“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” — Maya Angelou By Vanessa Daou For the young, healthy, purpose-driven, and mobile, it’s easy to look off into the perceived distant future and dismiss what we cannot imagine: so called (gasp!) old age. But, beyond the cultural, we have an ethical responsibility […]
Born into a military family, McKeen grew up in several states and countries. He spent three childhood years on an Air Force base north of the Florida Keys during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Two stories in the anthology are his, drawn from that time in his life.
Beauty lends itself to more beauty for award-winning novelist Susan Vreeland. Art opens doors to new artwork, and life is a constant canvas for new perspective.
Vreeland’s passion for delving into the stories behind Old World art may have earned her a place in literary history, but she remains the starry-eyed high school English teacher standing on Pont Neuf 40 years ago.
Photographs by: Carla Breeze, Andrea Betteridge, Jill L. Matthews Summer brings agricultural shows and horse events not to mention racing. Ascot Racecourse’s social zenith is the annual Royal Meeting in June where Philip Treacy hats vie with thoroughbreds–horses and people. This season was no exception especially because of the Diamond Jubilee. Celebrating […]
Ute Lemper is a study in contrasts: her grace on stage commingles with an open and abraded rawness, whose heart seems both hardened and palpably forgiving. Beauty and Truth are flip sides of the invisible mask Ute Lemper wears.
Redemption, regret, catharsis: Love, lust, longing: Eros, desire, retreat. Lemper’s voice expresses the full spectrum of human emotions, it is both instrument and weapon. Expressing manifold tones and shades all in the same breath – oscillating between bell-like clarity, hushed whispers, and a throaty haughtiness – her voice is unmistakable: pure Ute Lemper.
Unnecessarily so or not, most of us throw things away. Few amongst us bother or even see value in our collective garbage graveyard. But as the saying allows, “one man’s trash is another man’s gold.” Ilaria Venturini Fendi, like an alchemist, is an exquisite transformer and an educated redeemer of contemporary detritus. She […]
An architect who graduated from MIT in 1952, John R. Myer was awarded a Fullbright scholarship to study in Italy. While there he worked with Gino Valle at Studio Valle in Udine. Valle is widely recognized for his public buildings and the flap display Cifra 3 clock, considered a masterpiece of industrial design. Returning […]
Chef PAUL PRUDHOMME may have brought the flavors of the New Orleans Vieux Carré to presidents and a king, but his deepest satisfaction comes from the food itself.
Fashion by its very nature is exclusive, but I try to make my collections as inclusive as possible. Nevertheless, my hat’s ultimate and simple purpose is to make people look and feel good and enable them to be the person they want to be.
Place of birth: Lunéville, Lorraine. Date of birth: 10/1/1966 Where are your restaurant/boutiques? We have twenty international boutiques: from Paris, Cannes, London, New York to Tokyo and Hong Kong. What is the most exiting, receptive city for today’s executive chefs? In terms of places where there are a lot of great restaurants and top […]