A recent trip to Israel has got me hooked into all things Jewish. A week after I returned I adopted the tradition of Shabbath and a month after I attended a Passover Seder with the Chabad community in San Francisco. The Seder meal’s highlight is the reading of the Haggadah which commemorates the reason for […]
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 […]
Anniversaries are always an event worthy of a celebration. It allows us a gratifying look at the past year, all events and memories collected as the contents of, in our case, Year 3. It has become a tradition for an anniversary trip but this year, we ventured closer to home- to Inverness, a 1.5 hour […]
I am planning for a month long trip to Asia and much as I love color, packing for a trip that long needs a color strategy. So mine is to have a predominantly solid and neutral wardrobe palette (think blacks and navys and lots of nude) and a felt bag heavy with accessory explosion ! […]
This page in the December issue of C magazine reminded me of the reason why I had turned a 180 from my pre-2006 modern aesthetics to my current (and ongoing 6th year love affair with) classic and traditional design. I had experienced the St Regis luxury for 2.5 years, my “homecoming” when I moved back […]
“tis the season ….