"the truest of luxuries is the wealth of your experiences"

Renaissance Portraits from the Low Countries

Brussels - With 50 exceptional portraits from the Low Countries, ''FACES THEN'' provided an excellent overview of different portrait genres and their role in the arts during the 16th century. This exhibition took place in Brussels, at BOZAR, the Centre for Fine Arts and was previewed  in Luxury Traveler for the benefit of it's readers.  This item exemplifies the quality of content our publications offer the reader.

A New Online Publication on the Horizon

We take great pleasure in announcing the online publication of The Journal of Home Care.  Our mission is simple: we support the notion that home care can be a viable alternative to conventional health care practices.   Moreover, we submit that Home Care can actually provide a superior patient experience when compared to convalescent facilities in the medical mainstream.  THE JOURNAL OF HOME CARE will be authored by experienced care givers as well as expert medical professionals.  We will objectively seek to expand the horizons of the Home Care provider thus enabling them to achieve an ideal Home Care experience.   As such, we will produce a topically relevant digest on an array of topics - all of which will be of relevance to the Home Care experience

Publishers note: Our time table calls for a Beta version of The Journal of Home Care to be ePublished on January 1st, 2019.  Please note The Journal of Home Care is a not for profit publication.  Profits will be donated to Non-Profit Hospices or Scholarships for Certified Nurse Assistants.


An On Line Narrative for a Mature Traveler....






Now in it's 21st year of ePublication for the epicurean or budding Bon Vivant.  Our readers delight in exploring the great cities of Europe, it's old towns and ancient villages.  The pages of our pioneering online magazine, inspire fans of the fine arts with timely gallery insights while our coverage of performing arts events & venues tempt the traveling theatergoer.  Our pages reflect quality in their presentation and are highly reminiscent of the glossy periodicals and journals found in America's most upscale households.  We take pride in our content which originates exclusively from Europe and North America's most notable cultural centers.  We have always produced Luxury Traveler as a narrative on  personal tastes and not merely a reflection of one's financial means. Luxury Traveler is published progressively, so readers can enjoy fresh original content.  We hope you'll visit us often.  Link to LuxuryTraveler.com

By way of introducing our podcast page:  When Yale University Press published the Richard Burton Diaries, we were one of the first publications to interview Prof. Chris Williams - the editor and author of this revealing volume, authored originally by Richard Burton himself.  We opened our second season  by interviewing  the granddaughter of the famous Welsh poet, Dylan Thomas.  We then moved onto Reflections of Robert Burns and news from New York's Metropolitan Museum which had re-designated The Costume Institute as the Anna Wintour Costume CenterPlease visit us for podcasts big and small on the Arts / LifeStyles / Travel.   


Works of Fiction

A resourceful young woman, soon to graduate from a constituent women’s college at Oxford, Class of 1923, is about to embark upon a career ....

Link to the Margot Info sheet .....

Link to MARGOT on Amazon.....

Her physical wounds healed long ago, yet she still carries the emotional scars from that terrifying ordeal.   The pre-dawn hours ....

Link to The Witness In Black Info Sheet

Link to The Witness in Black on Amazon ..




Online Points of Interest
for readers of Margot Penfield Mysteries

Cecil Court, London

In authoring the Post Edwardian Mystery Novel, "Margot,"  we were inspired by many of our own life experiences.  Thus, we have appropriately included lifestyles and places that were popular in the era when the fictional account of our heroine's story, would have actually taken place.   You may follow this link to a selection of Points of Interest that we have created for Margot's adventures.   Who knows, you may enjoy visiting these special places in your own travels to Britain one day... 

Link to Points of Interest web page

Our Authors & Principals

The Authors

Over the years, throughout their many journeys, the Moorhouses, Frances & Jeffrey,  had become ardent observers of the human condition.  After all, life unfolds everywhere, in airports, restaurants or on any of the boulevards one might travel in a lifetime.   To them, their observations of life were an insightful study, and one not the least inhibited by the vagaries of language.  So, when they figuratively put pen to paper on their first novel, they had a wealth of experiences to draw upon for inspiration.   Both Frances and Jeffrey, seasoned travelers, observers of life and budding raconteurs, were able to draw upon vivid recollections of interesting places and intriguing people.

Their eventual entry into the world of fiction was simply a variation on a theme for a pair of travel and lifestyle editors.  For well over a decade, they had written extensively about arts & cultural experiences for the European traveler.  Their byline had appeared in print and on the internet.  But, their first love was a fashionable online journal they created for a niche audience of cultured travelers.  Over the years, they expanded their online resources to include a companion weblog and a podcast page.   Today they also employ select social media to quickly distribute "news items" to their readers.

All this came about at a time when they learned that the sun would soon set on the British hotel group they had represented for over a generation.  This London based hostelry group was founded in Victorian times and flourished notably thereafter in the fashionable Edwardian era.  The company’s portfolio of properties included smart hotels in major British cities as well as former aristocratic mansions  that now provided tweedy comforts to upscale guests on provincial holidays.  The brand also extended to luxury golf resorts nestled in Scottish glens or on lands linked to the sea.

To Frances and Jeffrey, this had been more than a mere career path.  Upon reflection, it almost seemed that they had lived an existence somewhere between  "Downton Abbey, Upstairs Downstairs"  and a world of Vintage Victorian elegance.   

They recalled vividly, so long ago, when they had entered this new existence, filled with accents, from cultured English to regional Highland brogues.  Above all, this special new world thrived on grand traditions of impeccable service in splendid hotels with colleagues who were eminently polished, and consummate professionals.  Little wonder that Frances and Jeffrey, can so easily draw upon a legion of extraordinary experiences shared with a cadre of British and European colleagues.  It is these memories, drawn from the Bel Epoque of their lifetime, that so inspire their literary pursuits to this day.

So it was, that at a time when others might be thinking of retirement,  Frances and Jeffrey entered the world of online publishing, credentialed  with a lifetime of experiences for inspiration. 

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