Category Archive for: ‘Art & Music’

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Kavant & Sharat- Origami brushed gold & champagne diamond Earrings

I feel it is so important to support and uplift local artisans, so that the globe doesn’t become one chain store! Local artisans represent their respective communities and bring such life into every object they design. Further, every item has a history and personal story. I adore the work of Kavant and Sharat because this husband and wife duo creates …

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Bina Goenka- Handcrafted Custom Jewelry

I came across the work of Bina Goenka on my last business trip to India. I was mesmerized by her craftsmanship and the ethereal design of her jewelry. All handmade in India with an organic fusion of precious jewelry and a truly unique style. Bina was an attorney that decided to trade in her legal profession for jewelry design. Her …

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Marco de Vincenzo- Creative and Glam Shoes

In my travels I come across some interesting and innovative young designers that I might not come across in the US. I like exploring and searching out new talent. If we don’t support these young designers, the whole globe will just be a few large retail brands. Further, young designers like Marco de Vincenzo would not have a forum to …

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Hot Pink Sketch- London

I love travel because it opens my mind and allows me to expand my horizons. Even on business travel I try to appreciate my surroundings a bit more these days and take it all in. On I a recent business trip to London I was fortunate to have afternoon tea with my clients at the gallery at Sketch which was …

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Glenstone- A private museum worth visiting!

When I was told that a great private museum Glenstone rested in Potomac Maryland, a suburb of Washington, DC I was a bit apprehensive. The 204,000 square foot museum built on 203,000 acres by art collectors and philanthropists Mitchell and Amy Rales is surrounded by a beautiful landscape setting. Besides the modern art, there are many paths, trails and meadows …

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PETRA PIECES- Handmade Sterling jewelry in Petra

Traveling expands my mind and horizons by filtering all that I learn about different cultures. On a recent trip with Abercrombie and Kent with my industry colleagues I was able to explore Jordan and see all the magical sights. I adore purchasing items that are made locally and that help local communities, especially woman in regions like the Middle East. …

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Jordan River Foundation Showroom- Amman Jordan

On my recent visit to Jordan I had the pleasure to visit the Jordan River Foundation. Showroom in Amman is a beautifully designed house situated in a stunning garden that seems moons away from the busy street it sits on. As you enter the garden a sense of tranquility surrounds you and then you walk into the showroom with its …

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KC JAZZ CLUB at the Kennedy Center

The Kennedy Center in Washington, DC is a great venue for the performing arts. Located in the Heart of the City it affords people of all ages a chance to have art in their life’s. I grow up in an artistic family so for me art is a source of spiritual growth that enhances my soul and opens my mind. …

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Archivo- Mexico City

Archivo is a space in Mexico City dedicated to collecting, exhibiting and rethinking design and architecture. You can view more than 1,500 objects ranging from everyday Mexican design to International classics, showcasing the best of Mexican design, books and textiles. Throughout the year Archivo offer exhibitions, talks, workshops, screenings and other activities with a library specializing in design and architecture …

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Fashion Art Naeem Khan

Naeem Khan- Designer Extraordinaire!

I’m going to a wedding this Saturday right after returning from business travel and I am perplexed on what to wear as it is fall but feels more like summer. The wedding is black tie and very formal, so I am even more confused about my attire. Then I remembered a vintage Naeem Khan beaded dress I have in my …

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