Gail Ingis Artist Blog Feed

  • A Daring Red Dress and a Dancing Queen
    I love to get dressed up and go out on the town. Even, now at my age (I just turned 82 years young!) I love to go out with my husband Tom. Just last weekend we went to a party at the ballroom dance studio where we practice our  fox-trot, waltz, salsa and so many more. Our talented instructors, Monika and Henry just celebrated their ... read more
    Source: Gail Ingis BlogPublished on 2017-11-09By gailingis
  • Fancy a Cup of Tea?
    Lobby Many blue moons ago I had the great pleasure of having High Tea at the Helmsley Palace in New York City. Or so I thought! Much to my surprise, I was mistaken in my assumption that it was called High Tea. In fact, the proper name is: Afternoon Tea. Fascinated with the ritual of “tea time”, I explored the history and found that Afternoon ... read more
    Source: Gail Ingis BlogPublished on 2017-11-02By gailingis
  • New York: The Ephemeral City
    Windsor Letterhead New York is one of the few cities in the world that’s rich enough and diverse enough to be anything it wants to be, The Dutch first settled along the Hudson in 1624 and two years later they established the colony of New Amsterdam on Manhattan Island. In 1664, the English took control of the area and renamed it New York. This same ... read more
    Source: Gail Ingis BlogPublished on 2017-10-26By gailingis
  • From the 1800s to Carrie Bradshaw: Autumn in Central Park
    Autumn in New York City, Central Park Photo by Vivienne Gucwa Thousands of people visit Central Park in New York City every day, but there is one time of year where Central Park is at its most beautiful. Autumn. There’s nothing like autumn in New York. Just ask Carrie Bradshaw, the much-loved heroine of the hit HBO series Sex and the City. “There is a ... read more
    Source: Gail Ingis BlogPublished on 2017-10-18By gailingis
  • The Love Boat meets Disney Magic
    Pluto greeting on Disney Magic Minnie and the Chipmunks Remember The Love Boat – the popular TV show from the 1980s? Well, I fell in love with cruising from watching that show. Several years back, I took a weekend  cruise to nowhere from a local marina in New Jersey. it was a great way to get my feet wet, pardon the pun. And did I ... read more
    Source: Gail Ingis BlogPublished on 2017-10-12By gailingis
  • You want to be a writer. Now what? by Gail Ingis
    How do you do this writing thing? I kind of fell into writing fiction by accident. You see, I’m an artist (a painter) and for many, many years I was an interior designer and taught design and architecture as well. I was always an avid reader. But a writer? No way! Until I was inspired by painter Albert Bierstadt and I wanted to tell a story ... read more
    Source: Gail Ingis BlogPublished on 2017-09-28By gailingis
  • What does the Gilded Age have to do with Katherine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy?
    The Kiss (Lovers), oil and gold leaf on canvas, 1907–1908 Gustav Klimt (popular for its gilt) The Gilded Age, circa 1870-1900, was a period of rapid economic and social growth characterized by the emergence of a wealthy middle class, excess and embellishment in architecture, art and fashion, fueled by mechanization, transportation, major inventions and the growth of cities. Under the surface however lay significant social ... read more
    Source: Gail Ingis BlogPublished on 2017-09-21By gailingis

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