Author Archives: Sharon King Hoge

Hotel Angmagssalik in Tasiilaq, Greenland

Hotel Angmagssalik in Tasiilaq, Greenland Story and photos by Sharon King Hoge in Luxury Web Magazine The dictionary definition may not allow leeway, but in some circumstances “luxury” is a relative term. A case in point is the Hotel Angmagssalik … Continue reading

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Milton Park Country House Hotel & Spa

Story and photography by Sharon King Hoge Arched Palladian windows… stately stone urns… dappled pathways… are signature features of Milton Park an historic resort in the manicured rolling landscape of the Southern Highlands an hour south of Sydney, Australia.  Originally called Mansfield … Continue reading

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From FLO to Toe

Thursday, May 4, 2017 Conservancy guests arriving for the annual Hat Luncheon may be focused on their elegant, elaborate, inventive toppers but as they’re escorted down the stately stone staircase, the shoes they’re wearing also command attention. From glittery sandals … Continue reading

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Suzhou, China

Once clients have visited China’s top three cities, Shanghai/Beijing/Xi’an, there are great opportunities to steer them to the country’s myriad outlying destinations, and Suzhou is a good place to start. Sixty miles from Shanghai, conveniently accessible by bus and high … Continue reading

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Heading Straight Up Down Under

A Bus Trip Along Australia’s Stuart Hiway Two weeks after crossing Russia from Moscow to Vladivostok, I transversed Australia by bus, slicing the continent up the middle, south to north, from Adelaide to Darwin on the Stuart Highway, named for … Continue reading

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Crossing Siberia by Train

Story and photos by Sharon King Hoge Siberia may be notorious for hard labor in harsh winters, but traversing Russia by train is a pleasant fascinating trip.   The passing landscape outside may be swampy and mosquito infested in summer or … Continue reading

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Carrier and Company

Designer Interview Q&A’s The Timeless work of Carrier and Company runs the gamut from Tribeca lofts and Florida vacation homes to notable fashion offices. Married founders Jesse Carrier and Mara Miller collaborate as parents and as principals of the firm, and … Continue reading

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John P. Franzen

Designer Interviews Q&A’s A SPECIALIST IN PRESERVATION, planning and new construction, John P. Franzen, FAIA, is a former member of the Fairfield Historic District Commission and is involved in many regional and community boards and design juries. His firm, J.P. … Continue reading

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Northwest Arkansas

Story and photos by Sharon King Hoge Northwest Arkansas certainly wasn’t on my bucket list.  I did want to see the acclaimed new Crystal Bridges Museum established by Walmart heiress Alice Walton in the company’s hometown Bentonville.  But I postponed … Continue reading

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Erica Moses

Designer Interview Q&A’s It’s no wonder nest studio pillows feature vibrant colors: their creator, Erica Moses, is a native of Brazil. After moving to Connecticut to marry an American, she owned two successful local retail stores (Benetton and new Frontier), re-created … Continue reading

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American Friends of Versailles’ Visit to Sicily

Friday, January 6, 2017 Paint flaking from the ceiling of the Queen’s Guards Room in Versailles. by Sharon Hoge Photographs by Faith Coolidge & Sharon King HogeA new year’s resolution of the American Friends of Versailles is to raise funds … Continue reading

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Joe Passero

Designer Interviews Q&A’s Founded almost 100 years ago in Norwalk, Klaffs built its reputation on selling building supplies and household fixtures. Third generation executive Joe Passero worked his way up through the family business from stockroom to decorative plumbing specialist … Continue reading

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Marriott Syracuse Hotel

Story and photos by Sharon King Hoge in Luxury Web While fancy contemporary resorts and spas are proliferating around the world, for an enjoyable return to the elegance and nostalgia of the good old days, check into the newly “rescued” … Continue reading

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A FLORIDA FOREST OF EVERGREENS

Palm Beach’s Festival of  Holiday Trees Customarily travelers to Florida expect beaches and palm trees, but at this time of year, it’s evergreen trees that are special.  For two weeks in December, visitors to Palm Beach can admire the Festival … Continue reading

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So Much to see in New York’s Fair City

Don’t Accuse Syracuse of Being Dull Whether you pronounce it Seer-accuse, Sarah-cuse, or Sir-Accuse, New York’s fourth largest city and home of the annual state fair is worth a visit.  Many traces remain of the city’s extraordinary legacy as pre-Civil … Continue reading

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