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5 Apr


It took a birthday, a friend, and three sisters to lead me to UnderOurSky, a delicious (and dangerously desirous) website of beautiful objects. My...

12 Nov

Majorelle Shopping

The Majorelle Gardens are a must visit in town as is the revamped Berber Museum. Clever shopkeepers, knowing that they have a captive audience,...

29 Aug

African Heritage (2)

28 Aug

Alan Donovan – African Heritage

On the eve of my departure for Kenya, my heart place, I offer you a glimpse of what makes this country and this continent so unique. I first...

28 Jul

Coqui Coqui

One of the prettiest shops – and there are a few – in Merida, Yucatan’s nearly 500 year old city, is Coqui Coqui. Selling scented...

2 Jul

DARKROOM’S Treasures

I am enchanted, invigorated, and deeply satisfied by beautiful, handmade objects.  When I find a source, be it a stall, a shop, a market or...

13 Jun

NoMad Hotel

On 28th Street and Broadway, in what is known locally as Manhattan’s Koreatown, a wonderful Beaux Arts building has been repurposed.  Formerly...

4 Jun

Attention to Detail: 45 rpm

On the second floor of New York’s 45 rpm, the Japanese shop known for its relaxed, fun (and expensive) natural fiber, indigo clothing,...

4 May

Uzbek beautiful fabrics

My good friend, Laura Aviva – she with the sublime eye matched only by huge curiosity and courage – has sourced this gorgeous, vintage...

30 Oct

Majorelle Update

The sites of Marrakech can be seen in one morning.  While they tell a complex story that underpins much of what enchants travelers to this city...

26 Oct

De Vera

It didn’t surprise me that De Vera and the supremely talented Kathe Williams (see Two Green Witches 9/9/10), had the imagination to design...

16 Jul

Janete Zamboni

One of the pleasures of living in a city like New York is the wealth of creativity and creative venues at ones fingertips.  Poking around the...

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