February 20, 2015
What an incredible trip! I got back from Cuba late Tuesday night and can't wait to share my experiences. Below are a few picture highlights with more details about the adventure to come next week.
Here is a cityscape image of Havana taken at the rooftop bar at the Hotel Ambos Mundos.
View from rooftop bar at Hotel Ambos Mundos
There's a juxtaposition of old and new, vibrant and dull, that's felt overwhelmingly throughout the city.
Moped parked next to a demolished building
Crumbling building with thriving plants
And the cars! The cars are simply magnificent!
Cruisin' in Havana
A 1920s movie set in the middle of the city
Many more details and pictures to come - stay tuned! And, if you have any specific questions write them in comments and I'll be happy to answer.
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October 22, 2020
I just read an article that sounded – to me at least – like “a canary in a coal mine” or an early warning of danger. This piece, written by Joe Pompeo, appeared in the May 2020 issue of Vanity Fair magazine with the title “The British Tabloid Invasion” and a subtitle that read, “How the Daily Mail is conquering American gossip.”
The paparazzi horde, La Dolce Vita, 1960 – photo courtesy of Vanity Fair
October 14, 2020
Apparently the good old U.S. is a nation of “not great” sleepers. Really? And I thought I was the only one! According to a recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention it was revealed that one out of three Americans are chronically sleep-deprived. Yikes!
October 06, 2020
I think we’re all taken by the incredible mystique of the famous French fashion house, Hermès that has been with us for two centuries and is still owned and operated by the same family. From its beginnings in fine equestrian leather goods, they are – in the tumultuous year 2020 – best known for their handbags and many other items.
My image of Hermès has always been rarified products at equally rarified prices so imagine my surprise when I recently received a very stylish publication of theirs in the mail.