Wine Windows, or buchette del vino, are little hatches which were originally used to sell surplus wine direct to Florence’s working class. These wine windows are unique to Florence and Tuscany, and were once a normal part of everyday life here. Now, several wine windows have re-opened for the first time in generations, and are being used to serve food and drinks in a socially distanced way. This makes me happy.
What do you do when researching a travel destination? I…
– Use @lonelyplanet to level set
– Check threads on @askmetafilter
– Read @CultureTrip
– See top @TripAdvisor for the "basic" version
– Devour all YouTube travel blogger videos
– Quick search of @instagram location tag
— Sean Blanda (@SeanBlanda) September 26, 2019
Vacation with an Artist allows you to discover a new destination, create real local connections and spend time inside a master artist’s studio making something with your hands. What an incredible concept. This is wonderful!
I am back at the Floating Farmhouse with team CreativeMornings to plan for the new year. Small team off-sites are magical in this place! Tom Givone, the owner, has a beautiful aesthetic. He adds, by taking away. My minimalist heart rejoices.
A Short Trip is a 5-minute interactive illustration by Alexander Perrin that you control by using the left and right arrow keys. Put your headphones on and turn the volume up. So lovely.
This lightweight unicorn shaped pillow unzips and flips into a travel neck pillow. So fun!
You can now cover your luggage with a giant photo of yourself. Because nothing says “hands off my stuff” like an oversized portrait of yourself soaring down the conveyor belt. This nearly made me snort my coffee out my nose, laughing.
Mont Saint-Michel looks like a fairytale castle, but it’s actually a French monastery. It’s on my list of places to visit one day.
Woah! Explore Google Maps’ beautiful 3D imagery of the Himalayas alongside a 500 foot Yeti named Verne.
This motorized suitcase made me laugh! My kids would totally lose their minds over this way of getting around the airport. SO MUCH FUN!
I just got my hands on a ZigZag City Guide New York. It’s a guide made for kids. It comes with beautifully designed cards filled with fun facts, history, and activities to do. Also available in an edition for San Francisco, London, Rome and Paris. Really adorable! Can’t wait to show it to E and T.