After several days incommunicado, we can tell you where we’ve been and what we’ve been doing. In case you haven’t previously had cause to ponder the enormity of South America, allow me to share some useful information. It’S HuGE!! Keep in mind, we started in Buenos Aires, which is roughly midway between the … Read moreBig Boat, Little Boat — And Penguins!
The last thing we did before leaving Buenos Aires was withdraw a ton of Argentine pesos from the bank . . . forgetting that we would shortly be in Chile where Argentine pesos are not legal tender. Oh no. We found that in this modern age, you can manage for a week in a … Read moreA Remarkable Spot
All that’s come before was merely prelude to the main event: gLAcIeRS. That’s why we’re here.* After a few days in Buenos Aires, we boarded a plane and flew south and west to a Patagonian town called El Calafate. El Calafate (pop. 23,000 according to our guide) is in the Argentine part of … Read moreBig Ice
The Photographer worked with Jacada Travel* to arrange our trip. Jacada does a great job of listening to a prospective traveler’s interests, hopes, and needs and then turning it into a detailed itinerary that meets all three types of expectations. We like talking about politics, culture, and history and they’ve found the best … Read moreOut and About in Buenos Aires
The Photographer and I like guided tours when we visit a new city. So much to see and we like the insights and background that only a resident can provide. For our second day in Buenos Aires, we spent half the day with an anthropologist from the university who took us on a graffiti … Read moreThe Immense Seriousness of Art*
To celebrate my fiftieth birthday, we are taking a trip! After a day of rest and light exploration of our hotel environs, our sight-seeing started in the Cementario de La Recoleta — a vast cemetery of mausoleums with crypts beneath them. This started as a public cemetery in the early 19th century, but … Read moreWe’re Off!
I published this post in 2015 but have updated the photos and products to things that are currently available. The advice is as good now as it was then. And it was very good then! A winter coat is a big investment and if you live in a climate where winter lasts a … Read moreA Refreshed Post: Winter Coat Decision Tree
While noodling around the Nordstrom Annual Sale* — which seems to have taken on the prominence of the World Series and the gravitas of the Nobel Prize announcements — I came across this. This bold pairing of a bustier-over-belted-dress (there are two belts there) did give me an idea of how to use … Read moreThe Directrice Has Another Idea
Although our thoughts, on the cusp of summer, may be moving away from layering, today’s re-post from 2017 addresses a worthy year-round topic. And . . . there is air-conditioning. Did you see that the New York Times last week reported a recent study showing that women perform better when taking tests in warmer … Read moreThe Directrice Re-presents: Casual Layers
Giving you another glimpse into the savvy that has guided me throughout my life, I am offering an unsolicited endorsement of a company that has no idea that my blog exists because I can’t keep my enthusiasm bottled long enough to monetize it. The RealReal! Over the next month, I will be rolling out … Read moreThe Directrice Endorses The RealReal