the real deal

Of the many musical/cultural events that I’ve been able to attend over the last thirty years or so one stands head and shoulders above all of the rest .. it’s the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. This year Jazz Fest marks its 40th anniversary with a captivating, scintillating line up, just announced. . . . → Read More: the real deal

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soul + design

Taschen, the German publisher with stores in the US, abroad and online offers a terrific collection of highly visual books for design lovers, architecture, fashion, art, pop culture, travel enthusiasts and people that simply like good books.

Among this year’s best is Soul i-D, a collection of stirring musings on family, global . . . → Read More: soul + design

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small indulgence

There’s something about small bowls and dishes that’s fascinating to me. Maybe it’s because of their potential to hold pungent dipping sauces, honey, red pepper flakes, salt, spicy mustard, hot sauce or ketchup .. my mother would be happy that I’m still not putting the bottle on the table. . . . → Read More: small indulgence

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what we know

About a year and half ago we had the good fortune to join members of our family on a journey to Myanmar. We were there to learn, travel, experience and ultimately visit the remote village of Yim Bya where The Shanta Foundation funded the building of a school for . . . → Read More: what we know

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