Courage and Fear

“Il coraggio è fatto di paura” (Courage is made of fear.)  As somebody who interviewed top world leaders during the 60‘s, 70‘s and 80‘s, including Ayatollah Khomeini in 1979 & North Vietnamese General Vo Nguyen Giap during the Vietnam War, Italian journalist Oriana Fallaci, might know a thing or two about courage and fear. The idea […]

A concert on the beach: Amadou and Mariam

Every summer, Santa Monica Pier hosts the Twilight Concert Series, where performers from all around the world come to play while the public enjoys the sounds either stage-front on the pier, or by setting up blankets and chairs on the beach below. Mom and I pack big blankets, and a picnic complete with wine. It’s […]

Santa Barbara Day Trip – Part I

My mom recently came for a visit and she and Alex and I drove up the coast to Santa Barbara for the day, one of our favorite places to go for shopping, sightseeing and just a change of pace.   On a sunny day, it’s a beautiful drive along the ocean and since it’s on […]

Astier de Villate at Trove

Astier de Villate ceramics and glassware along with many beautiful and unique antiques, textiles  and objets d’ art at Trove… Heather and Bobby Lee have settled in at their new location.  370 Ocean Avenue Laguna Beach, California Trove  Trove on 1stdibs I have yet to meet Heather and Bobby, but from our correspondence, it is clear […]

Luis Meléndez at LACMA

Master of the Spanish Still Life PRESS RELEASE Los Angeles—The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) presents Luis Meléndez: Master of the Spanish Still Life, the first U.S. exhibition in twenty-five years of eighteenth-century Spanish painter Luis Meléndez (1715-1780). Meléndez is now recognized not only as one of the greatest Spanish painters of the […]