Cecilia Licauco
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Looking for Napoleon Bonaparte in Corsica
by Cecilia Licauco - November 24, 2019 - 12:00am
Corsica, an island in the Mediterranean, was ruled by the Italian city-state of Pisa, and later by Genoa, until Genoa ceded it to the French King Louis XV in 1768. While the island is part of France and traces its...
Namibia: Now and forever
by Cecilia Licauco - September 15, 2019 - 12:00am
When two of our favorite travel buddies, Vic and Corlu Caparas, suggested that we go on a safari (“adventure” in Dutch) to Namibia, we immediately said yes, without really knowing what to expect.
It’s Greek (and fascinating) to me
by Cecilia Licauco - July 28, 2019 - 12:00am
A small sea vessel makes visiting less-traveled islands a pleasurable experience.
A divine favorite: Puglia, Italy
by Cecilia Licauco - April 14, 2019 - 12:00am
In the areas of beauty and bounty, Italy is superlatively overweight. (Conclusion: God must be — at least — partly Italian.) A case in point: Puglia (or the Apulia region) in the southeastern side of...
Hopelessly, Happily hooked on Onsen
by Cecilia Licauco - December 9, 2018 - 12:00am
Oita Prefecture could well be the onsen capital of Japan.
The Danube is not blue — it’s teal!
by Cecilia Licauco - August 19, 2018 - 12:00am
The Danube is the second longest river in Europe (the Volga is the longest) and it meanders through 10 countries in Europe...
The Margiela and Hermès women: A dialogue
by Cecilia Licauco - June 10, 2018 - 12:00am
The Musée des Arts Decoratifs hosts “Margiela: The Hermès Years,” a tribute to the collaboration between the Belgian designer and the venerable house of Hermès from 1997 to 2003...
Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé: A tale of two cities?
by Cecilia Licauco - May 27, 2018 - 12:00am
Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé opened a couture house at 30B Rue Spontini in 1962 and, when business flourished, moved it to 5 Avenue Marceau in 1974.
Mesmerizing, multi-colored Morocco
by Cecilia Licauco - May 13, 2018 - 12:00am
A cornucopia of colors surrounds all five senses. Spices greet the eyes and shoot up one’s nose — cumin, paprika, turmeric, dried ginger.
Dashing through the snow, chasing the Northern Lights and meeting Santa Claus
by Cecilia Licauco - January 21, 2018 - 12:00am
It took us an unbelievable 16 hours to travel from Paris to Lapland, Finland.
Croatia, crazy about ya!
by Cecilia Licauco - September 2, 2017 - 4:00pm
An annual indie film festival has been held in Croatia for the last 20 years. So, for one week, movie folks — including Ken Russell and Vanessa Redgrave — from all over the world come to this tiny fortress...
Balconies, bold runners, and bulls
by Cecilia Licauco - August 19, 2017 - 4:00pm
Or eight days of music, processions, dancing, bullfights and fireworks in Pamplona.      
I Adore Dior!
by Cecilia Licauco - July 11, 2017 - 4:00pm
John Galliano, the ‘entrant terrible’ of British fashion, joined Dior in 1996. When questioned about his excessiveness, his reply was, ‘I prefer bad taste to no taste.’
Rei Kawakubo poses riddles at the met
by Cecilia Licauco - May 30, 2017 - 4:00pm
The silk road to Lyon
by Cecilia Licauco - May 23, 2017 - 4:00pm
Did you know that an Hermès scarf takes at least two years from the artwork to the finishing?
5 cities, 6 friends & a thousand flowers
by Cecilia Licauco - May 6, 2017 - 9:05pm
Paris, always special, is especially so in the spring.
The streets of Paris are steeped in history
by Cecilia Licauco - January 8, 2017 - 12:00am
Paris should initially be taken in a grand sweep, but revisited again and again to discover her intimate charm on foot.
Paris: Falling in love with fall
by Cecilia Licauco - December 5, 2015 - 9:00am
The latest terrorist attack on Paris is another blow against urban security. But are Parisians fearful? Are they staying home until this problem is — if possible — solved? On the contrary, they refuse...
Junichi and Chitose Abe don’t talk business at home
by Cecilia Licauco - August 18, 2015 - 10:00am
This designer couple behind Kolor and Sacai share household duties and weekends off, but they don’t meddle with each other’s work.
Cool crystals of Saint-Louis
by Cecilia Licauco - August 1, 2015 - 10:00am
Some things became crystal-clear to me in this City of Lights.
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