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| Where we’re going.

The only thing that makes the end of one vacation tolerable is the hope of another in the future.  So we almost always have a trip (or two) up our sleeves when one has just finished.  Here is a list of places we are planning to go, and for which trip reports will be posted in the future.  Please email us YOUR tips and experiences in these places.

  • Madrid and Seville — Fall 2017


Where We’d Like to Go — Some specific places we’ve read about in travel magazines or elsewhere that we’d like to check out.

Arts & Crafts Places

Dard Hunter Studios in Chillicoth, Ohio; Moravian Tile Works, Fonthill (mansion) Doylestown, PA (DONE-Fall 2014!); overnight at Seth Peterson Cottage in Lake Delton, Wisconsin (; Blackwell, Bowness on Windermere, UK; Standen, UK; Chipping Camden, UK

Los Angeles

Canyon Country Store in Laurel Canyon;  hike in Franklin Canyon Park; Virginia Robinson Gardens; Japanese Garden in Sherman Oaks (done! – Spring 2015); Adamson House, Malibu (Failed Attempt, November 2015!  Power outage!)

Hinoke & the Bird (kasuzuke duck)


Dumpling Cafe (Chinatown,,  xiao long bao)

Greater New England

Gary’s Ice Cream (Tiverton, RI – ginger flavor); Peaceful Meadows ice cream stand (Whitman, MA)

Arethusa al Tavolo (Bantam, CT); Community Table (Washington, CT); Privet House (antiques-New Preston, CT)

Philip Johnson Glass House (New Cannan, CT); Weir Farm national Historic Site (Branchville, CT): Glebe House & Gertrude Jekyll Garden (Woodbury, CT)

Bay Area

Pizzaiolo, Telegraph Ave. Oakland; Flour + Water SF (pizza and pasta, maltagliati); Humphrey Slocombe alt-ice cream, try cornflake flavor with bourbon; Chocolatier Blue Parlor, Berkeley (ice cream)


Salt & Straw Ice Cream, Portland (DONE!  JULY 2013!); Ruby Jewel Ice Cream, Portland 428 SW 12th Ave Portland, OR 97205; Nostrano 1401 SE Morrison St Portland, OR 97214 (DONE! JULY 2013!)

New York City

The Pod Hotel, the; Wythe Hotel, Brooklyn

Momofuko Noodle Bar(partially done – Momofuko Milk Bar Spring 2012); Ideal Cheese Shop; Murray’s Cheese Shop 254 Bleecker Street (DONE! July 2011); Tarallucci e Vino, 163 First Ave. (ciabatta panino – recommended by Francesco Bonami in T+L); Macaron Cafe ( — 161 W. 36th St); Osteria al Doge (W. 44th St.); Laboratorio del Gelato

Upstate:  Old Field Farm/art and Agriculture (Cornwallville); Warwick Valley Winery; FDR Presidental Library (DONE!  Summer 2015!); Olana

Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site (DONE!  Summer 2013!)

Heritage Foods USA, Brooklyn


Italian Market (south Philly) DiBruno Bros (DONE-Fall 2014!); Eastern State Penitentiary (; Fairmount Park Japanese House (; Capogiro gelato (; Maxfield Parrish stained glass mural in the Curtis Center (610 Walnut St.)


Krispy Kreamier (ice cream)



Sourdough pizza Franco Manca, Market Row, unit 4 (DONE!  November 2012)

Terence Conran’s warehouse with restaurants – cheap eats at the Caff ( The Albion (

Tom’s Kitchen-Chelsea (


Sainsbury Collection (art nouveau), Norwich, England

Mary Watts Mortuary Chapel, Compton, Surrey


Grand Sablon Square chocolatiers (DONE-November 2014!);  Pierre Marcolini (DONE-November 2014!)


Mama Shelter; Porte de Clignancourt  and Porte de Vanves flea markets

La Patisserie des Reves (7th, 93 Rue du Bac); Pierre Herme (6th, 72 Rue Bonaparte); Ble Sucre (12th, 7 rue Antoine Vollon – classic Madeleine and pain chocolat)

Laduree at CDG Terminal F

Hotel Le Clement ( St. germain; Regent’s Hotel (france-hotel-guide-com) near Luxembourg Gardnes; Hotel de la Paix (

Chez Germaine (7th, prix fixe, 30 rue Pierre Leroux); near Luxembourg Gardens roasted figs with ice cream, prix fixe, 8 rue de Vaugirard); Chocolaterie de Jacques Genin, 133, rue de Turenne (Marais) – salted-butter caramels, upstairs laboratory; La Patisserie des Reves

11th-12th:  Mama Shelter (Philippe Stark); Le Chocolat Alain Ducasse Maufacture; Le 6 Paul Bert; Manger (st lunch; 24 rue Kller); Philou (12 ave. Richerarnd, 10th); Manger (set lunch; 24 rue Keller)


Camping de Bordeaux Lac (cottages and bungalows)

Rue le Bec, Lyon (


Gelaterie in Rome:  Gracchi (done!  November 2016); Fatamorgana (done!  November 2016)


Villa Tiboldi agriturismo,; Agrigelateria San Pe 29/A Cascina San Pietro/Poirino; Sacra de San Michele (hike up mule trail from Sant’Ambrogio and inspired Name of the Rose (done!  April 2014) and town of Avigliana; town of Barolo (done!  April 2014)


Day trips from Madrid: Alcala de Henares (World Heritage Site); Aranjuez (World Heritage Site); Chinchon (medieval city with good restaurants, anise liquor is a city specialty)


Sydney: Observatory Hotel (; Bondi Beach via Bus #333 scenic route (includes Saturday markets along Oxford Street; Danks Street district Waterloo; Black Star Pastry, gingerbread ninja men

Melbourne: Mornington Peninsula (1 hour drive away, wine country); Peninsula Hot Springs (and nearby Safety Beach, swim in Bass Strait); moorooduc Estate; Loch Ard Gorge (film site of The Pirate Movie); Michelangelo Restaurant (owned by the niece of the owners of Enoteca Corsi in Rome)