Category Archive for: ‘Art & Music’

Art Ruby

“RUBY”- New World Music by Shujaat Kahn & Katayoun Goudarzi

When I first created my lifestyle blog Fatemeh Recommends my first ART post was on the album SPRING created by sitar master Shujaat Husain Khan and luscious vocalist Katayoun Goudarzi. The collaboration between these two artists is magical and spellbinding. I have had the pleasure to hear and meet Shujaat Khan at the Freer Gallery at the Smithsonian and listen …

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Art Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol- My Art Crush

My fascination with Andy Warhol started in my youth. I was intrigued with this fragile looking artist that created a new medium and had his own posse of friends that surrounded his ever action. As a marketing executive I feel he was the original creator of social media. He tested boundaries and introduced a medium of art that was nonexistent …

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Art Bulgari Diva

Diva Watch- Bulgari

Lots of business travel & work makes me totally exhausted. This is the time my mind starts fantasizing about jewelry I do not need but can appreciate. I am obsessed with handmade craftsmanship because we live in an age of mass production. Everything we touch is fast & furious. It seems that speed is what we aspire too on any …

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Art Shirin Neshat

Shirin Neshat- Hirshhorn Museum-Washington, DC

I am honored, privileged and proud that Shirin Neshat is having a solo retrospective at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, DC entitled “Facing History”. You might ask why. The reason is that as an Iranian-American woman I am overjoyed that her art is being introduced to a group of citizens that might not otherwise have access to her work if …

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Art Graff Butterfly Watch

GRAFF butterfly watch

I fall in love with objects because of their beauty and not their value. To me the GRAFF butterfly watch available with emeralds, rubies or sapphires covered in diamonds is a work of art. Made my master craftsmen, it is an item to cherish and not just use to tell time. The watch showcases small bejeweled butterflies floating on the …

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Art Gospel Music 02

Gospel- Lifts my soul…

I just adore gospel music. It takes me to another level and for me it is like meditation. The words, verses & music are just beautiful creating an aura of peacefulness. Gospel opens my heart and lifts my soul. I like nothing better than good food and great music on a weekend. Enter The Sunday Gospel brunch at the Howard …

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Art Margot McKinney Featured

Margot McKinney- Unique jewels

I am enamored by craftsmanship of any kind as it seems to be a dwindling away in this age of mass production. My Mother’s father was a jewelry wholesaler so I guess I have jewels in my blood. Since I was a little girl, I saw beautiful & rare jewels and grow up with a sensibility for the healing powers …

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Art Tur David Webb

Turquoise interpreted by David Webb

I am obsessed with turquoise and David Webb Jewels. Turquoise because it is a soothing stone and David Webb jewels because this iconic American brand is over the top glamorous. These pieces are expensive but like pieces of art that one can look at & cherish. The three bracelets pictured are some of my favorites mixing turquoise, diamonds, tiger-eye, enamel …

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Music Massive Attack


I first heard the music of the group MASSIVE ATTACK while on business travel to Asia. The English band was formed in Bristol in 1988 and has an alternative/esoteric musical style. After reading further about them I have found that they are very passionate about their music & politics. I was just blown away with their musical style because it …

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Music Groove Armada

Groove Armada

Music is my life line especially when I travel. It grounds me and certain genres of music remind me of loved ones, special moments and place me in a great mood. Music allows me to day dream and not feel the pressure of being displaced on the road. Enter Andy Cato & Tom Findley the English duo that makes up …

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