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Paradox in the Paris of South America

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As I winged my way to Buenos Aires the first time, I couldn’t wait to experience the mansard roofs and neoclassical façades of Beaux Arts architecture that had gained the city its nickname “the Paris of South America.” I thought this would be the architectural story I would tell when I eventually wrote about my […]

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When Ewe Find Yourself in Dingle

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We’re excited to host a guest post on the Adroyt blog by world traveler, Darcy Brisbin. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara, with a minor in English. After working for several years in the Big Apple she has resumed her place in sunny southern California […]

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Dirty Pierre’s: A Diamond in the Rough

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There is a sign amidst curling photographs and faded beer labels on the beer cooler—the most prominent feature in Dirty Pierre’s bar and restaurant—that reads, “This is not Burger King. You don’t get it your way. You take it my way or you don’t get the damn thing.” Dirty Pierre’s, or DP’s as it is […]

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Racing Through the Season

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The Japanese theologian Awazuhara Atsushi once said, “Cherry blossoms and trees will remind of ambiguous images in which opposites make a pair.” Surely, the millennial tradition of cherry blossom viewing, hanami, is an exercise in duality. The trees’ brief blossoming period is cherished and mourned as its petals flutter to the grass faster than the […]

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Martin Brudnizki’s Guide to London 2012 Olympic Dining

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It’s clever pitch time on adroyt again. The London-based public relations firm Camron sent us this pitch featuring restaurants in London designed by their client Martin Brudnizki. The 2012 Olympic Games begin on Friday, giving the pitch a convenient news hook. Adroyt had lunch with Martin during Design Miami/ Art Basel Miami Beach 2010 when he […]

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Spontaneous Interventions

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The 13th iteration of the International Venice Architecture Biennale is about to swing its metaphorical doors open, welcoming visitors (170,000 last time!) for three months from August 29 to November 25, 2012. Considered the world’s most prestigious architectural event, it is held in alternate years with the renowned Venice Art Biennale, itself established in 1895. […]

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Maine-lining Nature!

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I’ve been whisked through the mountain villages around Bethel, Maine, for the past four days and it has been a feast for the senses. Wende Gray took me on a fabulous tour along Route 113 on Saturday, turned us south and had my toes on the shoreline of area ponds and lakes before I could […]

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We Are Adroyt and We Have a Secret!

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We have disappointing news for those of you who are combing the halls of the Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan today. The long-awaited guidebook Secret Milan is not being released until next month. We have had the pleasure of using other JonGlez Publishing guides when traveling—Secret Venice shed light on aspects of the drenched […]

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Ed Mayes and Alberto Alfonso (photo by Frances Mayes)

A Tuscan Tableau for #TravelTuesday

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It’s #TravelTuesday on adroyt and we’re taking you to Italy today. Yeah, we know: you’ll despise us even more for the tease sans airfare that would have gotten you there after you’ve read the piece! All we can say is “Don’t shoot the messenger” as we know you’ll enjoy this incredible outpouring of talent. #NoMoreWhining […]

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#LetsBlogOff and Relax!

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Rarely these days is travel considered a way to relax and refresh—after all, getting through airport security, dealing with smaller personal space on planes, trains and buses, and paying real money for even the sparest of hotel rooms can create a perfect storm of frustration during the best of trips. That said, some of my […]

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