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    • Fashion & Beauty

      “Perfume: Joy, Scandal, Sin.”

      Written by with no comments on Jan 27, 2011

      Those seeking an alternative gift for the perfume lover will enjoy Dr. Richard Stamelman’s exquisitely researched volume exploring the cultural history of perfume and its impact on art, literature, and society from the mid- eighteenth century to today. Through thoughtful writing and rich imagery, Dr. Stamelman (of Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH) explores subjects such…

    • Based in Brooklyn, NY, Ouef – French for “egg” and pronounced like the “UH-F” in stuff, is a design firm that specializes in making the highest quality children’s furniture, clothing, toys and accessories that are at the same time beautiful, practical, and environmentally and socially responsible.   Sophie Demenge and Michael Ryan, the French/American husband…

    • Home & Garden

      Culinary Tea

      Written by with no comments on Jan 11, 2011

      Culinary Tea – is a beautiful new book by tea sommelier Cynthia Gold and author Lise Stern explores this ancient plant in its many forms. The authors inventive recipes (Jasmine Dumplings; Green Tea-Lacquered Salmon; Tea-Rubbed Short Ribs; Earl Gray Crème Brûlée; Apricot-Oolong Champagne Cocktail for example) paired with the rich history of tea cultivation and…

    • The average monthly January temperature in the tropical Daintree Rainforest of North Queensland Australia is about 31 degrees Celsius or 88 degrees Fahrenheit – downright hot depending on your point of reference. But what makes the 135 million year old Daintree steamy these days is not only the heat and 120 days of rain each…