Paella Event at Marimar Estate

Paella Event at Marimar Estate

April 10, 2014

Another perfect day this past week end as a great group of our friends got together for a paella event at Marimar Estate and entertaining Sonoma Style™. As you all know I am a paella aficionado so it was a delight to enjoy one that I didn’t actually have to cook myself! Of the many reasons to […]

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The Innermost House

The Innermost House

April 8, 2014

I was introduce to the Innermost House through a friend…yes, on Facebook. For me the creation of this small and thoughtful house begs the question, what or where is home? It’s a question I have contemplated much of my life as I’ve moved 34 times myself, and I am in the business of helping people […]

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Contemporary India Art and Spirit

Contemporary India Art and Spirit

April 2, 2014

After all the reminiscing about my travels around India, I want to touch on Contemporary India  Art and Spirit found in their design work internationally. Like I said in my post on Varanasi, “it’s the aspect of complete integration of the spiritual into every aspect of life that I found beautiful, moving and simply fascinating”. […]

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Varanasi India

Varanasi India

March 27, 2014

Varanasi India is one of the oldest living cities in the world, and THE oldest in India. Also known as Benares, Kashi, or the city of Shiva, it is a place of pilgrimage for Hindi’s worldwide. It is both the most fascinating and the most intense city I have ever visited, and no one leaves […]

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Riding Elephants-India Style

Riding Elephants-India Style

March 25, 2014

Since riding a camel in Egypt, I’ve always wanted to ride an elephant…so I went riding elephants, India style! And not just the tourist way, on an elephant up to the Amber fort, but really up close and personal. Here’s my story… I had read about Elefantastic on Trip Advisor and was intrigued. The thought of […]

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Architectural Highlights From my Travels to India

Architectural Highlights From my Travels to India

March 20, 2014

I want to share with you some of the architectural highlights from my travels to India. While I am in love with the architecture in general, this was the best of the best from my point of view…and yes, perhaps a bit expected, what can I say! And yes, there is a reason that the […]

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Tribal Art from India-Warli Painting

Tribal Art from India-Warli Painting

March 18, 2014

On my recent trip I was introduced to a form of tribal art from India-Warli Painting. While I was in the countryside in the state of Maharashtra I ran across this naive yet intricate art work painted on the walls of many of the local homes, schools and even the local police station. I came […]

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Trip to India; Personal Observations

Trip to India; Personal Observations

March 13, 2014

Well, I’m back, and here is the first of several blogs on my trip to India; personal observations to start with!

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Travel to India

Travel to India

January 30, 2014

Well, I’m off today, for the trip I’ve been waiting all my life to go on…I will travel to India! To me, India is place of ancient history, exotic lore and a mysticism that speaks to my heart and soul. My parents traveled to India when I was a child and ever since then I’ve […]

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Chinese New Year 2014-The Year of the Horse

Chinese New Year 2014-The Year of the Horse

January 28, 2014

Chinese New Year 2014 falls on Friday, January 31st, and is the Year of the Horse! Energetic, bright, warm-hearted, intelligent and able: the spirit of the horse has an unremitting effort to improve. This year is predicted to be full of changes-a year full of true spirit, grit, determination, vitality and endurance. Do you know […]

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