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Lecture: Many Lives of Erika Bourguignon

Artists Archives of the Western Reserve presents: The Woman Behind the Artist- The Many Lives of Erika Bourguignon Lecture presented by internationally published art and travel writer IRENE SHALAND WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17TH 6:30-8:00 PM      An internationally-published art and travel writer, … Continue reading

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Irene Shaland’s Book Available at Barnes and Noble

Irene Shaland’s latest book “The Dao of Being Jewish and Other Stories” is now available at Barnes & Noble. Go to Barnes & Noble online Store. In “The Dao of Being Jewish and Other Stories” Irene Shaland presents a collective Jewish … Continue reading

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Celebrating a Milestone Anniversary inside the Enchanted Fig Tree of Australia

Alex and I have traveled to nearly 70 countries. We celebrated our birthdays and anniversaries in places like a street corner café on Easter Island, tiny seafood restaurant in Cochi, Kerala,  a second century BC villa –turned Renaissance palace-turned art … Continue reading

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Where to Stay on Kangaroo Island, Australia: the Sea Dragon Lodge is an Excellent Choice

Since childhood, I always wanted to live among the animals of Australia – even if for a few days only. And this was how the Kangaroo Island, a small dot in the Indian Ocean, materialized first in my imagination, and … Continue reading

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Going to Iceland? We recommend this book

Iceland Going to Iceland on vacation or business?  Take a look at this Insight Guides Iceland. This book is a great trip companion. Invaluable for trip planning and once you arrived, for exploring. Lots of historical and current information and … Continue reading

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Hotel Borg of Reykjavik Exemplifies the Very Best of Iceland

We went to Iceland in November seeking the land of fire and ice, volcanoes and glaciers. We imagined endless days of complete darkness and the magic of dancing lights in the Arctic sky. We expected the sub-zero temperatures and winter … Continue reading

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New Art Exhibit at Opus Gallery Feb. 20 – March 20

Come to Opus Gallery for the opening of the new art exhibition on February 20, 2016, 5 to 8 PM. This exhibition presents three Contemporary Artists who created Still Life in wide spectrum of styles-from work, like old Masters, to Photorealism … Continue reading

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The Dao of Being Jewish and Other Stories Released

New book of stories from Irene Shaland is now available in paperback. In The Dao of Being Jewish and Other Stories Irene Shaland presents a collective Jewish narrative from various parts of the globe. She takes the reader on a … Continue reading

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Chasing the Elusive Northern Lights in Iceland

by Alex Shaland All visitors to Iceland fall into two distinctive categories: those who saw the northern lights and those who did not. When Irene set her trip target on Iceland, she was determined to place herself, our daughter, and … Continue reading

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Saarinen House – a Hidden Gem in the Midwest

“Architecture embraces the whole form-world of man’s physical accommodations, from the intimacy of his room to the comprehensive labyrinth of the large metropolis.” Eliel Saarinen. We found out about the Cranbrook Art Academy and the Saarinen House by pure chance: … Continue reading

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