Calm morning

A cold and frosty morning in Vrboska

Hvar in February is beautiful, appearing in a completely different light from the heat of summer. This morning, for instance, I was drawn to take my camera for a walk by the most perfect atmospheric sunrise. Somewhat unusually, we were enveloped in dense fog, with very little of the wider landscape showing, meanwhile the sun…

Hrvoje and Friends

Grand Cro Wine Pairing Dinner with Hrvoje Zirojević at Bokeria – Croatian Wine and Food Promotion at Its Best

We were intrigued when we were recently invited by the delightful Hana Čičić of Vinart, to the Grand Cro event at Bokeria in Split. So what is the Grand Cro association? It brings together some of Croatia’s premier wine producers. The members are Baković from Brač, Bibich from Plastovo, Boškinac from Pag, Duboković from Jelsa…

Auditorium

A rare glimpse into Hvar’s 17th century theatre

As part of Hvar’s Advent celebrations, everyone was invited to visit the Arsenal Theatre to see how the restoration works are progressing. It’s been closed for performances since the 2004 season, so we’re talking about a 14 year project so far, now hopefully coming to a successful conclusion, with a grand opening possibly in the Spring of 2019. Really excited about that, as it should include regular art exhibitions in the gallery, also on the same floor.

West gate - from outside

Exploring Istria: the bronze age town of Monkodonja

There are over 300 Bronze Age hillforts around Istria, of which Monkodonja is one of the most impressive. Not simply for the glorious location  and the massive defensive walls, but the careful interpretive boards that really help you to visualise what it was like when it was inhabited. Monkodonja means Quince Mountain in the local…