Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Barbican Conservatory: concrete jungle

Every summer, once a week, the Barbican opens a very special section to the garden-loving public. The Barbican Conservatory is London's second-largest greenhouse, next to Kew Gardens. Unlike the greenhouses in Kew Gardens, it's relatively small, split into several levels, and is in the heart of the city.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Behind the Scenes: Kubo and the Two Strings | stop-motion and voice production

Kubo and the Two Strings hit theaters on August 19 and with it wonder | wander | women celebrate a love for animated film we have never outgrown.

Already known as the best animated film of the summer, the movie is from acclaimed animation studio Laika who brought us CoralineParaNorman and The Boxtrolls.

Kubo and the Two Strings is an epic new adventure of one hero’s journey to make his own path. It is the 10th year anniversary presentation celebrating the art and science behind Laika's genius and creativity.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

London museum shops - summer trippin'!

With the BBC making dire predictions that this could be the last week of truly hot summer in London, we couldn't help but grab every last second of sun available. Monday to Wednesday was a three-day season of what the British newspapers call a 'scorchio': the classic heatwave that brings the sun-starved public out in waves to every park, bank or canal side, or anywhere that catches just a bit of blue sky.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

family movie date at iPic

Love going to the movies but are loath to leave the lap of luxurious comfort at home? Now we may not have to give one up to gain the other. 

Hamid Hashemi's dine-in theater, iPic Hudson Lights, may be the answer to a pampered movie going experience away from even the best home theater. 

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

over the hills and far away

In these days of connectivity and fast travel, a friend leaving the country isn't the end of the world like it used to be.

It still aches though - especially when your friend is an expatriate like you, the two of you bound by a common love of your adopted homeland.