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Food Travel SANdeWICH DC

SUNdeVICH- Global Sandwiches-Washington DC

I love local dining venues because they bring life to a neighborhood and revitalize the dining scene. Local entrepreneurs can sense what is missing in their neighborhoods and fill the void by catering to the local’s food needs and providing what people are demanding. SUNdeVICH opened in the Shaw area of Washington DC in an alley on 9th street between …

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Farah Soltani- Emerging Artist Iran

What a better way to establish a dialogue between countries and cultures than through art. At a recent Magic in Monaco art event that auctioned off and raised funds for emerging artists globally I met a lovely Iranian artist trained in Dubai named Farah Soltani. I am no way an art expert nor collector but for me art is about …

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Fashion ReemAcra

Reem Acra- Elegant Timeless Fashion

Lebanese born fashion designer Reem Acra is a power house when it comes to elegant fashions. There is nothing trendy here that fades with time, just beautifully made clothes that are timeless and can be worn for years. Reem Acra is a master designer, using beading and crystals in the most sophisticated manner. Her creations are like pieces of jewelry …

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Fashion Prada Feathers

Feathered Flights of Fancy- PRADA

We are living in trying times with global unrest, economic downturns and environmental concerns. The world is getting very complicated and we are constantly dealing with life’s stresses. I turn to fashion and the arts for my stress relieve. For me, fashion is a mode of expression to explore and express my own sense of style whether it be vintage …

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HUMMINGBIRD- Local Dining Alexandria, Virginia

I had a great dinner at HUMMINGBIRD in Alexandria with Donna Lewis, proprietor of Yoga Sport and Donna Lewis Clothier in old town Alexandria. What I loved about my dinner besides catching up with Donna Lewis, my girlfriend from 6th grade, was her choice of HUMMINGBIRD for our dining venue. Located on the water in Old Town Alexandria, HUMMINGBIRD overlooks …

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Fashion MCMarket Monaco

MC Market- Monte Carlo

In the land of the lavish and bling, MC Market in Monte Carlo is a bastion of style and chic fashion for the modern woman. MC Market features clothing, accessories, shoes and handbags from current and emerging designers with a forward-thinking attitude. MC Market is stark and modern in design, housing three floors of curated fashion items for those that …

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Gabrielle Parfum Chanel- New floral scent

Chanel’s first new fragrance in 15 years is Gabrielle. Created by in-house perfumer Oliver Polge, this is his first solo creation for Chanel. His father Jacque was a master perfumer for years at Chanel. I was fortunate to purchase a bottle of Gabrielle, the fresh floral scent in the classic square bottle, composed of Jasmine, Yang Ylang, Orange Blossom and …

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Food Travel Avenue31

Avenue 31- Modern dining Monte Carlo

On a recent business and cultural trip to Monte Carlo I dined at Avenue 31 located at 31 Avenue Princess Grace facing the water. Avenue 31 is located in a more residential area of Monte Carlo with upscale apartment buildings and stunning views of the sea. Avenue 31 is modern Mediterranean dining with a sleek and chic blue and beige …

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