On The Street Where I Live

Six people in hospital this morning after gigantic King Tide swept them off of South Pointe boardwalk and into government cut. How scary is that? Click on video below.

Did You Know How Linda Met Paul ?

The land of paradise wasn’t so idyllic the last few days. Florida got hit with a hurricane, called Ian that knocked out power to more than 1.8 million residents. That wasn’t even the most disturbing part. Just imagine living for hours with storm winds of 155 miles that spread 50 miles out. You are freaking out and you have no where to run.

That’s exactly what happened in Cayo Costa, Florida, a small island on the Gulf Coast near Cape Coral and Fort Myers. We hear the area has been completely ripped apart by the catastrophic winds and storm surges that reached 18 feet high. At this point, these popular and often admired sections of Florida are unlivable and will be for a long period of time. It’s difficult to comprehend.

I recently read that Ian “is now tied with seven other storms for fifth place in highest recorded sustained wind at landfall in the United States. Charley was another hurricane record breaker that hit the same section of Florida in 2004. 

That’s the scariest part of living in Florida. While it doesn’t happen often, you go from living an active life outdoors year round with the most magnificent sunsets and gorgeous beaches, to monstrous storms that are totally life threatening. We hold our breath every summer to the end of October when hurricanes usually strike. Please, not this year. 

Unfortunately, Ian was a doozy. Please help Florida recover. Many of our Three Tomatoes readers visit Florida at least once or twice a year. You know how magnificent it is. If you can, we would appreciate a token of your affection for the state. Send your love to https://www.redcross.org/donate/donation.html/.

Here’s to the sunshine,

Lois Whitman-Hess

Miami Life Editor

Two Interesting Art Tidbits

King Charles III is an Avid Watercolorist — See 6 of His Iconic Paintings


Prince Charles painting with watercolors, 1994,
Prince Charles painting with watercolors, 1994, in Klosters, Switzerland.PHOTO JULIAN PARKER/UK PRESS VIA GETTY IMAGES

Queen Elizabeth II may have been an avid horse breeder and corgi enthusiast, but her eldest son, the recently-crowned King Charles III, prefers to spend his time painting.

The King’s passion for visual art was cultivated from a young age. He learned to paint under the influence of Robert Waddell, a teacher at Scottish boarding school Gordonstoun, which was his father Prince Philip’s and his alma matter. He was later taught by British artists Edward Seago and John Napper. Additionally, he had access to artworks among the family’s Royal Collection Trust.

At 73 years of age, Charles has been painting—primarily landscapes—for nearly 50 years. Here are six paintings of some of his most memorable moments as Prince of Wales.

A watercolor of Castle Mey, the former home of Queen Elizabeth II, 1986.

Photo : A watercolor of Castle Mey, the former home of Queen Elizabeth II, 1986. Photo Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images

Castle Mey in northern Scotland, the former home of Queen Elizabeth, was one of King Charles’ most common subjects in his early work.

Curator Lauren Porter adjusts the watercolor Lochnagar from the Gelder Cottage, 2012; in the exhibition "Royal Paintbox: Royal Artists Past and Present," 2013–14, at Windsor Castle, Berkshire.

Photo : Curator Lauren Porter adjusts the watercolor Lochnagar from the Gelder Cottage, 2012; in the exhibition “Royal Paintbox: Royal Artists Past and Present,” 2013–14, at Windsor Castle, Berkshire. Photo Andrew Matthews/PA Images via Getty Images

King Charles works exclusively with watercolor “to convey that almost ‘inner’ sense of texture,” as he wrote for an exhibition at London’s Garrison Chapel, where 79 of his works were shown.

King Charles is one of the UK’s bestselling living artists, having made an estimated £2 million ($2.14 million) from selling copies of his art between 1997 and 2016.

One of King Charles's watercolor paintings of Klosters, 1992, on a ski pass for the 1997 Season.

Photo : One of King Charles’s watercolor paintings of Klosters, 1992, on a ski pass for the 1997 season. Photo Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images

An avid skier, King Charles visited Klosters in 1988, where he narrowly escaped an avalanche. In 1997, the Swiss city used his painting of the area on its seasonal ski pass.

A llithograph of a 1989 painting by King Charles in the exhibition "Double Haven Bay," Hong Kong.

Photo : A llithograph of a 1989 painting by King Charles in the exhibition “Double Haven Bay,” Hong Kong. Photo K. Y. Cheng/South China Morning Post via Getty Images

In 1989, the king and his ex-wife Princess Diana visited Hong Kong to officiate the opening of the city’s Cultural Center. 

