TOUCHSTONES: Travel – Azuelos in Portugal

This is my favorite pousada in Portugal – Pousada de Arraiolos, Nossa Senhora da Assuncao, part of a government run-program created to promote tourism by preserving and adapting buildings of historic and architectural significance into hotels. These properties let you sleep and dine in manor houses, convents, monasteries, and palaces… read more

HOMETOWN: New Orleans – Porch No. 1

CONTRIBUTED BY Revati Alice Locke A unique porch in New Orleans is almost a cliché. However, an unexpected encounter with one so covered in touch is still charming to me. I find this one particularly intriguing because it feels so private, studied, and showy all at the same time. What… read more

HOMETOWN: New Orleans

The neighborhoods of New Orleans are filled with historic houses that reflect more than 100 years of both building styles and personal preferences.  These homes define the City’s architectural character; their dense texture, patterns, and colors provide a “visual” that is both distinctive and innately pleasing.  Color is everywhere, and… read more