Bio: I am a hyperaesthete and mélomane who decided to plunge headlong into a Phd programme in art history; I am an aspiring musicologist on the side... This blog was started as a divertissement or rather a means of helping this shopaholic stay away from ehr online splurges. Plus, life up in the ivory tower can be humdrum; hence, the draw towards constant distractions such as this on-again, off-again blog... Lastly, this blog is an opportunity for me to develop my writing. So much effort! Simon Schama and Tim Page share first place in my pantheon of great authors. Exhibitions, live concerts, new epicurean discoveries, and random bits of whimsy will be obvious leitmotifs in this blog.