Château de Selles-sur-Cher: A Drizzly Wine Tasting in the French Countryside

Imagine you have a successful career in pharmaceutical sales. Then imagine, at age 38, giving that all up and going back to the equivalent of high school to start your education over, this time focusing on wine instead. If you did that, I would have to imagine you were pretty damn passionate about wine. Nicolas, the owner … More Château de Selles-sur-Cher: A Drizzly Wine Tasting in the French Countryside

New York: The First Signs of Spring at Central Park

The moment springtime rolls around – if, in fact, it has well and truly rolled around and we don’t get some random cold spell next week – I become a massive cliché. Instantly, I want to photograph ALL. THE. FLOWERS. As luck would have it, though, New York gives me plenty of opportunities to do just … More New York: The First Signs of Spring at Central Park

Guédelon: Medieval Construction in Modern France

When you travel a lot, sometimes things can, inevitably, acquire a bit of samey-ness. Oh look, here’s another stately old European cathedral! There’s a grand castle with that luxurious, colorful, velvety wallpaper! And, see, over here, there’s a painting by a Renaissance master! Which isn’t to say any of those things are bad – and in … More Guédelon: Medieval Construction in Modern France

New York: A Trip to Thailand at NYBG’s Orchid Show

I’m currently in my third year of living in New York (when did that happen?!?!), and one of the cool things about that is I’ve now done certain events enough times that they’ve begun to feel like real traditions. Take, for example, New York Botanical Garden’s annual Orchid Show. I visited in 2015 and 2016 and … More New York: A Trip to Thailand at NYBG’s Orchid Show