Category Archives: News

Enjoying Christmastime in Asheville

Nothing beats Christmas in Asheville. This year, as every year, we have a few fun activities planned for the week of Christmas. We are going to start, as we always do, at the Antique Tobacco Barn in town. It is actually nationally recognized as one of the best antique malls in the Southeast and it has received recognition in Southern… (more…)

Enjoying the Highland Fling

We’re having an amazing time at the Highland Fling in Florida (see my last post for more background information). My husband and I had a fantastic time at the opening party. Who wouldn’t enjoy sampling Scottish beers, listening to bagpipes and tasking haggis for the first time (eeewwwwww). There was even a Highland Whiskey Lounge which was a great deal… (more…)

Sparkling New York Times Article Discusses Biennale

When I can’t get to important art exhibits and antique shows, I love reading about them vicariously through the more prestigious news sources. I was enjoying one article, for instance, recently from the New York Times that painted a beautiful picture of the 26th edition of the Biennale des Antiquaires in Paris in September. The fair, one of the most… (more…)

Get on the Road with Market Warriors

We haven’t traveled anywhere this month so I don’t have any great travel tips or art selections to share. What I do have, however, is quite a gem. If you haven’t tuned in to the new PBS show called “Market Warriors,” and you’re someone who loves antiques as I do, then you’re missing out! “Market Warriors” mirrors itself after “Antiques… (more…)

The Bele Chere Music and Arts Festival

Anyone who lives remotely close to the South knows that last weekend was the Bele Chere music and arts festival. This 34th edition of the largest free arts and music street festival in the South east is a site worth beholding. It includes the best of everything – music, food, beer, art, entertainment and more. The festival first began in… (more…)

Charleston Piccolo Spoleto Crafts Fair

To enjoy the start of summer, we decided to take a quick trip to one of my favorite places – Charleston, South Carolina. There are few places as rich in history or as adorably quaint as the city of Charleston. And, while we are there, we always get away for a bit of time at the beach, some window shopping… (more…)

A Glimpse at the International Fine Art and Antique Dealers Show

Just found this great video that gives a glimpse into the International Fine Art and Antique Dealers Show that was organized by London promoters Anna and Brian Haughton at the Park Avenue Armory from October 21–27. I wrote about the show in my last posting, but was very excited to find this video to share. It beautifully captures the amazing… (more…)

Enjoying the International Fine Art & Antique Dealers Show

While I certainly don’ t have the money for virtually anything they were offering, I simply can’t miss out each year on the International Fine Art & Antique Dealers Show that takes place at the Park Avenue Armory each year.  This year, the show took place from October 21 through 27, and the only word I can really use to… (more…)

Defining New Realism

I realized after I wrote my last post about the Galerie Sonia Zannettacci that not everyone knows what New Realism is.  The Gallery features New Realism as one of its main attractions, and it’s certainly a type of art that people should know about and be able to appreciate. Called Nouveau Realisme, or New Realism, it’s a movement that was… (more…)