This painting is now part of a marine park in northeast New Territories.

Watercolor of Balmoral, in the 1990s book "The Prince Of Wales Watercolours."

Photo : Watercolor of Balmoral, in the 1990s book “The Prince Of Wales Watercolours.” Photo Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images

Balmoral Castle in Aberdeenshire, Scotland was home to the late Queen Elizabeth II until her death on September 8, 2022.

Watercolor of the Spittal of Glen Muick near Balmoral, in the 1990s book "The Prince Of Wales Watercolours."

Photo : Watercolor of the Spittal of Glen Muick near Balmoral, in the 1990s book “The Prince Of Wales Watercolours.” Photo Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images

The landscape surrounding Balmoral Castle is one of King Charles’s favorite subjects to paint


Artnet News

‘I Had Never Seen Anything Like It Before’: Steve Martin on the Spark That Led Him to Become One of the Top Collectors of Australian Indigenous Art

Steve Martin and Anne Stringfield at the National Arts Club in New York, which is currently hosting an exhibition of work from their collection of Indigenous Australian painting. Photo courtesy of the National Arts Club, New York.

A selection of Western Desert painting from the actor’s personal collection is now on view at the National Arts Club.

Sarah Cascone, September 26, 2022Steve Martin and Anne Stringfield at the National Arts Club in New York, which is currently hosting an exhibition of work from their collection of Indigenous Australian painting. Photo courtesy of the National Arts Club, New York. 

Steve Martin has been back in the headlines of late, thanks to his leading role in the hit Hulu comedy Only Murders in the Building. But he also has a star turn this fall at the National Arts Clubin New York, which is presenting a small but striking exhibition of Indigenous Australian art from the actor’s personal collection.

Titled “Selections from Australia’s Western Desert: From the Collection of Steve Martin and Anne Stringfield,” the show features six works from among the 50 or so contemporary paintings by Indigenous Australian artists that Martin has purchased with his wife since 2015.

The couple’s passion for this still rather obscure area of contemporary art got its start at Salon 94 on the Upper East Side, which at the time was presenting the first U.S. solo show for Warlimpirrnga Tjapaltjarri. Martin read about the show in the New York Times, and was immediately intrigued. “I got on my bicycle, and I went down, and I bought one,” he told Artnet News.

Bill Whiskey Tjapaltjarri, Rockholes and Country Near the Olgas (2008). Collection of Steve Martin and Anne Stringfield.

Bill Whiskey Tjapaltjarri, Rockholes and Country Near the Olgas (2008). Collection of Steve Martin and Anne Stringfield.

Martin, of course, had been collecting for years, starting out with a James Gale Tyler seascape he picked up at an antique store for $500 at age 21 and still owns; today, he estimated, it has dipped in value to $300. (Martin’s next acquisition, a print by Ed Ruscha of the Hollywood sign, has probably fared better over the years.)

The love affair with Indigenous Australian art, however, was something of a slow burn for Martin and Stringfield.

“We hung it, we loved it, but we didn’t really think about it for a few years. But there is a whole culture around these paintings, and slowly, through osmosis, I began to learn more and more,” he said. “The history of Indigenous painting only goes back to about 1970—before that it was sand painting, wall painting, carving, and this was the first time these images could be set down in a permanent way.”

Making lasting, portable works that could be sold was transformative for the Indigenous art community—and brought something brand new to the art world, a movement that became known as Desert Painting.

“I think it’s such a fascinating story,” Martin said. He also appreciated collecting in an area where there wasn’t a huge amount of established scholarship.

“It’s fun to have something to study, to try to understand, to apply your critical eye to without any outside pressure,” he added. “There’s not a lot of promotion about [these] artists. You just have to find it out yourself.”

Slowly but surely, Martin began buying more and more Indigenous art, even traveling with Stringfield to Australia. (Though they didn’t make it to the Outback, they visited a center where working artists create their paintings.)

Carlene West, Tjitjitji. Collection of Steve Martin and Anne Stringfield.

They also met Indigenous artist Yukultji Napangati when she visited New York a few years ago and had her over to dinner.

“She made my daughter a family member, which was quite an honor, and I played the banjo,” Martin said. “Yukultji is quite a historical figure. She was one of the Pintupi Nine, and came in from the Outback when she was 13—had never seen a white man, had never seen a car—and then became a notable painter.”

