What is beauty?

Beauty is more than impeccably contoured cheekbones. More than a slim nose, or perfectly shaped lips. It’s not just an elegant waist or flawlessly proportioned legs. Beauty is not just a body and a face. Beauty is not a superficial virtue that only a fraction of the population can possess. It’s courage, strength, determination, intelligence, and so much more. …

Au Quai Branly

And after the Fondation Louis Vuitton came a day au Quai Branly, a museum dedicated to the ancient civilizations of Africa, Asia, Oceania and the Americas. The place is dimly light, but the colors and textures of the pieces there illuminate the entire space. A fabric of culture was created from each of the sections …

A day at the Fondation Louis Vuitton

 The Fondation Louis Vuitton, another place I have now crossed off my Paris checklist. Paris is such an immense city with hundreds of museums, art galleries, restaurants and cafés to explore. I have lived here for almost four years and I cannot fully say I have seen everything there is in Paris. And yet I have …

The bag of my dreams | Stratford upon Avon

Another night in Stratford, another play, and another outfit. After a day filled with activities ranging from an introductory talk about John Ford’s Love Sacrifice to an acting workshop with one of the coaches at the RSC, a performance of Love’s Sacrifice was the perfect way to end the night. This was the first play I saw …

Once upon a curtain draw | Stratford upon Avon

Excitement, curiosity, and happiness. That is how I would describe my first night in Stratford. After a scrumptious dinner at Marlowe’s, it was the first occasion to view a play at the Royal Shakespeare Theater. On this particular night, The Merchant of Venice was on the program. In the production, the characters were dressed in …

Lilac at The Wedding | Vienna

 A wedding is a ceremony in which two people interchange vows which will immortalize their love. It’s an occasion to celebrate, be merry, and bring out your best apparel. There are so many challenges in dressing for the bride; finding something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue and, of course, that perfect dress. But …

Mermaids don’t do Homework | Vienna

 There’s a level of excitement that comes with exploring a new city. The feeling of discovery, curiosity, and marvel at every new street corner, architecture, and the landscape that surrounds you. Earlier this month, I experienced that feeling all over again when I traveled to the Austrian capital. Vienna is a place rich in history and culture, …