Art, Travel

Sleeping Back in Time: Vintage Campers at Base Camp

No Comments 19 September 2014

During my trek through Germany, I wanted to experience the true flavor of the country. The German Tourism Bureau team was so generous and completely provided a spectrum of activities for my travel taste. I stopped in Bonn, the former West German capital, for two nights after living in a dreamlike “Sleeping Beauty” fantasy castle […]

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Art, Travel

A Visual Journey Through Moscow’s Striking Subway Stations

No Comments 12 September 2014

During my trip through Russia’s waterways on Viking River Cruises, we had the opportunity to tour Moscow’s magnificent subway system. It was one of the tours I really wanted to spend more time exploring, but there were so many remarkable choices offered by the Viking Rurik Cruise that I did not get to personally experience […]

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Art, Travel

A Gastronomic Opera of Dramatic Flavors

No Comments 10 December 2013

A fine evening for dinner normally plays like a good film or musical theatre performance.  Enjoyable ones have a solid three act structure, such as appetizer, main course, and dessert.  But extraordinary dinners have much more; crescendos and subtlety, subplots and strong character, musical passages that cause goosebumps, and surprises that amaze! We were lucky […]

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Art, Photography, Social Media

Connecting Across the World Through David Bank’s Images

No Comments 21 October 2013

Social media is a special place—you can help a person on the other side of the world by just typing on your phone or computer.  This past week, I featured Daniel Cheong‘s photography on my site and my social media channels.  I thought it would be fun to work it into a series, since I […]

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Art, Photography, Social Media

Instagram Addict or Story Teller—Which One Are You?

2 Comments 17 August 2013

Instagram – Are you an #IGAddict? What does your Instagram page say about you?  I’ve been on Instagram for only a short period of time, and I’ve found that I absolutely enjoy this platform.  I love sharing my photo walks through nature with my friends.  I may not be a professional photographer, but I have […]

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Art, Travel

Raise a Glass to a Capital Evening of Food, Wine and Friends

6 Comments 01 February 2013

I do love an event that starts with champagne…and continues with more fantastic wines, a four-course meal and interesting conversation.  And that’s exactly what I was treated to on January 29th at the Capital Wine Festival’s event showcasing the Darioush Winery, held at The Fairfax at Embassy Row’s @2100Prime restaurant.   Like I said, they […]

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Art, Social Media, Twitter

Do You Have a Theme Song That Illustrates Your Approach to Social Media?

34 Comments 19 January 2013

The song One Love resonates with me as my social media theme song especially in this YouTube video here, taken from the documentary “Playing For Change: Peace Through Music”.  Here, the classic Bob Marley tune is played by Keb’ Mo’ and Manu Chao and the collaboration is truly inspiring. In social media, we have a […]

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Art

Creative Cuisine – Coming to Your Emotional Rescue

No Comments 28 December 2012

Can food be created to evoke a particular emotional response?  Celebrity chefs Armando Monterroso and Steve Evetts believe that it can, and I recently had the honor of meeting them both at a private tasting at the Marriott Marquis New York City located in Times Square.   The two Marriott chefs have teamed up to author […]

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Art

DJ Kiss – Intelligence and Beauty all WIRED into One Woman

2 Comments 17 December 2012

WIRED + Marriott hosted the 2012 grand finale to their #Culturazzi series in New York City this past week.  While there, enjoying the tremendous gathering of talent and innovation, I had an opportunity to sit down for a quick chat with television personality and Deejay, JaKissa Taylor-Semple.  Taylor-Semple spins tracks under the name DJ Kiss […]

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Art, Tech

WIRED + Marriott Top Talent, WIRED Gifts – Culturazzi Collective Remix

4 Comments 15 December 2012

WIRED + Marriott hosted the last of the 2012 #Culturazzi Series events at the #WIREDstore in New York City last week. For this final event of the year, Marriott brought together a number of key players from the art, tech, music, and travel communities and hosted an entertaining night of exquisite innovation, music, and art. […]

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