Frog’s Leap Winery-Rutherford-Napa Valley
April 12, 2024

On a beautiful Spring Day, I drove with my family to Napa Valley for a fantastic day of wine tasting. The…

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Chef Chu’s-Gourmet Chinese Fare
April 5, 2024

On a recent visit to northern California, I was invited to dinner at Chef Chu’s Chinese gourmet restaurant. An institution with…

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Bistro Jeanty- Napa Valley
March 29, 2024

For Persian New Year which is the first day of Spring and called Nowruz (new day) I took a few days…

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VALENTINO LE NOIR in homage to my Mother!
March 15, 2024

My Mother passed on February 20th after a brave battle with illness for the last four years. In my culture of…

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Rosa Novella Room Fragrance Diffuser
March 8, 2024

For my most recent birthday my close friend Elizabeth gave me the Rosa Novella room diffuser which engulfs my office with…

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SACAI- Japanese Wearable Art
February 16, 2024

Chitose Abe created the Japanese fashion brand SACAI in 1999. I just discovered SACAI this winter and fell in love with…

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La Bonne Vache- Washington, DC
February 9, 2024

La Boone Vache is a wonderful new local French inspired neighborhood restaurant in the Georgetown section of Washington, DC.  The…

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How Lobbying and Advocacy Shape America’s Political Landscape– by guest contributor Chip Burkhalter
January 30, 2024

Lobbying and advocacy play an integral role in the American political system. It is one of the keyways citizens and…

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Summer is around the corner! Oscar de la Renta Raffia bag
January 26, 2024

I adore summer for so many reasons! The long days, the more casual attire and time for relaxing vacations. With summer…

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Valentino- We all need a rose on our heels…..
January 19, 2024

The fashion house of Valentino has a way with accessories. Season after season they create beautiful items that one can wear…

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