Carrying forward the 218-year-old tradition of celebrating Robert Burns on his birthday, a group of 50+ fans of Scotland, poetry, whisky, and the University of Edinburgh joined 9 million others around the world at a dinner in his honor.… Read More Burns Supper 2019
How would you like to relax with friends around Sting’s pool in Tuscany, do the same safari Robert Redford did, take over a Scottish castle on a loch, or screen a film in George Lucas’ state-of-the-art movie theater in his Umbria home?… Read More Villa Vacations
Two spectacular resorts–one a Scottish castle, the other an Italian palazzo–in the cultural Mecca of the Bershires. … Read More Winter Getaway in the Berkshires
A rousing evening of bagpipes, poetry, and song to celebrate the 258th birthday of Scotland’s bad boy bard Robert Burns… Read More Burns Supper 2018
The King of Pop was working on a musical about the Scottish bad boy bard… Read More Michael Jackson Loved Robert Burns. Who Knew?
Today Scotland’s bard Robert Burns would have been 257. Why should you care? He wrote “Auld Lang Syne” Bob Dylan has credited Burns’ “A Red, Red Rose” as his single most important influence Salinger took the title of “Catcher in the Rye” from Burns’ “Coming Through the Rye” The title of Steinbeck’s “Of Mice and Men” is… Read More Happy Birthday Robert Burns!
I just came across this awesome guy who is working on playing his bagpipes in every country. He’s (surprise!) Scottish and Irish, a University of Edinburgh grad who grew up in Shanghai. I’m so inspired! His name is Ross O’Connell Jennings and this is his website: http://www.thefirstpiper.com/ Update 2019: Ross has now piped in 100 countries!