to Berlin and Prague before returning to Barcelona for Easter weekend with Tori's family. Between Berlin and Prague, Tori and I spent many hours getting lost, dining with strangers, chasing good coffee, asking locals to explain the history, making more American friends, and lastly, taking ribbon pics. First things first: Tori and I like to go about things the hard way. While planning spring break, Tori and I had split up the cities so each of us could become the respective "Berlin expert" and "Prague expert". Well, for the next couple of hours we proceeded to get even more lost by the Berlin metro system which I swear would not have been any easier to navigate even if we could have read the German signage. Once we finally emerged from the metro, our Berlin expert Tori realized she had taken us to the Berlin Wall Memorial and not the remaining strip of the Berlin Wall referred to as the East Side Gallery. So Day 1 of spring break concluded without us seeing any of the famous Berlin sights, minus Checkpoint Charlie but Tori and I have decided this is not a sight.
Escape the hustle and bustle of Auckland
Castaways Resort offers blo-karting, clay-shooting and 4X4 tours; in Awhitu, go horse riding or, for the less adventurous, beyond Waiuku is the Glenbrook Vintage Railway ... huge fun for everybody: bikes, clock, cannons, music boxes.
April 4, 2015
Opulence Abounds at $11,000 Per Head Passover Event
From the curated vintage wine to the Viennese dessert buffets to the nightly ... "We have great rabbis giving speeches and classes around the clock," said Joey Allaham, an organizer with the The Prime Experience, an extension of the Prime Hospitality ...
April 4, 2015
Four Years in the Making: Angelus Finally Presents the U10 Tourbillion Lumière at Baselworld
Influenced by the brand’s multi-display travel clocks of the ’60s and ‘70s, the Angelus piece combines vintage aesthetics with a state-of-the-art tourbillion to create a rare modern timepiece. Featuring hours, minute, dead-beat seconds and a 90-hour ...
March 24, 2015