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Sari Fashion Show and Rangoli Demo

Color exploded last week at the Sari Fashion Show and Rangoli demonstration at the Saugatuck Center for the Arts.  The program was part of a month long Cultural Festival of India sponsored by this lively organization located on the western … Continue reading

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Ångkor Wat in Cambodia haunts me still.

It was over two years ago that I visited Angkor Wat in Cambodia, but the images and the mystery of the ancient Khmer capital still haunt me. I can vividly picture the dramatic rock temples, the massive and tangled over … Continue reading

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Flea Market Foraging at Anthropologie

“Retail Design is all about creating an experience,” I was told recently at a program at Kendall College of Art and Design, a little jewel of a school in Grand Rapids, MI. One of the Interior Design instructors made this … Continue reading

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The Grace of Glaciers

by Kate Dernocoeur, guest blogger Certain eloquent moments in the natural world cause a welling up in me that yields unexpected, unbidden tears. It happened the first time I witnessed a breeching whale, and again when I saw a wolf … Continue reading

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Traveling in Ireland

St. Patrick’s Day is coming……an Irish holiday that has become a Hallmark Moment.  While annoying, I don’t care.  It makes me think of all the lovely times I had in this charming country seeing the sights, hanging out in pubs … Continue reading

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