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Travel Art Oculus NYC

OCULUS- World Trade Center- New York

The OCULUS at the World Trade Center designed by Spanish Architect Santiago Calatrava is supposed to represent a winged dove. The Ocalus is a 365,000 square foot retail and dining emporium and transportation center located right next to One Word Trade Center, Liberty Park and the National 911 memorial and museum. The OCULUS is significant because it is a gathering …

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Art FarahSoltani Iran

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 Art MingRay

MING RAY- Exquisite Accessories

I am in awe of creative people that have a vision and will not settle until they realize their vision. Ming Ray https://www.mingray.com/about/ is an exquisite luxury accessories brand based and designed in London but each piece is made in Italy. Each handbag is a work of art with intricate details that include butterfly handles, crystals and beautiful leather and …

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Art Kusama Hirshhorn Feature

YAYOI KUSAMA- INFINITY MIRRORS- HIRSHHORN

Art feeds my soul and one recent exhibit has transfixed me. Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirrors at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, DC. is breathtaking. The Exhibit opened to rave reviews on February 23th and will continue until May 14, 2017. With record breaking crowds, extended museum viewing hours and complimentary timed passes to make the exhibit move …

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Blog Art Kusama Part II Feature 02

YAYOI KUSAMA- HIRSHHORN- PART II

On this International Woman’s Day I decided that I had to give more love to Yayoi Kusama and her vision for being on the vanguard of the art scene. Kasuma was born in Japan in 1929, studied traditional Nihonga painting, lived in New York City and returned to Japan in 1973 where she currently resides because of health reasons. This …

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Art MAXXI Rome Feature

MAXXI (National Museum of 21st Century Arts)- ROME

I adore Rome for the history, culture, architecture, cuisine and fashion but on a recent trip to Rome I was blown away by the MAXXI museum for the sheer beauty of the contemporary structure designed by the late architect Zaha Hadid. The MAXXI is a stunning modern structure amid Rome’s historical structures. The juxtaposition of the MAXXI with the surrounding …

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Art Sanjay Kasiwal. F02

Sanjay Kasiwal- Exquisite hand made jewelry

My grandfather on my mother’s side was in wholesale jewelry in the Middle East, so you can say that I have jewelry in my veins. Twelve years ago, on a trip to Jaipur India I had the esteem pleasure of meeting Sanjay Kasiwal the owner of the Gem Palace in Jaipur and his namesake stores in New York and other …

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Travel Art Xochimilco

Xochimilco- A unique & festive boating experience!

I am crazy about Xochimilco, a borough of Mexico City known for its canals and floating trajinera boats because it is truly an authentic and fun experience. You rent a trajinera boat which is usually decorated very festively and set off on the canal with a driver handling the boat. Once you set sail, the festivities occur. You can eat, …

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Travel Art Ballet Flokloric MEX

Ballet Folkloric- Mexico City

I adore Mexico City for its varied art and cultural scene. As the capital of Mexico, the city has so much to offer. Like any city with 20 million inhabitants it is important to be able to stroll in a park like Chapultepec park which covers 1,600 acres to relax, reflect and take in the sights. With lakes, forests, flora …

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Travel Art Tushita Heaven Handicraft

Tushita Heaven Handicrafts- Kathmandu, Nepal

I love it when the arts are cherished in a society. In my opinion without a thriving art scene a society is lost and devoid of a soul! On a recent trip to Nepal I was able to meet Lama Tsonamgel a one tine Buddhist monk and mathematician who is now an art dealer and artist at the Tushita Heaven …

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