Category Archives: PEOPLE

let us be grateful

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. ~ Marcel Proust  there are givers and there are takers.  thoughtful acts are extensions of kindness.  the giver, gives.  the taker? … Continue reading

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elBulli was an experience.  a true experience for all the senses.  some years ago, near rosas, spain, at Ferran Adrià ‘s experimental restaurant, i enjoyed an ultra sensorial experience.  not to dramatise, but to this day, it is difficult to speak clearly about this … Continue reading

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presence required

Absence diminishes little passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and fans a fire. ~ Francois de La RochefouOcauld just the other day, at a luvFAB venue, Locanda Verde, i was told that i was missed.  my absence was felt.  i interpreted … Continue reading

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when i think of Edvard Munch, i can only think of the iconic scream.  although, not too long ago, i had seen the The Scream at the MoMA, and did not want to spend a gorgeous day in zurich enclosed in the Kunsthaus Zürich, i heard a … Continue reading

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tick tock splendid 2014

in zurich, switzerland,  i found a beauty that keeps time.  Albert-Ernest Carrier–Belleuse made the bronze sculpture and the watchmaker, Eugene Farcot, made the clock, circa 1870, for the world exhibition in paris.  this masterpiece clock has been keeping time since 1870 onwards.  splendid … Continue reading

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us; 253 facial expressions over a gradient color field.  Rob Pruitt at the de la Cruz Collection, expressing emotions.  do we live all these emotions?  we surely live some better than others.  give me the heart.  i am smiling, i am … Continue reading

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it all started in a back street in nottingham.  6 byard lane.  well, the business part.  the creative part, he had that it in him.  he also had behind him, pauline denyer, who was then teaching fashion at the city art … Continue reading

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i knew it was about a tradition, about a history.  but how does a tradition begin, a history made?  it has a beginning and it must have time.  last thursday at the River Cafe, i told my dear friend pino, that … Continue reading

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Don’t let one cloud obliterate the whole sky.  ~ Anaïs Nin  after days of on going rain, the sky showed its blue hue.  yes, blue.  it’s a blue hue that takes your blues away.  a blue hued sky can do that. … Continue reading

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A building has integrity just like a man.  And just as seldom. ~ Ayn Rand  the CN Tower in toronto, canada, was the tallest free standing structure on earth, when it was built in 1976, and held that record until 2010.  today it … Continue reading

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