All through Andalusia, from the rock of Jaén to the snail’s-shell of Cadiz, people constantly talk about the duende and recognize it wherever it appears with a fine instinct. That wonderful singer El Lebrijano, creator of the Debla, said: ‘On days when I sing with duende no one can touch me.’: the old Gypsy dancer La Malena once heard Brailowsky play a fragment of Bach, and exclaimed: ‘Olé! That has duende!’ but was bored by Gluck, Brahms and Milhaud. And Manuel Torre, a man who had more culture in his veins than anyone I’ve known, on hearing Falla… Read More

Moni Mon Amie

“O, Moni Hours become years when you’re gone!” Astonishing, heartbreaking and beautiful   “The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or touched, they are felt with the heart.” ~Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

I Love Jewelry

“I love jewelry – rings, earrings, bracelets, necklaces, you name it. ” Sofia Vergara   My shop is here

Why Georgia (The Country) Is The Next Great Food And Wine Destination (Part I)

The Motsameta Monastery in Kutaisi, Georgia Adam Morganstern I only had to learn two words in Georgian to enjoy my way around the country: “thanks” and “cheers.” There were other phrases I’d prepared, but with all the endless food, wine and genuine warmth that was thrown my way, I was about three days into the trip before I even needed to say anything else. I’m not sure people even knew I wasn’t Georgian. There is wonderful hospitality around the world — and then there is Georgian hospitality. So for your next food,… Read More

Yoga Practice

Go in with your inner self. Study it “Drink it in” Think about how beautiful sky is and the sun comes up and the earth spins around the sun, snow comes and melts, trees blossom, then go bare, and then blossom again, can you hear the exquisite sound of universe? All these are stunning mystics the universe gives us as gifts, every day, day after day, in some kind of structured order and we never think about them as gifts.  But if we can remove all our egos away, our constant desire… Read More