Shattering Stigma: Falling from the Sky Book Review

She’s the woman he doesn’t remember. He’s the man she can’t forget. Bad boy Hank “Hazardous” Lazarus used to have everything: a gorgeous girlfriend, a career as a freestyle snowboarder and a spot on the US Olympic team. Nine months ago, after a bad crash in the half pipe, he woke up in the hospital,…

Luckiest Girl Alive Review

Luckiest Girl Alive was released in May 2015, but I only got around to reading it in December. If I had to choose, I’d say it was my favorite book from last year. And I got a lot of reading done in 2015. Luckiest Girl Alive is told through the unlikable protagonist, TifAni FaNelli. (Yes,…

Food & Flight

Francis Mallmann’s boutique hotel and resturant, El Garzón in Uruguay. (photo: The WSJ) “Francis Mallmann’s position as Latin America’s pre-eminent chef depends on more than mere cooking. Most of it can be summed up in one word: style. Everything Mallmann does speaks of elegance as easy as a Fred Astaire soft shoe. Tall, fair-haired, with…

Bohemian Buenos Aires

“Drawn by low prices and Paris-like elegance, legions of foreign artists are colonizing Buenos Aires and transforming this sprawling metropolis into a throbbing hothouse of cool.”  ~The New York Times > Travel (All Photos: The New York Times >Travel)

The Balance

Librans too are among the most civilized of the twelve zodiacal characters.  They have elegance, charm and good taste, are naturally kind, very gentle, and lovers of beauty, harmony (both in music and social living) and the pleasures that these bring. They have good critical faculty and are able to stand back and look impartially at…

crazy & Fun

“The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four people are suffering from some sort of mental illness. Think of your three best friends. If they’re okay, then it’s you.”                                                                                                                                                                  ~ Rita Mae Brown (thecobrasnake.com)

Climate25

A friend’s gallery opening in the West Village. About ‘Climate25’ : “After the apocalypse, what do we call the next generation?…  The beautiful ones will always get by, but how could they ever forgive us and our selfishness, ignorance and cruelties?  Or will they, too, always be part of that continuum–  victim and victimizer?  Are…

Emblematic Trench Coats

Autumn/Winter 2009 Burberry campaign The ads — featuring Emma Watson and shot on location by Mario Testino near Burberry’s new headquarters not far from Westminster Abbey, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament — showcase a chilly but lovely London.   “I wanted the images to represent both the rich history and the modernity of the…

I Don’t Want No Retrospective

Skull Set photographs The newest photo blog to enter the fray is Jack Siegel’s TheSkullSet.com.  “I want pictures to hold their own and create distance from other blogs,” says the 22-year-old, who is currently studying photography…   Siegel has created a visual narrative of today’s semi-charmed youth, who bask in the lazy days and late nights of…