Urban Gardens Curates Very Short List

June 6, 2012 by


Opera, an über-luxurious mobile tent, was part of my curated piece for Very Short List. Photo: YSIN.

I was honored to be today’s curator for one of my favorite sites, Very Short List. It’s a cool daily e-mail that shares cultural gems from a different curator every day. Nothing long to read, just three extremely short little ditties that are basically one big idea, plus two extra details connected by some sort of thematic thread.

My contribution for the Style category, Luxury Camping Travelers Sleeping Al Fresco, was about luxury camping and, at the other end of the spectrum, camping in private backyard gardens:

1) Commune with nature without sacrificing the frills: Go Glamping offers a directory of luxury campsites—which is a relatively new concept. 2) Garden camping: For budget outdoor digs, camp out in other people’s private gardens, like this spot in Thewattspad’s Place, London. 3) Or enjoy the luxuries and comfort of a hotel against the backdrop of nature: Opera is a modern mobile “suite in nature.”

From the Recent VSL Archives
If you are a regular Urban Gardens follower, you know how much I love Paris, having lived there for a bit, returning whenever I can. That’s why I loved how Rosecrans Baldwin, author of the must-read hilarious new memoir, Paris, I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down, recently served up:


Photo: New York Magazine

1) Everything you need to know (and purchase) to become a massive wine fraud—a fascinating account of a giant wine con. 2) The best book about wine, French or otherwise, is a Japanese comic series, The Drops of God, which recently became available in English. 3) Even great French winemakers can fall prey to copy-editing mistakes. I still wouldn’t kick a Tissier Sancerre out of bed for having dummy copy on its label.

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