Art week in Hong Kong

This is Art week in Hong Kong.  It is huge and it is really wonderful.  There is so much good art out there and I am happy to say, the La Rondine exhibition stands up to all of it, albeit a small show, in the confines of Gallery ZZHK in Wa Lane. Monday night rockedContinue reading “Art week in Hong Kong”

A Tuscan Art Adventure in Hong Kong

I am sitting in the corner looking over a beautiful exhibition of art work by the La Rondine artists in ZZHK Gallery in Hong Kong.  We have secured this lovely space over an incredibly busy period in the art month of Hong Kong.  Art Basel is next week and so are a number of subsidiaryContinue reading “A Tuscan Art Adventure in Hong Kong”

La Rondine Gallery flies to Hong Kong with Seven Artists

La Rondine Gallery is in Hong Kong!  Flying like swallows to warmer climes, the nomadic artists of La Rondine Gallery have sent their art to Hong Kong. Seven of us will be represented here, at Gallery ZZHK, a lovely space with an eclectic, almost Parisian character, in a small laneway, Wu Lane, just off HollywoodContinue reading “La Rondine Gallery flies to Hong Kong with Seven Artists”

Creating an Art Festival in Bagni di Lucca

On a late summer’s day last year, under a pergola dripping in wisteria and overlooking splendid vistas, a thought was born to a philanthropist and his friends, to have an art festival in Ponte a Serraglio.  For years we had all been coming here, and every year another one or two shops would close down. Continue reading “Creating an Art Festival in Bagni di Lucca”

Carving Marble in Pietrasanta

Sollai, our youngest son, arrived in Bagni di Lucca just before Christmas last year after a year in Montreal with his acrobat girlfriend, Danica.  He had spent the year working on log cabins, stone chimneys and gardens up around the lakes and creating his sculpture carving alabaster and marble, in his city studio.  Even thoughContinue reading “Carving Marble in Pietrasanta”

Bagni di Lucca’s Art Festival

Originally posted on Bella Bagni di Lucca:
Bagni di Lucca is set to host a brand new Art Festival this summer. In the sunny months of July, August and September Ponte a Seraglio will be filled with performance artists, painters, sculptors and photographers. Meet part of the organizing team. From the left…Jaqueline, Ira, our Sindaco…

An English Wedding

We awoke on our last morning in Cambridge with a faint feeling of panic.  Outside, gentle snow flakes were flying weightlessly on a soft breeze.  The grass was already white and we had yet to get to Aldbury for the wedding that day. But somehow the roads remained clear and all about us on ourContinue reading “An English Wedding”

A Cold Spring in Cambridge

This evening walking along the path to Bagni di Lucca the world had changed.  It is Spring.  The light is luminous and the earth is sprouting.  Birds have arrived from the south, not to mention our lovely swallows who came all of a sudden one day, mid March, when we were all in the barContinue reading “A Cold Spring in Cambridge”

Bagni di Lucca cat does meerkat impersonation

Originally posted on Bella Bagni di Lucca:
We are cat sitting at the moment. Meet Tiggy May. She has made herself at home and has decided that the view of the village from our window is fascinating. She spends hours watching the goings on from our couch. Something happened which really appealed to her and…