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Tag: shopping

7 Dec

Urban Zen Promotes Shopping With A Purpose

Since 2007, when fashion designer and philanthropist Donna Karan founded the Urban Zen Foundation, an inspiringly beautiful holiday market appears...

17 Oct


Must be getting old…In 1969 I moved to SoHo, a neighborhood inhabited by artists and (still) factory workers.  I was married to a painter,...

28 Jun

Bags – To the Market

Waxed cotton, light as a feather, baby change purse as charming as its parent…hails from Paris (natch), but designed by Bess Nielsen of...

27 Jun

Bags: Tanga To The Beach

soft yet tough, Lamu’s dhow sails are patched together into a wonderful weekender Tanga bag decorated with a star or heart and sporting...

7 May

Next to Heaven

 Many years ago, when the wonderful animal behaviorist and naturalist, George Schaller, was studying snow leopard, he spoke to me of the Tibetan...

12 Jul

Shopping the World

Oh, I love the internet!  SHOP LATITUDE has come in to my box for months, and it has always been axed by my delete button.  Until yesterday....

6 Jan

Alium Celebrates Five Years in Garzon

Alium, Pueblo Garzon’s clothing and home design shop, turned five this weekend. All of Garzon, plus admirers from as far away as Punta del...

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,...

12 Nov

Florence Teillet

I have written in the past about Florence Teillet and her glorious hand woven textiles. She is worth many return postings just a she is worth...

6 Sep

Scouting for Kuba Cloth

The traders came from the Congo laden with Kuba. Gorgeous pieces, we laid them out in the garden and began to negotiate.

16 Jan

Bombacha Search Success

Adorable Emilia from the beautiful estancia of La Bamba in San Antonio de Areco, shared with me her favorite shop for bombachas, those pleated,...

2 Nov

Marrakech Creativity

The king of Moroccan lanterns has a wonderful multi-story gallery in Passage Ghandouri – an artists’ enclave in Gueliz, Marrakech’s...

30 Oct

An Afternoon in the Souks

We had a delicious late lunch at La Terrace des Epices, a fun rooftop restaurant with perfect views over the winding streets of the souks below....

29 Jul

Great City Guide – Love Delhi

                    Fiona Caulfield says in the afterward to her intimate guidebook to Delhi...

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...

17 Oct

Two South American Classics

We have found two classic purveyors who we never fail to  visit on our trips to Argentina and Uruguay. Benitez is the talabarteria where I...

19 Sep

Positano – The Story of Place

The towns and villages of the Amalfi Coast are strung like beads along one of the most remarkable chains in the world – the Amalfi Drive....

4 Sep

Opening Ceremony At Ace

The Ace Hotel on West 29th Street is all the buzz..indeed, the lobby at any time of day or night looks like a version of Apple’s Genius...

2 Sep

Italy Comes to New York

What happens when three of New York’s most beloved Italian-American restaurateurs team up with the founder of a gourmet food and wine market...

17 Nov

Prowling for Goodies – Sidi Ghanem

There are these blessed cities, regions and countries where the craftman’s skills are so prolific and so varied that they have become...

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