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'Explore Umbria' With Steve McCurry

Paula H. Noe | Posted 07.29.2014 | Travel
Paula H. Noe

Perugia is about an hour's train ride away from Spoleto, and Steve McCurry's exhibit there is fabulous. He is a terrific photojournalist, probably best known for his powerful National Geographic cover shot of the beautiful 'Afghan Girl' with the piercing eyes.

And Italian Bathrooms...

Paula H. Noe | Posted 07.28.2014 | Travel
Paula H. Noe

I yearn for a bathroom that is perfect for me, and admit, sadly, that I haven't found it in Italy. The idea of a lovely, clean, spacious room for me t...

The Festival Is Over in Spoleto

Paula H. Noe | Posted 07.24.2014 | Travel
Paula H. Noe

It is quiet again here in Spoleto, and that feels so good. The Festival Dei 2Mondi (Festival of 2 Worlds) ended with a glorious Final Concert in the Duomo Piazza, complete with American show tunes from the 50s and 60s!

Spoleto Festival Dei 2Mondi

Paula H. Noe | Posted 07.23.2014 | Travel
Paula H. Noe

I love arts festivals, especially the opportunity to see so many new and interesting and challenging performances, and the Spoleto Festival dei 2Mondi was really amazing.

Spoleto Festival Dei 2Mondi

Paula H. Noe | Posted 06.30.2014 | Travel
Paula H. Noe

The Spoleto Festival dei 2Mondi (big big arts festival) started on Friday and the town, its residents and its shops have all been spiffed up; the air of anticipation and the wandering tourists are both readily evident.

Italian Kitchens...

Paula H. Noe | Posted 06.23.2014 | Travel
Paula H. Noe

The kitchen is just so important to me, to Italy, to almost everyone I know. So, as I am sitting in my Spoleto kitchen looking out at the clouds and r...

Spoleto: First Impressions

Paula H. Noe | Posted 06.13.2014 | Travel
Paula H. Noe

Stairs, everywhere! And, what did I expect, coming to a medieval hill town ("older than Rome", said a proud resident)?

Only in Charleston: The Top 5 Things You Can't Find Anywhere Else

Pam Grout | Posted 08.12.2013 | Travel
Pam Grout

In Charleston, South Carolina, unlike many American cities where it's sometimes hard to find anything original, it's hard to find anything that's not completely one-of-a-kind.

WATCH: Fast Food Chain Offers Free Meal To Beautiful Women

Posted 05.31.2013 | Women

On the heels of Dove's massively successful "Real Beauty" campaign -- and a fair share of backlash -- comes another viral campaign that encourages wom...

Italian Opera, North Carolina Style

AP | BRUCE SMITH | Posted 07.25.2012 | Home

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- The 36th edition of the Spoleto Festival USA is open in Charleston. The festival got under way at noon Friday with a peal of chu...

Culture Zohn Off the C(H)uff: Wendy Whelan: Sexy, Modern, Muse of the Dance

Patricia Zohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Patricia Zohn

2009-01-23-zpull.jpg What's it like to be a muse to famous artists? What is it like to inspire creativity, to have people study your body, the way you move, the tilt of your head?