Stylish Heath

Where delicious food, fashion, art and world travel are incorporated into the home with a feminine twist!

Festival Internazionale: Venice

IMG_4845 IMG_4825One travels to get away from the drudgery of the ordinary and to be rerouted back to a reasonable level of tranquility or complete relaxation. But, for the last five days I have been in Venezia, capital of northern Italy’s Veneto region, which is a series of small islands in a lagoon off the Adriatic Sea. The Grand Canal meanders throughout the city with its narrow streets and small squares creating a maze-like quality of confusion while walking.

IMG_4830 IMG_4831Getting lost is the best part of checking where you have ended up only to learn something new and fascinating about the city, such as discovering a shop that sells the best “biscotti e dolci” {cookies and sweets} or finding another gallery with fabulous artwork on display. The 15th International Architecture Exhibition- la Biennale di Venezia 2016: Reporting from the Front is being held until November 27th, this exhibition is open in the Giardini and Arsenale venues of the town.

Stay tuned for additional posts and travel stylishly,
K

Weekend in Washington {DC}

IMG_4321{Saturday afternoon in front of the White House with a Brexit protest behind me}

There is something about being in the District of Columbia taking in a few sites, learning about an ancient Greek culture through an exhibit, enjoying a delicious meal or catching a show, all while not being considered a typical tourist.

The city is truly bustling, especially around the Mall with the construction of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, which officially opens this fall, streets are being repaired, and on every other corner there is a protest of some sort.

IMG_4306Joe’s Seafood Prime Steak & Stone Crab
750  15th Street NW, Washington 20005
This lavish two story space was a perfect reprieve after viewing the exquisite exhibit The Greeks: Agamemnon to Alexander the Great at the National Geographic Museum on 17th Street. This will be the only east coast venue of 500 priceless treasures many of which have never been outside of Greece that celebrate kings, poets, and philosophers. But, back to Joe’s on 15th for brunch, sipping a cocktail and enjoying American surf n’ turf fare was a great way to recap what was seen in the museum.

IMG_4273On Friday night with my BFF Quy, we attended a performance of the Saffron Dance troupe’s Casbah 2016. We saw women of all ages and sizes perform the Middle Eastern style of entertainment known as belly-dancing. Each part of their bodies were actively engaged along with hip movements that mesmerized the audience. The costumes were beautifully designed to showcase their fluid movements.

Well, I am off to pack for my upcoming trip this weekend to Italy and Greece. I have been to several galleries between Washington and New York over the last few months to be able to research and appreciate the antiquities of Greece and Italy.

Stay stylish,
K

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