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Travel Movies We Love: Pardon, But Is This Balmoral?

April 27th, 2011 · No Comments · Blog posts by Lia, Travel Movies We Love

This week on newelty, we’re indulging in all things British to celebrate the Wills & Kate-athon. Evidently, a million stories are released every single day about them and the wedding. Yeesh! But it is a fun bit of escapism that reminds most Americans of everything we like about the Brits. Which is why “The Queen” [...]

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Travel Movies We Love: We Are For…Bath

April 8th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Blog posts by Lia, Travel Movies We Love

#1. Persuasion (1995) Sense and Sensibility had Emma Thompson and an Oscar, while Pride and Prejudice has Mr. Darcy. Most Jane Austen die-hards have seen the movie version of Mansfield Park and even Emma. Persuasion, in my experience, causes people to scratch their heads. Persuasion? The movie has no marquee stars (although Ciarán Hinds has [...]

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Travel Movies We Love: The Girl with the Perfect Plan for Scotland

April 4th, 2010 · No Comments · Blog posts by Lia, Travel Movies We Love

5. I Know Where I’m Going! (1945) Joan Webster could teach Carrie Bradshaw a thing or two about style. She may be headed to the moody, rainy Hebrides, but she’s a girl who wears her leopard pillbox hat–with matching clutch, natch–for an arduous day of trains, boats, and ferries. She’s the “I” in I Know [...]

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Girls, Girls, Girls!

March 11th, 2010 · No Comments · Blog posts by Lia, Celeb spotting, The point of travel

Today’s Guardian article by Viv Groskop about traveling on “feminist pilgrimages” entertained me. With a mixture of embarrassment and sincerity, the author tried to make a point to her daughter–essentially–about  how great it is to be a woman by dragging her around to see statues of ladies. I’m sympathetic to this idea because my own my [...]

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