Archive | Events RSS feed for this section

Silk and Emilio Pucci Exhibit

Emilio Pucci’s love of color  warms my heart. But I really knew very little about the designer and his legacy. So what a delight to view his early work in a beautifully curated exhibit in Como. Knowing only his large scale energetic prints, a guided tour provided by Giorgio, (an alum of Como’s Silk School) at […]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →

My own Ark of Cheese

Vermont Cheese Tasting at Tactile Travels

You may recall my wistful description of the 2013 Slow Food Cheese extravaganza south of Turin. The 9th edition of Cheese brought more than 200,000 people to Piedmont during September 19 -23.  Holy Cats! My attitude this year was, “If you can’t join them, imitate them.” So hub and I called friends and neighbors to create […]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →

Slow Food Cheese Festival, 2013

Tactile Travels to Piemonte Cheese

Just like Winnie the Pooh’s “land of milk and honey”, the Biennial Slow Food Cheese Festival twinkles in my mind, a mystical village that I’ve heard about but have yet to reach. The village will come to life soon, as the next Cheese is set for September 20 – 23, 2013. Imagine cheeses from around the […]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →

Cherry Blossoms arrive late this year

I headed south this weekend… for many reasons, mind you, but one exciting reason was cherry blossoms. Perhaps you grew up with iconic photos of glorious Washington, D.C. spring scenery? The National Cherry Blossom Festival opened on Wednesday, March 20 and lasts until April 14, 2013. A month of exhibits, concerts, cultural exchange, runs and […]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →

Palazzo Madama in Turin turns to Crowd Funding

Italy curates and is caretaker to infinite treasures in its museums and historic places.  Even before the economy tanked and austerity set in, budgets were tight.   In the case of Palazzo Madama in Turin, the acquisition budget has been zero for five years.  What’s a Museum to do when a magnificent piece comes onto […]

1 Comment Continue Reading →

New York Sheep and Wool October 20

In New England, the colors are changing and leaves are beginning to fall. We’re pulling out the woolies which makes many fiber lovers very happy… time for the fall sheep and wool festivals!  The next month offers plenty of opportunities to hang out with other knitters, spinners, felting fiends, hookers (the crochet kind, of course!). […]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →

Vermont Quilt Festival Wrap Up 2012

Delirious from the quilt and chocolate fumes, we rolled contentedly home from the Vermont Quilt Festival on Sunday.  After years of leading tours to the Festival,  I relished jumping in with both feet, focusing when I wanted, distracted when it pleased me.  Our car load decided to add an extra day to our usual 3 […]

1 Comment Continue Reading →

Vermont Quilt Festival 2012

"With this ring" by Janet Guay from the 2010 Vermont Quilt Festival

It’s almost that time of year again!  Vermont Quilt Festival, here I come! This year, it’s completely leisure.  No organized tours (although I will be with my Just Sew friends who were on tours in years past).  Here’s a little video I put together a few years ago, which unfortunately I don’t seem to be […]

1 Comment Continue Reading →

May in Italy? 6 Great Events

May is magnificent in Italy… often sunny yet not too hot with green hillsides, fields of poppies and cherry blossoms.  There could be nothing nicer than just heading out to the Agriturismo Ca del Re, eating lunch under a tree. Ok, a dessert sampler of three ice creams could make it nicer. But I digress… […]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →

My web meets at the Gardner Museum

Recently, I invited clients, friends and colleagues to visit the Isabella Stuart Gardner Museum with a textile point of view.  Since the Museum reopened in January, there have been crowds clamoring to see the Renzo Piano addition and to visit the collection again.   It was great to bring together people from past Tactile Travel […]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →