A Tribute to Elio Quarisa, Venetian Glass Master

Posted: Friday, February 18, 2011 | Category: Reflections, Travel Stories


His love for glasswork and his desire to guarantee the Murano glass tradition led him, in his retirement, to teach future generations of those who share this passion, including in the United States at nonprofit glass centers such as Public Glass in San Francisco and Chicago Hot Glass. — The GLASS Quarterly Hot Sheet, December […]

A Little Bite Out of the Big Apple

Posted: Thursday, February 3, 2011 | Category: Reflections, Travel Stories, Travel Tips


I’m going to show you the real New York — witty, smart, and international — like any metropolis. Tell me this: where in Europe can you find old Hungary, old Russia, old France, old Italy? In Europe you’re trying to copy America, you’re almost American. But here you’ll find Europeans who immigrated a hundred years […]