Bouquets to Art 2017 — Seduced by Those Quirky, Charming Boxed Bouquets

By Barbara Falconer Newhall It's that time of year again. It's spring -- in California anyway. Daffodils and tulips are poking their heads up around the … [Read more...]

Subway Tiles? Not in My Kitchen

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Subway tiles. You see them everywhere -- in people's houses and all over TV shows like "Property Brothers," "Flip or Flop," … [Read more...]

Matthias Church — Budapest’s Splashy, Gorgeous, Over-the-Top Church of Kings

By Barbara Falconer Newhall I've got lots of favorite churches. Most of them you've heard of --  St. Peter's, of course. But also Chartres, Westminster … [Read more...]

Oakland’s Ghost Ship — A Vigil

By Barbara Falconer Newhall I keep thinking, if only. If only those young people hadn't decided to party. If only the makeshift stairways of the Ghost … [Read more...]

What I Really Wanted for My Birthday

By Barbara Falconer Newhall "What do you want for your birthday," Jon wanted to know. A biggish birthday was coming up, one that ended with a five. I … [Read more...]