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Glass-ology: A Photo Gallery from My Translucent Travels

Thumbnail image for Glass-ology: A Photo Gallery from My Translucent Travels by Gina "SuuperG" Stark June 7, 2013 Travel and Adventures

ShareThis week I have happily joined the #FriFotos team on Twitter as a cohost, and even contributed the suggestion for the theme!  So you can imagine all of the sifting and sorting I’ve been doing of the various photos I’ve taken on my travels, and pondering the myriad interpretations of the glass theme.  The cover […]

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First Date: Toledo, Spain

Thumbnail image for First Date: Toledo, Spain by Gina "SuuperG" Stark May 21, 2013 Travel and Adventures

ShareOn my first stay in Spain, over twenty years ago, I was living at my friend’s flat in Madrid, only a quick jaunt to Toledo by car and an easy 35-minute train ride from the Atocha station.  In those summer days of teen-hood, my friend and I were more intent on savoring and sampling the […]

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Oh My Gaudi! Being Broadsided by Casa Batllo in Barcelona

Thumbnail image for Oh My Gaudi! Being Broadsided by Casa Batllo in Barcelona by Gina "SuuperG" Stark October 18, 2012 Travel and Adventures

Share    I didn’t think I would like Gaudi.  In fact, from what I had seen, I thought his creations were flamboyant, showy and, well…gaudy.  Thank goodness it rained that fateful day in Spain. I was in Barcelona and, being the dutiful tourist, I of course was going to mark off having visited the obligatory […]

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Beautiful Bologna – Part II in Photos

Thumbnail image for Beautiful Bologna – Part II in Photos by Gina "SuuperG" Stark October 2, 2012 Travel and Adventures

ShareThe way I see it; if I post a gallery of photos from my recent sojourn in Bologna and I call it “Part I”, I’m pretty much committed to producing a ‘Part II’.  Trust me, this task is not taxing as sorting through the photos of my Blogville adventures is wonderfully wistful.  Bologna, perfectly and […]

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Venice, Italy – My Summer In Photos

Thumbnail image for Venice, Italy – My Summer In Photos by Gina "SuuperG" Stark January 23, 2012 Travel and Adventures

ShareA little about me:  I like to travel.  And when I’m not traveling, my mind wanders. ~ Gina Stark I’ve been wistfully breezing and browsing through my Venice travel photos from last summer, and I realized I was remiss in my sharing.  Venice – well Italy in general – is so very vibrant and colorful […]

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Six Reasons to Savor Spain

Thumbnail image for Six Reasons to Savor Spain by Gina "SuuperG" Stark December 28, 2011 Travel and Adventures

ShareFlamenco: I was first blessed with the good fortune to enjoy authentic, rustic and spontaneous flamenco in Madrid during the summer I spent there in my wide-eyed eighteenth year.  I stayed with my American girlfriend who was living there and had fettered out the best local places for food-ing, disco-ing and flamenco gawking. Let’s just […]

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Living La Vida Local: Santa Barbara’s I Madonnari Art Festival

Thumbnail image for Living La Vida Local: Santa Barbara’s I Madonnari Art Festival by Gina "SuuperG" Stark November 29, 2011 Travel and Adventures

ShareLiving the local life in Santa Barbara while I house-sit definitely has it’s perks.  But the fact that I once again was present in town for the celebrated sidewalk chalk drawings of the I Madonnari exhibition in Santa Barbara was no coincidence, as it always falls on the weekend nearest this same friend’s birthday. So […]

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Wicked Sexy: Neo Burlesque Dance in Idyllwild

Thumbnail image for Wicked Sexy: Neo Burlesque Dance in Idyllwild by Gina "SuuperG" Stark August 3, 2011 Belly Dance

ShareI should have known better. Here I thought I had seen all of the magic and delights that my little yet fantabulous artful town could muster, and I was once again broadsided. Oops, “broad-sided” might be actually too apt a word for what hit me recently on another enchanting night at Café Aroma… as in […]

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Venice: A Thing of Beauty – Then and Now

Thumbnail image for Venice: A Thing of Beauty – Then and Now by Gina "SuuperG" Stark July 3, 2011 Travel and Adventures

ShareVenice has been called the most beautiful city in the world.  After meandering and savoring it’s many delights and sights for four days, I confess I won’t stand up and challenge that statement. I had been to Venice before, as an 18-year old high on freedom, possibility and the adventures made available to young travelers […]

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Festive Festivals of Idyllwild!

Thumbnail image for Festive Festivals of Idyllwild! by Gina "SuuperG" Stark January 14, 2011 Travel and Adventures

ShareI was graciously invited by the travel site GotSaga.com to list five favorite highlights of the town where I live; Idyllwild.  But anyone who knows me at ALL knows I have a problem with minimalism and restrictions   So, the fifth item I listed was actually a conglomeration of Cultural Festivals/Indulgences.  I would like to […]

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Steampunk Fashion Show Extravaganza!

Thumbnail image for Steampunk Fashion Show Extravaganza! by Gina "SuuperG" Stark November 17, 2010 Random Ponderings

ShareVintage Futurism. Yes! I had been trying, with little success, to describe what, exactly steampunk is when I would exclaim elatedly to friends that I was driving to Oceanside to graciously and enthusiastically accept a last minute invitation to an exhibit and fashion show highlighting this movement in art, jewelry, fashion, film, and expression.  Think […]

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