Recently, I had the pleasure to be the moderator for a panel whose distinguished participants included Mr. Benson and were part of "Artist as Author," an unusual exhibition at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County museum in Lake Worth, Florida.
Building on the success of Hogsmeade, Hogwarts Castle and the award-winning "Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey" attraction, Universal Orlando Resort and Warner Bros. Entertainment today announced an expansion of historic proportion.
Of all the musicians on social media, who'd guess that Swing Out Sister would be influential tastemakers in 2013? Judging from the Brit duo's highly engaged following on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, there's plenty of evidence that they are still crafting the soundtrack to our lives.
With The Great Gatsby. hitting theaters May 10, 2013, I've rounded up some Gatsby-inspired luxury lodgings. Before cinematically whisking off to West Egg, live it up Art Deco-styles in New York, London and even Lucerne, Switzerland.
Too small, and you won't find the amenities and services that make life on the road bearable. Too large and bustling, and you may find your stay unpleasant. I call just-right-sized properties "Goldilocks" hotels.
If Earth Day finds you deep within the concrete jungle, don't despair: you can still pay tribute to nature and commune with the trees in lush city parks and green spaces tucked into some of the world's most dense and developed cities.
So though mega-metropolises like Buenos Aires, Hong Kong, or Los Angeles might intimidate you, fear not. You can always retreat to these intimate boutiques for some quiet time amidst the bustle of the big city.