Travels to New York City Via Instagram

October 21, 2013

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It may be my backyard, but whenever I’m in New York City I like to view it as though I’m visiting it for the first time. Join me on a visual and virtual journey to one of my favorite cities. No … Read More…

Experiencing Girona Through Its Legends

September 11, 2013

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What I love about travel is that it is about more than place, it’s about storytelling. Through stories, we as visitors begin to absorb the essence of where we are, both historically and in the moment, and most importantly within … Read More…

An Edible Roundup: Where We’ve Been Eating Lately

August 16, 2013

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Lately we’ve featured a few can’t-miss culinary ventures, including tasty fried flowers prepared by a foraging chef, and an idyllic restaurant famed for its onsite laboratory and farm. Here’s a quick look back at the edible innovations we’ve been exploring, Read More…

Travel: Gardens Highlight of South African Farm Hotel

June 27, 2013

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Imagine a self-sustained utopia laden with delicious food and drink, set amidst sandstone mountains and lush winelands. In South Africa, within an hour from the Cape Town International Airport, this utopia exists.

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Babylonstoren is an historic Cape Dutch farm built … Read More…

Report From Paris: Hidden Gardens, an Urban Vineyard, Cheese and a Bottle of Rosé

September 16, 2012


Neighborhood florist adverting on roof of delivery car. Photo: Robin Plaskoff Horton, Urban Gardens.

I arrived in Paris last week to attend the design show Maison et Objet and absorb all I could from the concurrent Paris Design Week. If … Read More…

Garden Camping: The New Trend for Budget Digs

February 20, 2012


Contemporary London garden, Thewattspad’s Place,  available for garden camping.

Garden camping is a cool new concept in which homeowners rent their private gardens to campers. From urban gardens to country estates, tourists in search of affordable garden accommodations and gardeners offering … Read More…

Urban Gardens Livin’ La Vida Loca

February 23, 2011

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Even blogs need a vacation from time to time…Urban Gardens was on Playa Maroma in Mexico, about half an hour from Cancun,  enjoying a respite from the relentless east coast snow.

Tropical flowers, oh how I wish I could have … Read More…

Urban Gardens in the Privacy of Your Bedroom

May 14, 2010

Located at the intersection of fairy tale and surrealism, the new Milan hotel Maison Moschino brings nature indoors to guest rooms with names like Life is a Bed of Roses, Forest, and Ivy.

The hotel’s creative team, led by creative … Read More…

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