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I am a domestic explorer who examines modern life through an Old World lens. Topics include style, travel, food, literature, gardens, eccentrics and their foibles, and whatever else makes me gasp for breath.

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Latest Blog Posts for A Bloomsbury Life

  • on Jun 25, 2015
    Life can change in an instant. Christian May (you know him as Maison 21), one of the coolest, funniest and most big-hearted guys I know, knows this only too well. Click HERE to help.And thank you.xx/Lisa...
  • Nine Poetic Old New Orleans Haunts (and One Must-See Plantation)
    on Apr 17, 2015
    Bob Dylan once said, "Everything in New Orleans is a good idea." The man knew what he was talking about. During my recent five day spree there, I was in serious danger of turning into a gluttonous Ignatius J. Reilly from "Confederacy of Dunces." It's...
  • New Orleans Teaser
    on Apr 8, 2015
    There were floating gardens framed by railings wrought like shoestring licorice.(All photos by LBG.)There was music around every corner.There were wise maxims.There were moody bars filled with the unmistakable presence with courtly Southern ghos...
  • The Road is Life
    on Mar 27, 2015 in travel
    The traveler is the greediest kind of romantic voyeur.~Paul Theroux(Getting the camera equipment ready. All photos by LBG.) Traveling without knowing where you’re going is like marrying a stranger – by the...
  • Surviving Burnout
    on Mar 16, 2015
    Life is a never-ending labor of love, and some stretches are more draining than others. (Photo by LBG.)A few days after my book was published in December, I woke up and confronted a weariness beyond all imagining. Something was clearly...
  • Dream, Realized
    on Nov 16, 2014
    Do you ever feel that sometimes in order to stay committed to something you love, you need to take a step back?Because where did I disappear to the last six weeks?I don't really know. After my last blog post, I felt drained. Exhausted. ...
  • It's The Little Things That Count, Part Three
    on Sep 28, 2014
    “I want my life to have a rhythm more than anything else on earth.”  ~Denton Welch, A Voice in a Cloud(via)Denton Welch (1915-1948) scribbled these words while recuperating from a horrible bicycle accident that would ultimately claim hi...
  • The Disorderly Dinner Party
    on Sep 3, 2014
    I posted recently on Instagram that a dinner table after a meal is bit like a bed after sex: the messier it is, the more likely everyone had a good time.("Dinner Party Detritus", Los Angeles, 2013, by LBG.)It's true that I take a keen delight in...
  • Heat Seeker? Cool Hunter? I've Got a Book For You
    on Aug 20, 2014
    I find that people fall into two distinct camps in life: those who long for the hot humid days of summer to stretch on forever…(via)...and those who pull out their knitting needles in August in feverish anticipation of the increased sartorial ...
  • A Novice's Guide to Israel: Part Two
    on Jul 21, 2014
    It's the intensity of the light you notice most. Everything -- buildings, trees, rocks, people -- stands out in stark sculptural relief. And Goethe's observation that "where there is much light, the shadows are deepest" applies to the political...
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