Wednesday, October 29, 2014

an evening in NYC with George R. R. Martin

Who hasn't heard of Game of Thrones by now? Who is not hooked on the HBO TV series? Do you live under a rock? 

The stage is set at 92Y.

Not us! We are die hard fans of both the books and the series. Yes, there's more than one! 

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

sharing London, part 2

This week the wonder | wander | women read an interview with travel writer Pico Iyer on Pure Life Experiences, a travel magazine. Pico Iyer lives in Nara, one of the most beautiful cities in Japan, and grew up in Santa Barbara, California, where his mother still lives.

He says:
"When I’m at my desk or traipsing off to the health-club or paying my bills, I often sleepwalk through my life, barely aware of the beauties around me.  
"As soon as a friend visits me in either place, I’m newly attentive to what’s wondrous about my hometowns, and newly excited about them. And the minute I’m in a place I think of as foreign, I start watching everything around me, so that even the smallest details become something curious and fascinating."

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

NYC - a beautiful life!

For those of us who grew up with the songs of Carole King, watching the musical Beautiful is an immersion back to the days we first heard each of these anthems. 

Stephen Sondheim Theater Marquee

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

sharing London, part 1

This month the wonder | wander | women have been unusually blessed with a steady stream of visitors! Our London contingent has had three different guests in as many weeks, and it's fun to go back to my first years here.

View of the Thames from the upper-floor cafe of the Tate Modern

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

A Roman Holiday

Roman View from the top of the Spanish Steps
Ancient and modern, timeless and current - all cohabit in the central capital of Italy, Rome. 

Beginning our ascent up the Spanish Steps
Whether drawn here by its history and heritage, its art and architecture, its views and vistas, its food and fashion – Rome will seduce you.