precious objects

Must see at the Met

What to see at NYC’s Met museum if short on time

By Janice and George

NYC’s Metropolitan Museum of Art is fabulous – but huge! If short on time, don’t miss pieces you must see, like “The Love Letter” painting and the Egyptian Temple of Dendur.

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Amber Room at Catherine palace

Catherine Palace and the mystery of the looted Amber Room

By Janice and George

The Nazis stole the priceless Amber Room at Catherine Palace. The room was recreated though — and it’s a marvel to see! The mystery of the original missing amber treasure is fascinating too.

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Hotel Tugu Lombok review

Art? Antiques? Private pools? Hotel Tugu Lombok is gorgeous!

By Janice and George

Rescuing ancient temples, the “temple whisperer” turned his love for Indonesian art and antiques into the fab Hotel Tugu Lombok with private pools.

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dresden attractions

Dresden Attractions: All that glitters might be green

By Janice and George

Gilded goblets, bejeweled swords and the world’s most exquisite green diamond (a whopping 41 carats). There’s serious bling to be eyeballed in the Green Vault!

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Ayung Resort Ubud

Ayung Resort Ubud: Tropical luxury and art in Bali

By Janice and George

One of the best-priced luxury resorts in Ubud, Bali? Ayung Resort Ubud is filled with art (think golden serpents and carved dragons). It dishes up artful cuisine too.

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pinang peranakan mansion

You’ll love the serious bling at the Pinang Peranakan Mansion

By Janice and George

The jade-green color popped, catching our eye. We just had to take a closer peek. It looked like a museum – an interesting one. Maybe it would be air-conditioned inside?

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Athens: Worth visiting for both its ancient treasures and modern delights

By Janice and George

Athens – the birthplace of democracy, western philosophy, and classical art and architecture. But though home to beautiful ruins and ancient treasures, it doesn’t live in the past.

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Casa dell'Arte

Casa Dell’Arte: Artful hotel on the beach in Bodrum

By Janice and George

Don’t be surprised if you bump into billionaire Roman Abramovitch at Casa Dell’Arte. The boutique hotel in Turkey is also an art gallery, which Abramovitch loves.

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