Dreamer and Believer ~ Sara Siders 

Sitting in the local Champaign coffee shop, Cafe Kopi, with Sara Siders a musician, composer, and guitarist, who is a dreamer and believer. She is a boundary pusher not only in her music but life. Sider’s is a transplant to the Champaign, Illinois music scene. Bringing a strong sense of rock, blues, and funk to her…

Things Return as They Were ~ Japanese Matcha Tea

Japanese tea ceremony is a formal presentation.  Tea service is the winter presentation. This tea ceremony is preparing and presenting the matcha tea. This tea ceremony is centuries old and is about purification, harmony, respect, and tranquility. Matcha Tea Leaves Preparation  This matcha is the highest grade of matcha specifically used for ceremonial tea. This tea…

Coachella Dusk to Dawn Party All Night ~ Style Fashion Week

This weekend, guests of Dusk Till Dawn immersed themselves in a desert wonderland at the hottest party of Coachella, 2018. Performers included Chanel West Coast, Kryoman, EC Twins, DJ Spade, Riiottt, and Outside0utside.  Daytime guests enjoyed Guest enjoyed cannabis lounges, dab bars, street artists, pop-up shops, acro yoga and more. Around each corner was a new immersive experience….

The Journey to Zion and Beyond ~ Road Trip

Planning the road trip across the US there was a detour from Yellowstone National Park due to weather. The next best stop for national parks was Zions National Park just off highway 89 in Utah. Stopping in Page to meet with high school friends and fill up for the next leg of the journey to Zion…

The Big Finale ~ Mario De La Torre

Mario De La Torre, a fashion designer from south central, brings a collection that has west coast apparel, and with a south of the border flair. This runway continues with a purpose to empower women with his designs. His runway presents one that is full of diversity and creativity. De La Torre brings his whole…

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and More ~ Cameron Trading Post

Cameron Trading Post located directly off Highway 89 between Flagstaff and turn off for Tuba City is a mix of American, Mexican, and Native American food. The restaurant is located 21 miles from the Grand Canyon and overlooks the beautiful Colorado River Gorge. The food is made from scratch daily and a fusion of the three…

Discovering The Great Outdoors of Arizona ~ Road Trip

The beautiful state of Arizona is the Sonoran Desert,  Sedona red-rock buttes, steep canyon walls, and ponderosa pine-covered mountains, that is a major gateway to the Grand Canyon.  The beauty and natural formations are a great discovering journey. The journey begins on US 60 near the gorgeous Superstition Spring  Mountains. This mountain range is the most photographed…

Bahmardi Haute Couture  ~ Journey of Reveal at Style Fashion Week NYC

New York Fashion Week is starting off with the reminder that it is autumn-winter 2018 with a traditional snow storm. Many years fashion week turns to frozen week. This season a new fashion brand will hit Style Fashion Week runway in New York following a Malan Breton. Bahmardi Haute Couture is a luxury, feminine, and opulent embroidery fashion…

The Killing Fields Collection ~ Honee Persona

House of Honee presents spring summer 2018 collection at Style Fashion Week in West Hollywood and on the USS Intrepid. This designer is one to keep an eye. Her talents bring art, awareness, and fashion together. This collection brings forward the genocide of the Khmer people and the fashion we create from animals. House of Honee…

Cheers to Art Basel Miami ~ Daniel Chimowitz

In writing this article, I first found myself repeating what I wrote last year. I guess I really want you to understand how much I love being amongst fellow artists, art enthusiasts, and art. So instead of reiterating my love of Art Basel Miami, I am here to tell you which of the art I would…