Hearting Our Art at The Blackstone, Hotel in Chicago

Checking out the Art and Architecture in Chicago has been in my travel wishlist for quite sometime.  Now that Sneha (can’t call her teen anymore! the girl just turned 20 this month) has taken a keen interest in creative studies – while pursing a major in Genetics at the University! Read More …

A Staycation exploring fun things to do in Frisco Texas

Thanks to the boys baseball schedule we had to stay home this Spring break, no trips to exotic beach destinations not even driving trips to the the hill country which has been the norm for us all these years.  But between all those games practices and tournaments we managed to Read More …

Best Instagrammable spots in Dallas, Fort Worth and the Suburbs

When we travel I don’t typically seek out Instagrammy locations but seek out experiences. But when we are home in Dallas it is a fun to find Instagramy spots on weekends when we don’t have baseball games, plans with friends or other commitments.  We have vibrant murals, neat architecture and Read More …

Discovering different strokes : Street Art Around the World

Do you love finding alleyways filled with murals and street art? Neither confined to the walls of museums nor having to follow anyone’s rules, these murals and graffiti sometimes have political messages, sometimes just splashes of colors but always give us a glimpse of local culture.  The independent artworks may Read More …

Street Art in Americas and Canada

If you are looking to find Street Art in Americas and Canada, you have come to the right place.  Here is a list of places in Canada, North America and South America where you can find some amazing street – photos taken by travel bloggers during their travels, along with tips Read More …

Street Art in San Francisco : An Art walk in Mission District

On our girls weekend in San Francisco, while sipping coffee at the SFMOMA, my daughter looked at me and said – if you want to really see the essence of San Francisco you need to go to Mission District and spent some time at the Dolores Park.  This is not Read More …

Girls Getaway : Plano Art and Wine walk

When art and wine come together in Plano’s historic neighborhood, how can I not go… so I gathered my favorite gal pals to sample some wine, admire art and catch up under the twinkling lights at McCall Plaza in Downtown Plano.   We checked in at Events 1013 – it Read More …

DFWSAFF : Dallas’s very own South Asian Film Festival

Four years ago, one frost evening we braved icy road conditions to attended the first DFWSAFF screening in Angelika, Plano. I was excited to see the inaugural opening film that night – Brahmin Bulls an uplifting father and son story set in Los Angeles. I was pretty excited that the Dallas Read More …

Paul Gauguin : The artist who went to Tahiti and never came back

Paul Gauguin in Tahiti The word Tahiti evokes visions of an exotic island paradise. With 118 islands boasting high, rugged mountain peaks, coral reefs, turquoise-blue lagoons, white sand, palm-fringed beaches, and luxuriously intimate resorts, each island paradise has something for everyone. Bora Bora, Moorea, Huahine, Taha’a, Raiatea, Manihi, Tikehau, Rangiroa, Fakarava, Read More …

Visiting Van Gogh Asylum in Saint Remy

Vincent Van Gogh – the famous Dutchman once said “There are two ways of thinking about painting, how not to do it and how to do it: how to do it – with much drawing and little color; how not to do it – with much color and little drawing.”  His Read More …

Gustav Klimt : The Golden Kiss and more at the Belvedere, Vienna

Almost everyone has heard of the famous Painting Kiss by Gustav Klimt which portrays a couple in a loving embrace sharing an intimate moment in a field of flowers and gold leaf.  Gustav Klimt was an Austrian Symbolist painter and one of the most prominent members of the Vienna Art Read More …