As Martin and Stringfield’s holdings in Indigenous art grew, so too did their desire to show them to the world. To start, Martin staged a small show at the Uovo storage facility in Queens for friends and family.

Word got out. Next came an outing at Gagosian—nothing for sale, of course—that showed in both New York and Los Angeles, and an exhibition at the Australian counsel residence in New York. (That showed paired Martin’s collection with works owned by John Wilkerson, whose collection focuses on smaller, earlier works on board, before Indigenous artists got access to canvases.)

These days, Martin and Stringfield are winding down their active collecting.

“Our indigenous art collection is pretty dense—there’s not much left to acquire. Right now, we are just having fun moving works around,” Martin said. “I love to rotate things. Every time you move a picture, it’s like getting a new picture. You see it anew.”

And of course, he loves seeing his collection on the walls of the National Arts Club, which is currently presenting works by Tjapaltjarri, Bill Whiskey TjapaltjarriTimo HoganCarlene West, and Doreen Reid Nakamarra.

“It’s an unpredictable melange of pictures. There’s some later ones—Timo Hogan is very contemporary,” Martin said, adding that “in the Australian Indigenous art world, a 50 year old is considered a young painter.” Hogan is 49.

“I’d like people to be able to see the National Arts Club show because it’s very, very unusual,” he added. “And I hope they have the same experience I did—I had never seen anything like it before.”

“Selections From Australia’s Western Desert From the Collection of Steve Martin and Anne Stringfield” is on view at the National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park South, New York, New York, September 12–October 27, 2022.

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We never made it to Ischia because of the stormy weather.The ferries stopped running. Truman Compote and I had a writing date there. I will just “think about it” and suddenly it will happen. We are staying in Capri until we can get to Naples. So this is what it is like living on an Island.

I Wanted To Be The First To Tell You —-from Art Net News

Art Fairs

Art Basel Is Planning Its Biggest Miami Fair Ever. Here’s Who Will Be There This Year

See who’s in and who’s out among the fair’s 283 exhibitors.

Dorian Batycka, September 20, 2022

The Miami Beach Convention Center. Image courtesy of Art Basel.
The Miami Beach Convention Center. Image courtesy of Art Basel.

Art Basel Miami Beach (ABMB) today announced its 2022 exhibitor list for its 20th birthday edition in Miami. Some 283 galleries are slated to show in the fair’s main section, making it the largest edition in the city yet.

The fair will feature 26 first time exhibitors, and overall the gallery selection shows it to be positioning itself as a global art market maker for the Americas, with half of this year’s galleries hailing from locations in North and South America.

A stalwart of familiar faces with heavy presence in New York and L.A. are returning: Gagosian, Hauser & Wirth, Marian Goodman, Perrotin, Esther Schipper, and Thaddaeus Ropac, to name a few. But they will be joined by galleries like Rolf Art from Buenos Aires, Paulo Kuczynski from São Paulo, and José de la Mano from Madrid.

“It is truly exciting to celebrate our 20-year presence in Miami Beach,” Marc Spiegler, Art Basel’s global director said in a press statement. “Over the last two decades our show has not only reinforced its pivotal position in the region—uniquely bridging the art scenes of North and South Americas, Europe, and beyond—but also played a galvanizing role in the city’s profound cultural transformation. The increasingly diverse range of galleries and artistic voices represented will make our show richer in discoveries than ever before.”

Standouts from this year’s Positions section, which focuses on solo exhibitions of emerging international artists, are new work by artists Tonia Nneji and Ishi Glinsky at newcomers And Now and Ishi Glinsky.

The Nova portion of the fair, which focuses on new work by up to three artists, will welcome 11 galleries in 2022, including Yavuz Gallery showing the artist Pinaree Sanpitak, K Art showing Edgar Heap of Birds together alongside artists Erin Ggaadimitis, Ivalu Gingrich, and Robyn Tsinnajinnie.

Running from November 29 to December 3, the usual suspects of satellite fairs will also be present, including NADA, Design-Miami, and Untitled.

Next month, Art Basel’s long awaited Paris debut will also be taking place. From October 20-23, the Grand Palais Éphémère will welcome 156 galleries for Paris+ par Art Basel.

Art Basel’s Miami Beach edition takes place from November 29-30 (VIP and preview days), and will open to the public from December 1-3. See the full list of galleries taking part below.

