Travel Tuesday: Murder on the Orient Express (2017)

For this week’s installment of Travel Tuesday, I’m doing a blended post with Silver Screen Surroundings because I’m pretty excited for the new movie Murder on the Orient Express. Firstly because I’ve had a long-standing crush on Kenneth Branagh and the rest of the cast is amazing as well. And coming in a close second … Read more

What’s wrong and right about Outlander’s Boston

Claire Caitroina Balfe and Frank Tobias Menzies in Boston apartment with floral wallpaper

After a very long “Droughtlander”, the Starz series Outlander has finally made it’s return! Based on Diana Gabaldon’s book series,  Outlander Season 3 (based on Voyager, the 3rd book in the series) focuses on the twenty year separation of our two leads – Claire (Caitroina Balfe) and Jamie (Sam Heughan) – and how they tried … Read more

First Look at the new Nancy Meyers joint “Home Again”

A new Nancy Meyers produced movie HOME AGAIN (written and directed by her daughter Hallie Mayers-Shyer) is always reason to get excited. First off, they are usually good, frothy fun with a good cast and a nice ending. But more, they usually feature spectacular interiors and settings that have become nearly iconic such as the Beth … Read more

Costume Exhibit on Cape Cod

Last week I attended a costume exhibit at Heritage Museums & Gardens on Cape Cod. Call “Cut!”, this traveling exhibit showcases the design work of several award-winning costume designers and the workmanship of Cosprop, Ltd., London, England, which manufactures costumes. There are 43 costumes on display and each is presented with some small props and backdrops to … Read more

Outlander: Paris is always a good idea – except for the Frasers

So, we’ve hit the end of the first half of Season 2 of Outlander on Starz, and it’s been an exhausting and emotionally draining experience. I expected that I’d be posting recaps and set design commentary after every episode, but found that it was all so gorgeous as to be overwhelming. And, as we hit … Read more

Outlander 202: Swans and Crocs and Versailles, Oh My!

The official title of the 2nd episode of Outland is “Not in Scotland Anymore”, but to take the reference a little further the “Swans and Crocs and Versailles, Oh My!” episode is a feast for the senses and emotions. It’s a kaleidoscope of colors and textures, moving parts and sheer artistry the scale of which … Read more

Silver Screen Surroundings: Outlander, S1E8, Both Sides Now

“I’ve looked at love from both sides now…” as the song goes. This weeks 8th episode of Outlander marked the “mid-season finale” of Season 1, which won’t return until April with eight more episodes covering Book 1 (also called Outlander) of the now eight book series. Starz has already announced their commitment to Season 2 … Read more