A Bit o’ the Green

A Bit o’ the Green

I’m looking out the window at a bleak landscape: patches of snow on the ground, a milky gleam where the sun’s shining behind the clouds, and everything is drab, drab, drab. Oh, and, it’s 27.5 degrees out, with a nice raw breeze. That said, there are signs of spring—the tell-tale tips of daffs and crocuses, […]

Vojtěch Kubašta Exhibit – Part 3

Vojtěch Kubašta Exhibit – Part 3

This is a continuation of coverage of the “Pop-Ups from Prague: A Centennial Celebration of the Graphic Artistry of Vojtěch Kubašta (1914-1992)” exhibit, curated by Ellen Rubin, The Pop-Up Lady, and taking place at The Grolier Club through tomorrow, Saturday, March 15th, 2014. (For more information, please see Part 1 and Part 2 of this […]

Vojtěch Kubašta Exhibit – Part 2

Vojtěch Kubašta Exhibit – Part 2

This is a continuation of coverage of the “Pop-Ups from Prague: A Centennial Celebration of the Graphic Artistry of Vojtěch Kubašta (1914-1992)” exhibit, curated by Ellen Rubin, The Pop-Up Lady, and taking place at the Grolier Club through Saturday, March 15th, 2014. (For more information, please see Part 1 of this series of posts.) Kubašta […]

Vojtěch Kubašta Exhibit – Part 1

Vojtěch Kubašta Exhibit – Part 1

Let me start right off by saying that if you’re anywhere within a day’s journey of New York City, and can carve the time out between now and Saturday to get downtown, then plan a trip to go see the “Pop-Ups from Prague: A Centennial Celebration of the Graphic Artistry of Vojtěch Kubašta (1914-1992)” exhibit […]

Spring is in the Air – Part 2

Spring is in the Air – Part 2

So, there’s another storm bearing down on a good portion of the country. Many of us should check (for seemingly the hundredth time this season), to see if there’s any sand, deicer, or salt left, and whether the handle on the shovel is going to make it through another heavy snowfall. But, in the interest […]

S’Wanderings: Cape Ann, Massachusetts – The Paper Mermaid

S’Wanderings: Cape Ann, Massachusetts – The Paper Mermaid

One of the main reasons we went to Rockport was to visit The Paper Mermaid. I’d never been to the shop before (I found out about it online), so I was happy to find it exactly as I’d imagined: a cute storefront on Rockport’s picturesque Main Street, jam-packed with all kinds of eye candy. It’s […]

S’Wanderings: Cape Ann, Massachusetts – Rockport

S’Wanderings: Cape Ann, Massachusetts – Rockport

Posted by on Sep 11, 2013 in Art, S'Wanderings, S'Wicked Blog, Travel, Whimsy

We spent the second day of our two-day adventure in Rockport. Rockport is picture-postcard, practically designed for sightseeing and touristing. We visited the popular downtown area, crammed with shops, galleries, boutiques, and restaurants. I had a few must-visit shops on my list, for the sake of this blog, and I’ll be sharing those with you […]

S’Wanderings: Cape Ann, Massachusetts – Bass Rocks Ocean Inn, Gloucester

S’Wanderings: Cape Ann, Massachusetts – Bass Rocks Ocean Inn, Gloucester

Posted by on Sep 10, 2013 in Art, S'Wanderings, S'Wicked Blog, Travel

After tooling around Gloucester, we decided to take the next step in our Cape Ann journey and find our hotel and check in. I’d done some research online, and based on reviews and location next to rocky surf, chose the Bass Rocks Ocean Inn for our overnight. As we followed the roads hugging the Gloucester […]

S’Wanderings: Cape Ann, Massachusetts – Gloucester Sights

S’Wanderings: Cape Ann, Massachusetts – Gloucester Sights

This week, I’m featuring my first series of “S’Wanderings” posts. S’Wanderings feature sites, lodging, good eats, and of course, stationery shops, book stores, toy stores, galleries, and other points of miscellaneous interest. For those of you who’ve never heard of Cape Ann: geographically, it could be considered Cape Cod’s baby sister. It sits on the […]