After some unforgettable hours, I am in the train, deported, and waiting for this nightmare to end. I am focused on that and hope it will not be long. My morale is good though I am worried for the children whose location I am unaware of. I am also concerned about the interior of my home, which I am not sure I will recover intact or even furnished. Feeling of incredible powerlessness! … [Read more...] about Angels of the Resistance (and a Serial Killer) in Nazi-Occupied Paris
Oh christmas tree
The city escaped the brunt of this winter Nor’easter, but the city’s schools were closed the next day nonetheless. The Buryakov children and their mom must have spent the time building two snowmen in their terraced backyard, one unadorned and free-form, the other of classic proportions, with slender tree branches for arms and a green and yellow hat. … [Read more...] about Russian Spies and the Nuns Next Door
His Mexican restaurant was one of the first to have opened on Olvera Street. Before the coronavirus, the little restaurant was often filled with customers eating tacos and taquitos. Now, the wooden stools are stacked up and the tables crammed inside. At this rate, Garcia said, he could continue for another five months before he will be forced to close. … [Read more...] about Olvera Street merchants struggle to survive amid the coronavirus pandemic
Perched on a dock hugging a waterway, this three-bedroom home on a barrier island sits just south of the Kennedy Space Center. Built in 1974, the property is full of surprises. Four years ago, the owners installed a 10,000-pound boat lift, rescreened the saltwater pool, and extended the lanai. Sip a daiquiri right next to the dock and live your best life. … [Read more...] about Raise a Mai Tai: These 9 Homes With Tiki Bars Are Lit!
“Our favorite restaurant in Mexico — and maybe in the world — is Contramar (Calle de Durango 200). It’s just a magical place, the service and the simplicity of everything. It’s definitely the best seafood restaurant here. The menu has recipes from the whole Pacific coast of Mexico. It’s like they brought a palapa, which are those palm-leaf constructions commonly found on Mexican beaches, to Mexico City. The tostadas are delicious. When they have sea urchin, you have to try it. Anything with sea urchin is so good. And if you’re hungover and you need something really delicious, order the huevos rotos con patatas y chistorra or the breaded shrimp. It’s so good. If you can’t get a table there, Masala y Maíz (Calle Gobernador Protasio Tagle 66A), which combines Mexican and Indian flavors, is great for brunch. Our favorites are the housemade doughnuts and the Esquites Makai Pakka — basically Mexican street corn in a coconut … [Read more...] about A Gallery Owners’ Guide to Mexico City