St. Petersburg and the Hermitage

By Lori Verderame As an art historian and professional fine art and antiques appraiser, I have spent my fair share of professional and personal time in the world’s museums. I have had the good fortune to visit and lecture among fine works of art and antiques from various cultures. I started my museum career at…

Sail, Sip and Savor Copenhagen, Denmark

By Mara Papatheodorou, your Tastes & Traditions Expert As the gateway to Scandinavia and the capital of Denmark, charming yet contemporary Copenhagen, mixes the old with the new. Danish for “merchants harbor”, waterways and small islets dominate this City of Spires known for its glorious palaces and churches. Overflowing with culture and cafes, stroll picturesque 17th century Nyhaven Harbor or shop…

Sail, Sip and Savor St. Patrick’s Day!

By Mara Papatheodorou, your Tastes & Traditions Expert Love of life, national pride, Celtic music and folklore are all parts of Irish heritage to be honored. And with them are blessings, good wishes, poems and toasts. Irish or not, get in the spirit and celebrate the day of Ireland’s patron saint, St. Patrick on March 17th.  ‘Tis…