Tilt Kids Festival

For about a month, the French Institute/Alliance Française in New York, along with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, are hosting the Tilt Kids Festival, a unique and innovative way to children’s entertainment and fun.  Ines and I checked out the Le Bestiare exhibit, a make-believe zoo where kids can imagine themselves donning on …

Week 2/52

Weekly snapshots of my girls and life in general in 2016 We went back to our routines, which surprisingly went smoothly despite two weeks of vacation. The toughest day last week was Monday when Chiara had a two-hour tennis clinic while Ines had dance. It was the kind of day that made me feel like …

Picasso’s Sculptures

I read somewhere that Pablo Picasso’s birthday was this past Sunday, October 25th.  Having recently seen some of  his sculptures that are currently being exhibited at the MOMA in New York, I thought it would be fitting to look at some of his works as a sculptor in greater detail. First, I have to be clear.  I LOVE Picasso …

Philippine Gold Exhibit – Pre-Colonial Life in the Land

A couple of weeks ago, I went to the “Philippine Gold” exhibit at Asia Society New York. It’s a wonderful showcase of life in the Philippines before the Spaniards colonized the country in 1521 and stayed on for roughly another 400 years. In particular, the highlights of the exhibit focused on the intricate and masterful …

New Whitney

I finally got around to going to the new Whitney Museum by the old Meatpacking District, adjacent to the High Line. One of the things I love when I have some down time and the kids are in school is to check out different museums in the city, alone, when I can truly concentrate on …

Fondation Louis Vuitton

On our last day in Paris a couple of weekend ago, we went to the Fondation Louis Vuitton, a museum and creative space to showcase LVMH’s art collection and hold fashion shows.  Designed by Frank Gehry, the space is a wonderfully gigantic establishment that resembles an oversized sailboat.  It is  something to marvel at from …