Art and architecture: A city is defined by its classics, ancient or modern

by Rashmee

Posted on February 16, 2014


The National Gallery’s spring exhibition, ‘Building the Picture’ will be worth it for that simplest …

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San Francisco FF. Port au Prince FF. Or how to sum up a city in 5 seconds flat

by Rashmee

Posted on February 13, 2014


Here’s some ideas for San Francisco, emailed a colleague who had lived there awhile: Ride …

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Muir Woods: California’s ancient tree city, sacred space dating to 909 AD

by Rashmee

Posted on February 12, 2014


Muir Woods, half-an-hour out of San Francisco, is the city of trees, not just any …

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It’s got to be a happy lunar new year if you’re in San Francisco’s Chinatown

by Rashmee

Posted on February 11, 2014


It’s lucky that lunar new year celebrations run 15 days because here we are in …

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Sonoma city: Everyman’s favourite because it’s emphatically not Napa

by Rashmee

Posted on February 10, 2014


Five months ago, Sonoma city found its way into the top 10 friendliest cities in …

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The good life, as patented by California, gets better. Especially the back note

by Rashmee

Posted on February 9, 2014


Here, in the twin valleys that are California’s famous wine country, the good life has …

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An unctuous bagna cauda is a thing of beauty. But not @thestinkingrose

by Rashmee

Posted on February 8, 2014


I firmly believe in the philosophy that you can never have enough garlic. As the …

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Sochi: A city limited by an impossibly high bar and the Putin effect

by Rashmee

Posted on February 7, 2014


It shouldn’t have been this way for an ancient city, but Sochi has gripped the …

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San Francisco: A city debating prosperity spiral vs pretty flowers in the hair

by Rashmee

Posted on February 5, 2014


Here in San Francisco there’s disconcerting news, ie that the epicenter of America’s income …

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America’s #1 Burger, says Oprah of this quirky Ft Lauderdale eatery

by Rashmee

Posted on February 4, 2014


Oprah’s show and GQ magazine voted Le Tub as purveyors of the best hamburgers …

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK