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Guinness kept this secret brewery closed to the public for a century

Guinness kept this secret brewery closed to the public for a century

Published in USA Today

Last year alone, almost 1.5 million people visited the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin, but only a fraction of them – mostly local beer enthusiasts and a few in-the-know travelers – entered the iconic brewery’s secret experimental brewpub within Guinness’ sprawling headquarters at St. James Gate.

Where to eat in Napa, according to Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto

Where to eat in Napa, according to Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto

Published in USA Today

If we could harness the seemingly everlasting energy of Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto, it might be quite possible to light up a small city – with extra power to spare. 

Collector's Notebook: Art in the Open

Collector's Notebook: Art in the Open

Published in Western Art & Architecture

From sea to shining sea, the U.S. is filled with fine art in plain sight. Sculptures or murals highlight street corners and courtyards, museum-quality pieces are displayed in public view and site-specific works break the monotony of the everyday hustle. Such creative efforts prove that art is meaningful as a collective experience.

A Quick Travel Guide to Center City Philadelphia

A Quick Travel Guide to Center City Philadelphia

Published in Travel Age West

Philadelphia is a city that blends old with new — celebrating its history while embracing the reinvention of everything from its architecture and design to its diverse food offerings. Walkable and easy to navigate, Center City Philadelphia is abundant with hip cafes, award-winning restaurants, stylish boutiques and world-class museums.

Wanderings: Art Escapes In Portland, Oregon

Wanderings: Art Escapes In Portland, Oregon

Published in Western Art & Architecture

Offering an artistic odyssey, the city of Portland, Oregon, blends a range of art and architectural styles, dating from thousands of years ago with the tribes of the Pacific Northwest to more contemporary offerings that have inspired the slogan “Keep Portland Weird.” A diverse destination, the city of roughly 600,000 people attracts a melting pot of individuals with varied interests and earnest passions. 

Western Landmark: Sunset Marquis Hotel - Western Art & Architecture

Western Landmark: Sunset Marquis Hotel - Western Art & Architecture

Published in Western Art & Architecture

It’s easy to miss the hidden oasis that lies behind the unassuming entrance to the Sunset Marquis Hotel in West Hollywood, California. Tucked away on a narrow, hilly street, this 152 – room property is creatively described by longtime co – owner Mark Rosenthal as “Mid-century, contemporary Mediterranean eclectic.” Indeed it is, as America’s first all – suite hotel reveals itself to guests slowly and dreamlike, in an amalgamation of styles, with delightful and surprising bucolic layers.