Startling Architecture, Slap Up Seafood – Two New Blogs for From the Grapevine

Since September 2014, World Words’ esteemed content editor Mandy has been regularly contributing blog posts to the Israel-American publication From the Grapevine. You will probably have seen some of her work pop up on this blog before, from this article about amazing vineyard resorts around the world to this profile piece of concert master David Radzynski. You may also have seen new From the Grapevine projects pop up on our portfolio page.

Well, we’re still going strong, and this month we’ve several new articles being published on the site. Two of them, which touch on the diverse topics of unusual residential architecture and amazing global seafood restaurants, are already live, so we’ve included snippets of each below. Scroll down to read the extracts or link to the full articles.

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Singapore: A Region Guide for HomeAway

Singapore is a place quite unlike any other. The world’s only island city-state is known both as a global commerce and financial centre and as a hard-to-beat holiday destination, offering a wealth of world-class cultural institutions, extraordinary architecture and never-ending nightlife – all boosted by a unfailingly warm, equatorial climate. For travellers, it’s an amazing city, which is why when HomeAway, the world’s largest holiday home (vacation rental) company with over a million global listings, asked us to write them a guide on the city, we jumped at the chance.

The first in a series of Asia-Pacific region guides for HomeAway – the rest, from Dubai to Hong Kong to Sydney, will go live during March – Singapore was published last week. And you can read our regional overview below.

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David Radzynski: A 28-Year-Old Concert Master – A Blog for From the Grapevine

The soaring swell of strings, the mellow call of the French horn, the rhythmic thud of timpani; there is something about orchestral music that resonates deeply with audiences, whether it’s heard live in a concert hall or as the background score during a film screening. In each and every orchestra, a cast of individual virtuosos work in perfect harmony to produce a cohesive, synergistic sound. Yet despite the impressive collaborative nature of these musical¬†ensembles, there is a clear hierarchy at play. There are first chairs or section principals, who act as the main voice or lead for their respective sections. There are assistant principals who play second fiddle. And finally there’s the most high-ranking¬†title of them all – the leader. Or, as it’s known in the US, the concertmaster.

When From the Grapevine approached us to write about David Radzynski, the recently crowned 28-year-old concertmaster of the highly regarded Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra, we were delighted. As music lovers, we were excited to share the story of remarkably talented young man and his rapid rise to classical music stardom.

So that’s what we did. You can read our full blog on David Radzynski for From the Grapevine below.

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