Love sushi and sashimi but your partner or dining companion doesn’t? Here’s a Japanese restaurant with a difference. Read Full Post & Comments »
Enjoying “glam” as I do, anyplace that would bill itself as Marilyn Monroe whatever automatically catches my attention. And then when you add my weekly ritual, the manicure, to the mix, irresistible. Read Full Post & Comments »
Guest blogpost by Judith R. Bishop
I don’t know about you, but I spent my college years worshipping the sun with a reflector under my chin and copious amounts of baby oil laced with iodine slathered on my face. It worked. Read Full Post & Comments »
Starting today I’m going to have a new feature called “Fabulous Friday” where I will be showcasing an image of something or someone that exudes “fabulosity”. Read Full Post & Comments »
How to create a 5-star experience while staying in a 3-star hotel or resort? Whether because we’re watching our budget or there are no other options where we’re going, we all probably stay in a 3-star hotel at some point. This was my challenge over Thanksgiving, prompting this post. Read Full Post & Comments »
Someone should invent a light, portable espresso machine for one, ideal for travel, I said to a friend a few years ago. Voila. Read Full Post & Comments »
Stunning jewelry was on display this year and more of it at Design Miami 2013. We’re talking jewelry as art and the prices to match. I made the mistake of suggesting that one piece might cost 5 figures. The gallerist promptly disavowed me of that thought, saying “we’re not talking fashion jewelry”. Even if one is not in the market for accessories at that price point, the creative design is a feast for the eyes. Judging from this year’s pieces, the trend is jewelry that moves, as in optical illusions (the bracelet pictured here has a dial you can move and change the optics) and kinetic parts. Here are pieces from Carlos Cruz Diaz, Gijs Bakker, Pol Bury and Atelier Ted Noten. Also on view were pieces by art heavyweights Damien Hirst, Jeff Koons and Amish Kapoor. Galleries were from Belgium, the UK, Italy and the US.