See this 2012 film about the end of Renoir's life. A truly compelling period piece featuring war, love and genius.

Run out and find this 2012 romantic film about the end of Renoir’s life. A truly compelling period piece featuring war, love and artistic genius.Watch the trailer!

Destination: Venice

Created as a souvenir painting, or perhaps a study for another work, this light-filled painting by Luigi Loir puts Venice at the top of my travel list. Look at those gondolas sitting idle, just waiting for me! Who doesn’t love a gondola ride? One such experience takes you right back to a day when Venice was a stage for velvet clad Doges and pagentry, not to mention the center of style, music and trade. But here’s another reason to start planning your trip…. Read more…

Destination: Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia Antiques Show   Don’t feel like trekking to NYC every time you want to see quality art? For American art and antiques, it’s hard to beat the Philadelphia Antiques Show April 28-May 1, 2012. Make a weekend out of it — read on to see our travel ideas from fun places to stay and hot dining spots, to must see and must do’s.

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Destination: Marblehead, Massachusetts

TRAVEL 

What a serene early summer evening! I want to be on that sailboat heading in from a great day on the water. William Stone was a Boston artist who often painted light-filled canvases depicting the New England coast like the picture above of Marblehead, MA.

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