14.6.17

Internet Detox

My staycation has lasted longer than expected, but at least I can feel my neck again. 

22.4.17

SP Arte 2017 São Paulo

1.  Andrea Facchini, Untitled



9.4.17

Weekend Links

Tom Krol, Mild Horses, 2016

Vancouver, a city of loneliness

Young people are rejecting milk

Good news for older mothers

4 new books from restaurant chefs

Get ready for extreme vetting

France's next first lady, or gentleman

Making a living with Airbnb

How to write a NYT headline

Russia raises prospect of war

Le Cinq, Paris: restaurant review

The trouble between Beijing and Donald Trump

Social entrepreneurship with a little help from the homeless

A vaccine for acne?

What we can learn about marriage from the French

On becoming a chef

50 best restaurants

At the Dallas Art Fair

Best Spring cookbooks

5.4.17

3.4.17

Fresh Photography Is Not Easy To Find

With everyone using Instagram it's becoming harder and harder to appreciate good photography. Everyone's a star now. The art form has become so diluted that it really takes a striking image to capture your attention. I found that to be especially true when going through the latest images at The Photography Show presented by AIPAD.  Somehow, these images stood out for me more than others, but let's see if you agree.

1.  Vik Muniz Orphan Girl at the Cemetery after Delacroix from Gordian Puzzles, 2008



2.4.17

Weekend Links

Christiane Spangsberg
Will Dropping the LSAT Requirement Create More Miserable Lawyers?

Paris marks Rodin centenary


An All-Gray Apartment that's not Blah

How to make the most of your workday

Norway, the happiest place to be?

People aren't spending

The everyday trauma of childbirth made me stop at one child

Lisbon as a culinary destination

The best vitamins for fertility

Do DHA Supplements Make Babies Smarter?

What's happening to Lululemon?



24.3.17

Finding the Right Look for Spring

A trench coat may be a timeless classic but when everyone starts wearing one I begin to crave something different. That's where Smythe comes in. With their silhouette hugging jackets they seem like a perfect addition to your Spring wardrobe. I find them stylish and extremely flattering especially since they cinch in your waistline just where you need it most. Their latest season has several to choose from along with a few other pieces that I thought I'd add into the mix. If you don't want to pay full price, and I don't blame you, you may be able to find something similar at designer resale sites such as Tradesy where there are more and more options to choose from. It certainly never hurts to look.

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20.3.17

40 Reasons Not To Have Children

This is not a new book but one that only recently fell into my lap and what a delightful and ultimately depressing read. If you enjoy brutal honesty then you'll appreciate Corinne Maier's not-so-tender insights on the pains of motherhood and the most common consequences of choosing such a role. Weight gain, droopy breasts, and stretch marks, and these are just the beginning. Although not everyone suffers in this same way, it is certainly enough to make you ponder why having kids is on everyone's to do list. The author laments that she regrets having children for if it were not for their presence she could have spent the money from her book sales traveling the world. But then you can't travel the world forever and besides, without them she would have never written the book. While the book reads like a worst of the worst case scenario it's a lot of angst in one really short book. I'm not sure it's entirely convincing. But if you are child-free, then you may revel in its humour and thank life that you do not have a ball and chain just yet.