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Sweet Fashions and Art at Caramel in Washington, DC

January 30, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC, US – In an age of corporate food purveyors from Walmart to Whole Foods, the family-run corner grocery store may seem like a quaint relic of the past. And the same is largely true of the neighborhood fashion boutique, hard as it is to compete with mega-discount emporiums… (more)
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The Hunt: Must-See Museum Exhibits Before the End of the Year

November 14, 2013

GLOBAL – Every week, the Purple Passport team goes in search of a designated item in whatever city our team members happen to be. This week, we’re exploring the best museum exhibits in our respective towns. From seasonal to traveling collections, the constantly changing and rotating museum collections bring us… (more)
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Brunch with a Literary Twist at Busboys and Poets in Washington, DC

October 23, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC, US – Calling all poets, artists, vegans, activists, students (or all of the above!): Washington, DC may be a town full of sleek restaurants and bars geared for the after-work Capitol Hill scene, but Busboys and Poets is a haven for those who’d rather challenge the status quo… (more)
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Tempting Tuesday: Cultural Exchange, both Near and Far (East) at The Peninsula

October 22, 2013

BEIJING, CHINA — Last December, Chinese and Turkish delegates launched the 2013 Turkish Cultural Year in China, a year-long celebration of “Sino-Turkish ties” to enhance cultural bonds and highlight the historical relationship between both nations. Hundreds of years ago, the Silk Road connected the two countries, resulting in a mutually… (more)
Kennedy Center in Washington, DC
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An Evening of Elegance at the Kennedy Center

September 11, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC, USA – Though Washington, DC is undoubtedly home to a number of memorials, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is the city’s only living memorial dedicated to none other than President John F. Kennedy (Congress designated it as such two months after his assassination). Kennedy’s lifelong… (more)
Art in Chelsea NYC
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Art Talk at the Chelsea Gallery District

July 3, 2013

Whether you go into one gallery or ten in this artistic hub, you’ll appreciate the modernity and innovation that loves to follow New York and its art scene, reaping its benefits just from a simple visit! Read more about the Chelsea Gallery District in Our New York Guide. Chelsea Gallery… (more)
Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen
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The Hunt: Free Museum Frenzy

June 27, 2013

Global – Every week, The Purple Passport team goes out in search of a designated item in whatever city our team members happen to be. This week we launched our newest city guide on the lovely Washington, DC, which highlights so many of the nation’s capital’s museums, leaving us curious… (more)
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The Art of Gallery Hopping Around The World

July 18, 2012

GLOBAL – Whether we’re in the market for fashion or fruit, we’re big believers in the “one-stop-shop.” From unique boutique districts like Paris’s Saint-Germain-des-Prés to sprawling produce stalls at London’s Borough Market, these concentrated shopping experiences can save time and, most importantly, quadruple the fun. Shopping for art is no… (more)
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Himalayan enlightenment at the Rubin Museum of Art

August 29, 2011

NEW YORK, USA – Impressionism. Rembrandt. Warhol. Chances are if you walk into a fancy city museum like the Met or the MoMA, even if you aren’t an art proficient, you’ll recognize a few originals (and maybe even be able to spout off a bit of trivia). For the more acquainted… (more)
Prado Museum Madrid
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Purple Madrid: Part III (Museums)

October 10, 2010

MADRID, SPAIN – This is the third in a series where I dish on all my best Madrid secrets! For an overview of Madrid and tips on Madrid hotels, check out the previous posts. A Spanish beauty queen, an homage to a civil war, and a slightly insane painter: it… (more)
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