NOLA’S ELECTRIC SPIRIT

In an age where instant gratification reigns supreme, I still believe in the beauty and art of waiting. I don’t mean the stuck in traffic during rush hour or suffering through impossibly long lines at the DMV kind of waiting either. More like waiting to get your images sent back to you after weeks away …

HARMONIZING ARCHITECTURE

The Raphael Hotel, Kansas City, Missouri — Hotel No. 14 By 1927, the McCanles Building Company purchased three lots on the south side of the creek and commissioned local noted architect Alonzo Gentry to design luxury apartments to harmonize with the Spanish and Mediterranean motifs employed for the nascent Country Club Plaza. Perhaps others would …

Rooms With A View

Putting the ‘Treat’ into Retreat Once a pit stop for European explorers – Christopher Columbus first encountered it almost 500 years ago – Scrub Island is now the ultimate private resort. It’s a serene haven situated one mile from Tortola, in the British Virgin Islands, and its name supposedly comes from the pirates who dropped …