March 24, 2011 § Leave a comment
I am just now returning from spring break with my family. It took some trekking to get to the actual jungle trekking part. First, we flew to Miami where we spent the night. Then, we flew to Belize and then, finally, were shuttled through the jungle on dirt roads until finally we arrived at our own little beach paradise. I actually loved that this destination was so remote and lacking technology. While Belize may not be your typical Four Seasons vacation, it is a great adventure. We laid on the beach and ate in beach huts- Barracuda Bar & Grill in Hopkins Bay is an absolute must. We trekked through the jungle and ate termites with the Mayans and we visited the wonderful Bird Island, home of the red gulled frigate birds. We visited pyramids and spoke to Mayans about 2012 and we soaked up the sun. I hope you all get a chance to visit this wild wonderland while it’s still unspoiled.
March 23, 2011 § Leave a comment
My love of beauty is at the heart of everything I do. In the words of a legend, “I adore gems, but not because they are mine. You can’t possess radiance, you can only admire it.” I love her transient attitude to beauty. I am reminded of Shelley’s classic poem Ozymandias. In memoriam, I plan on getting nostalgic and watching some of my favorite movies from the late great Dame Elizabeth Taylor. Here’s to a great lady who I am certain is perched upon a pink cloud.
March 21, 2011 § Leave a comment
I adore Chinese pagodas. I love the symmetry and height of their architecture. I love full-scale structures, but am also intrigued by the whimsy of small-scale objets. If there’s one thing I love more than a pagoda, it’s a pair! I always try to buy accessories in pairs as they balance out a room. Here are a few of my favorites from Ceylon made from antique jade, bone, terra cotta and ceramic.
March 18, 2011 § 1 Comment
Red. Red. Red.
Colors and things I…
Love. Love. Love.
March 18, 2011 § Leave a comment
March 17, 2011 § Leave a comment
One place I have yet to explore is Sub-Saharan Africa. I am enchanted and inspired by the beauty of African art and have enjoyed collecting African beads and currencies. My next big vacation I am planning with my family will be to the Okavango Delta in Botswana, but until then I will continue to add to my colorful collection of beads. Here are a few of my favorites from around Ceylon and the chic Emilie Jean sporting my new collier.
March 15, 2011 § Leave a comment