The full list of galleries participating at Art Basel Miami Beach 2022:

303 Gallery
47 Canal
A Gentil Carioca
Miguel Abreu Gallery
Acquavella Galleries
Altman Siegel
Galeria Raquel
Arnaud Alfonso Artiaco
Balice Hertling
Nicelle Beauchene Gallery
galería elba benítez
Berggruen Gallery
blank projects
Blum & Poe
Peter Blum Gallery
Marianne Boesky Gallery
Tanya Bonakdar Gallery
Luciana Brito Galeria
Ben Brown Fine Arts
Galerie Buchholz Canada
Cardi Gallery
Casa Triângulo Casas Riegner David Castillo
Ceysson & Bénétière
Chapter NY
Cheim & Read
James Cohan Gallery
Sadie Coles HQ
Commonwealth and Council
Galleria Continua
Paula Cooper Gallery
Corbett vs. Dempsey
Pilar Corrias
Galerie Crèvecœur
Galerie Chantal Crousel
DAN Galeria
DC Moore Gallery
Massimo De Carlo
Jeffrey Deitch
Bridget Donahue
Andrew Edlin Gallery
galerie frank elbaz
Derek Eller Gallery
Thomas Erben Gallery
Eric Firestone Gallery
Konrad Fischer
Galerie Fortes D’Aloia & Gabriel Peter Freeman, Inc.
Stephen Friedman Gallery
James Fuentes
Galerie Christophe Gaillard
Galerie 1900-2000
François Ghebaly
Gladstone Gallery
Gomide & Co
Galería Elvira González
Goodman Gallery
Marian Goodman Gallery
Galerie Bärbel Grässlin Gray
Garth Greenan Gallery
Greene Naftali
Galerie Karsten Greve
Cristina Guerra Contemporary Art
Kavi Gupta
Hales Gallery
Hauser & Wirth
Galerie Max Hetzler
High Art
Hirschl & Adler Modern
Hannah Hoffman
Rhona Hoffman Gallery
Edwynn Houk Gallery
Pippy Houldsworth Gallery
Xavier Hufkens
Gallery Hyundai
Mariane Ibrahim
Ingleby Gallery
rodolphe janssen
Catriona Jeffries
Jenkins Johnson Gallery
Annely Juda Fine Art
Kalfayan Galleries
Casey Kaplan
Karma International
kaufmann repetto
Sean Kelly
Kerlin Gallery
Anton Kern Gallery
Galerie Peter Kilchmann
Tina Kim Gallery
Kohn Gallery
David Kordansky Gallery
Andrew Kreps Gallery
Galerie Krinzinger
Kukje Gallery
Simon Lee Gallery
Lehmann Maupin
Galerie Lelong & Co.
David Lewis
Josh Lilley
Lisson Gallery
Luhring Augustine
Mai 36
Galerie Maisterravalbuena
Jorge Mara – La Ruche
Matthew Marks Gallery
Philip Martin Gallery
Barbara Mathes Gallery
Anthony Meier Fine Arts
Mendes Wood DM
kamel mennour
Meyer Riegger
Victoria Miro
Mitchell-Innes & Nash
Mnuchin Gallery
The Modern Institute
mor charpentier
Morán Morán
Galerie nächst St. Stephan Rosemarie Schwarzwälder
Galerie Nagel Draxler
Edward Tyler Nahem
Helly Nahmad Gallery
Galería Leandro Navarro
Nicodim Gallery
Galleria Franco Noero
David Nolan Gallery
Galerie Nordenhake
Galerie Nathalie Obadia
Galleria Lorcan O’Neill Roma
Pace Gallery
Franklin Parrasch Gallery
Peres Projects
Galerie Eva Presenhuber
Proyectos Monclova
Almine Rech
Regen Projects
Revolver Galería
Roberts Projects
Nara Roesler
Thaddaeus Ropac
Michael Rosenfeld Gallery
Lia Rumma
SCAI The Bathhouse
Esther Schipper
Schoelkopf Gallery
Galerie Thomas Schulte
Marc Selwyn Fine Art
Jack Shainman Gallery
Sicardi Ayers Bacino
Sies + Höke
Sikkema Jenkins & Co.
Jessica Silverman
Simões de Assis
Fredric Snitzer Gallery
Sperone Westwater
Sprüth Magers
Galleria Christian Stein
Galeria Luisa Strina
Simone Subal Gallery
Galería Sur
Timothy Taylor
Galerie Thomas
Galerie Barbara Thumm
Tornabuoni Art
Travesía Cuatro
Van de Weghe
Van Doren Waxter Vedovi Gallery
Venus Over Manhattan
Vielmetter Los Angeles
Waddington Custot
Galleri Nicolai
Wallner Wentrup
Michael Werner Gallery
White Cube
Yares Art
David Zwirner

