I’m still completely absorbed by Sybille Bedford’s A Visit to Don Otavio, and these passages (dinner; setting up a hotel) show why. If it fuels your fever, you really must see Ben Pentreath’s blogs here and here. Normally I dial in to Ben’s pastoral idylls on Mon mornings, but these posts from his travels carry some heat.
Ming Lee’s poetic contribution to the Venice Biennale this year. More details on The Women’s Room Blog.
After a sunny afternoon walking (and possible getting a bit too hot), and hiding in a cafe with asparagus soup and Sachertorte to recover, a walk in Vienna brings you to this
and this (flute and violin duo doing Michael Jackson hits just out of sight)
and then this.
Volksgarten and Burggarten, Vienna June 2017.
Candy-sweet photos of Madeleine Dore on Cup of Jo a few weeks ago.
I love her style (colour!), and these shoes which are both pretty and good for your feet.
If you like more, check out Madeleine’s blog on outspoken individuals such as Yasmin Abdul-Megied (below). You can find it at Extra Ordinary Routines.
An interesting, witty and self-deprecating talk from Michael Bierut about the New York public libraries that don’t look like this.