My husband gave us a night at The Waldorf Towers for my birthday. Several scenes from my novel Lilac Girls take place there, so it was helpful to revisit the grand old hotel. One of the opening scenes takes place in The Peacock Lounge, adjacent to the lobby with its famous bronze clock: Another takes place in … More The best birthday gift ever, The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel.
Can’t wait to fill it up!!!
Hotel Lutetia has been in the news a lot recently, since they are doing a complete renovation, auctioning most of the historic hotel’s original furnishings, including the lobby’s massive front desk and Art Deco furniture. It took me back to the week I stayed there last year, when I commuted out to Nanterre, in the … More The charming Hotel Lutetia, Paris, was once a hospital for returning WWII concentration camp deportees.
What a difference a coat of white paint and a pale blue floor makes. All I need now is a desk. And chairs. And electricity.
After spending time at The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C., doing research in Caroline Ferriday’s archives for Lilac Girls and touring that vast, fascinating museum I thought I’d seen it all, until I visited the Museum of Jewish Heritage down in Manhattan’s financial district. Created as a living memorial, it is designed in … More A wonderful museum