Cristea Roberts Gallery
Crown Point Press
Gemini G.E.L.
Carolina Nitsch
Pace Prints
Polígrafa Obra Gràfica
Susan Sheehan Gallery
Two Palms

Afriart Gallery
Helena Anrather
Antenna Space
80m2 Livia Benavides
Galerie Maria Bernheim
Company Gallery
Anat Ebgi
Galería Agustina Ferreyra
Instituto de visión
Charlie James Gallery
K Art
Kristina Kite Gallery
Kendra Jayne Patrick
Galerie Jérôme Poggi
Proyectos Ultravioleta
Galeria Patricia Ready
Spinello Projects
Super Dakota
Rachel Uffner Gallery
Nicola Vassell
Welancora Gallery
Yavuz Gallery

And Now
Arcadia Missa
Edel Assanti
Ruth Benzacar Galeria de Arte
Central Galeria
Isla Flotante
Night Gallery
Pequod Co.
Queer Thoughts
Rele Gallery
Residency Art Gallery
Reyes Finn
Chris Sharp Gallery
Soft Opening Stars
Sophie Tappeiner

1 Mira Madrid
Alexandre Gallery
Berry Campbell
José de la Mano
Larkin Erdmann Gallery
Fridman Gallery
Herlitzka + Faria
Galerie Knoell
Paulo Kuczynski
Magenta Plains
Galerie Mitterrand
Rolf Art
Meredith Rosen Gallery
Cristin Tierney Gallery
Watanuki Ltd. / Toki-no-Wasuremono
Steven Zevitas Gallery

The 26 newly participating galleries for Art Basel Miami are: Alexandre Gallery (New York); And Now (Dallas); Edel Assanti (London); Berry Campbell (New York); José de la Mano (Madrid); Bridget Donahue (New York); Emalin (London); Herlitzka + Faria (Barrio Norte); K Art (Buffalo); Kristina Kite Gallery (Los Angeles); Paulo Kuczynski (São Paulo); Magenta Plains (New York); P21 (Seoul); Queer Thoughts (New York); Residency Art Gallery (Inglewood); Rolf Art (Buenos Aires); Meredith Rosen Gallery (New York); Chris Sharp Gallery (Los Angeles); Soft Opening (London); Sophie Tappeiner (Vienna); Stars (Los Angeles); Sultana (Arles and Paris); Super Dakota (Brussels); Rodeo (London and Piraeus); Watanuki Ltd. / Toki-no-Wasuremono (Tokyo); and Yavuz Gallery (Redfern and Singapore). The fair continues to offer differing models for participation, including joint booths by A Gentil Carioca (Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo) and Goodman Gallery (Cape Town, Johannesburg, and London) as well as Bridget Donahue (New York) and Hannah Hoffman (Los Angeles) in the Galleries sector; and Super Dakota (Brussels) and Helen Anrather (New York) in the Nova sector.

Celebrity Couples, Huge Age Gaps

madame x world premiere

Madonna and Ahlamalik Williams, age gap 36 years

beverly hills, california   january 05 keely shaye smith and pierce brosnan attend the 77th annual golden globe awards at the beverly hilton hotel on january 05, 2020 in beverly hills, california photo by axellebauer griffinfilmmagic

Pierce Brosnan and Keely Shaye Smith

Age gap: 11 years

monaco   july 01  princess charlene of monaco and prince albert ii of monaco pose on the balcony after the civil ceremony of the royal wedding of prince albert ii of monaco to charlene wittstock at the princes palace on july 1, 2011 in monaco the ceremony took place in the throne room of the princes palace of monaco, followed by a religious ceremony to be conducted in the main courtyard of the palace on july 2 with her marriage to the head of state of principality of monaco, charlene wittstock haswill become princess consort of monaco and gain the title, princess charlene of monaco celebrations including concerts and firework displays are being held across several days, attended by a guest list of global celebrities and heads of state  photo by pascal le segretaingetty images

Princess Charlene and Prince Albert

Age gap: 20 years 

president and mrs obama host state dinner for italian pm renzi

Jerry and Jessica Seinfeld

Age gap: 17 years 

london celebrity sightings    november 30, 2019

Simon Cowell and Lauren Silverman

Age gap: 18 years

premiere party for paramount network's "yellowstone" season 2   arrivals

Kevin Costner and Christine Baumgartner

Age gap: 20 years 

london, england   march 29  david tennant l and producer georgia tennant attend a special screening of you, me and him at charlotte street hotel on march 29, 2018 in london, england  photo by dave j hogandave j hogangetty images

