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Number 16

While in London on a photoshoot I stayed at “Number 16” a super cozy and very English little Hotel in South Kensington. Owned by the Firmdale Hotel Group, the folks that also brought you the amazing “Crosby Street Hotel in NYC”. I  felt like staying at a relatives's home-a long lost aritocratic English aunt perhaps? […]


Spring sprung

Beautiful spring is here…in London that is.  I am here  this week for a photo production and London is in gorgeous bloom and sadly much ahead of snowy Chicago.


Super Snowball Sunday

A snowy Sunday afternoon spend on Northerly Island here in Chicago… “Daphne” ( entirely build out of old Cadillac parts btw.) looks gorgeous in the white Winter scape. Our carefully placed snowballs adorn the crab apples in front of the old Meigs Field Aviation building. And look we started building an igloo…Thanks for playing Sam, […]

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The Phoenix Report

We just came back from a long weekend visiting family and BINTH friends in Phoenix…Here a few things I wanted to share. The Hotel Theodore in Scottsdale. All white, a beautiful pool and rooms that try hard to be trendy. The crowd: party all night. Not the place to go if you have children with […]


The Cathedral

On our last day in Germany, a beautiful sun laden fall day, we went to the city of Frankfurt… Our first visit: The “Dom.” Build out of red sand stone the Frankfurt Cathedral was constructed in the 14th and 15th centuries on the foundation of an earlier church.  Gothic. Haunting. Humbling.

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The George

The George Hotel in Hamburg. British themed and German operated….think of this Hotel as a Club House that works. ( Barcelona chairs and a big deep sofa in the fireplace room just of the lobby-perfect to cuddle up in for those long distance calls home) Pleasant colors, (dark greys, rich browns) smart designs, solid wooden […]


Hamburg Hafen

The port is of Hamburg was founded on May 7, 1189 for its strategic location. It has been Central Europe's main port for centuries. It is majestic. And busy-with cargo ships coming in and out, cranes awaiting to lift containers like lego bricks (the square ones) off boats the size of cityblocks. Tourists are buzzing […]


"The Alster"

The Alster is Hamburg's soul. Created by damming part of the River Elbe in the 13th century, the lake and its little canals that take you through the residential backyards of Hamburg is now an integral part of the cityscape. (Hamburg has more bridges than Venice, Italy by the way…) The “Alster” covers an area […]