Cities Category

October 22, 2014

A First Look at San Francisco’s Transbay District

I moved to San Francisco from Manila in 1997 and moved to Washington, DC and in a year, to New York in 2000. But I did leave my heart in San Francisco and made it a point to come visit 1-2X a year. Every time I did, a new development surprised me (though in the […]

July 17, 2014

What is it about Tangier ?

An article in the NY Times magazine last April 11, 2014 featured 10 foreigners who came to visit to stay a while and decided it was the place to stay. Since then have made the city their home and let the years go by. Morocco has always titillated me and long been on my travel […]

August 29, 2012

Russian Style

A recent trip to Russia and an article due on design trends has evidently posed a question: What is Russian style? Most design observers can easily tag a style that is Parisian, Milanese, Japanese, Scandinavian and closer to me, Californian. But Russia, in its enormity both geographically and in economics, possesses a mystique that is […]

April 27, 2012

Paris – Milan – London Style

The other night, a fashion forward friend of ours came by to check out an Hermes belt I was selling. Sadly, it did not work out. But easily coerced to sit and stay for dinner, we had, among many topics, a conversation started on how San Francisco girls hardly wear skirts or dresses. Blame it […]