David Tennant and Georgia Moffett

Age gap: 14 years

Tom Ford AW20 Show - Arrivals

Kris Jenner and Corey Gamble

Age gap: 25 years

3rd Annual Steven Tyler Grammy Viewing Party Benefiting Janie's Fund - Arrivals

Steven Tyler and Aimee Preston

Age gap: 39 years

scleroderma research foundation presents bob saget's cool comedy hot cuisine   arrivals

John Stamos and Caitlin McHugh

Age gap: 22 years 

breitling celebrates the north american stopover of its global roadshow

Kate Upton and Justin Verlander

Age gap: 10 years

2021 gotham awards

Nicolas Cage and Riko Shibata

Age gap: 31 years

2020 vanity fair oscar party hosted by radhika jones   arrivals

Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union 

Age gap: 10 years

"Aladdin" Premiere In Berlin

Guy Ritchie and Jacqui Ainsley

Age gap: 14 years

"The Light Between Oceans" - UK Premiere - Red Carpet Arrivals

Alicia Vikander and Michael Fassbender

Age gap: 11 years

69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards - Arrivals

Hilarie Burton and Jeffrey Dean Morgan

Age gap: 16 years

hugh jackman and deborra lee furness

Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness

Age gap: 13 years

23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards - Arrivals

Julius Tennon and Viola Davis

Age gap: 13 years

HBO's "True Blood" Final Season Premiere

Stephen Moyer and Anna Paquin

Age gap: 13 years

people's choice awards 2017

Portia de Rossi and Ellen DeGeneres

Age gap: 15 years

Wedding Of Rupert Murdoch And Jerry Hall

Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall

Age gap: 25 years

Elle Style Awards 2015 - Party

Jason Statham and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Age gap: 20 years

"Nymphomaniac: Volume I" New York Screening - After Party

Christian Slater and Brittany Lopez

Age gap: 18 years

"Midway" Special Screening - Joint Navy Base Pearl Harbor - Hickam

Dennis Quaid and Laura Savoie

Age gap: 39 years

World Premiere Of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures "Avengers: Endgame" - Arrivals

Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger

Age gap: 10 years

87th Annual Academy Awards - Arrivals

Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo

Age gap: 10 years

amfAR Gala Cannes 2018 - Red Carpet Arrivals

Heidi Klum and Tom Kaulitz

Age gap: 17 years

Benefit For onePULSE Foundation - Arrivals

Matt Bomer and Simon Halls

Age gap: 13 years

Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed

Age gap: 10 years

Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves

Age gap: 13 years

Jay-Z and Beyoncé

Age gap: 12 years

Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds

Age gap: 11 years

Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas

Age gap: 10 years

Lisa Bonet and Jason Momoa

Age gap: 12 years

Alec and Hilaria Baldwin

Age gap: 26 Years

David Foster and Katharine McPhee

Age gap: 34 years

Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart

Age gap: 22 years 

Sarah Paulson and Holland Taylor

Age gap: 32 years 

Bruce Willis and Emma Heming

Age gap: 23 years 


Views everywhere
Our room (apt) is directly on the beach.
The Mediterranean was so blue today
Get here early otherwise you stand
I was in charge of reserving seats. Only kidding
Early risers
A blanket helps
Took a dip

Got busy fast
The crowds are starting
Check out the staircase going up to the villa
Many magnificent entranceways
Just gorgeous
Stairway to the grand views
Just keeps going up
Shopping galore
Great exercise shopping
You even climb for Church
Then you have lunch
Then more shopping
A new friend
Vino please

My Roots Are Showing

Look who traveled all the way from Bologna to Rome to spend a few hours with us. I know Mel since I’m 11 years old. He left the U.S. to go to Bologna for medical school and never came home. He has been with Nadia 27 years. We get to see Mel when he visits Florida for holidays. Friends forever.


We went to the young people’s area of Rome tonight for dinner. The area is called Trastevere. We ate at Taverna Trilussa. The food just keeps getting better and better. Four nights in Rome and now on to Positano tomorrow. We stayed at the Sofitel Roma Villa Borghese and ate at Girarrosto Fiorentino, Vladimiro ristorante, Settimio all’ Arancio and Taverna Trilussa.