Inspirations from Artists and Authors, Friends and Family, People and Places

From around home to around the world

We’re jubilados (Spanish for retirees) on the alert for inspiration from our travels be they near (the kitchen) or far (Cape Horn)

With? Or without?

I know. Unusual title isn’t it? But it’s where this story wanted to go.  The most famous waterfall in Norway is Vøringsfossen. Or is it

Painting Herself Cracked Open: Frida Kahlo

“The palpable energy that radiates from Kahlo’s small, meticulously observed self-portraits comes from the ferocity of her dialogue with herself and the directness with which

Al’s Walking Tour 

When I was writing this, a winter storm warning had been issued for Vancouver. The sky was the colour of skim milk and the air

“All the Ideas in My Head”

When Martin Luque and Francisco (Pancho) Gilardi in 1975 asked Luis Barragán to design a studio space and party house for the advertising agency they

La Casa de mis Recuerdos 

Deciding where to stay in Oaxaca can take days. Unless you discover a bit of paradise, La Casa de mis Recuerdos. Magellan suggested we stay in Jalatlaco, a neighbourhood