Lisa Haisha: Blazing Your Soul

Lisa Haisha: Blazing Your Soul

Are you aware of self sabotage? Do you have negative self talk? Were you emotionally wounded in childhood? If so, you need to read Soul Blazing, a book by Lisa Haisha which addresses such questions by exploring the masks that we wear and the imposters we hide behind because of emotional hurts. This book will most definitely help you both pinpoint and then release the emotional pain that impedes your getting to your authentic self….

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MARGARET BOURKE-WHITE: PEERLESS PIONEERING PHOTOJOURNALIST

MARGARET BOURKE-WHITE: PEERLESS PIONEERING PHOTOJOURNALIST

Margaret Bourke-White (1904 – 1971) was a truly extraordinary photojournalist in the twentieth century and a role-model for generations to come.  Her works and accomplishments immeasurably advanced the art of photography.  It was her insightful photos of Nazi Germany, Russia under the Five Year Plan, and the drought-plagued American Midwest that put her on the map. She was indeed a pioneering female photographer: the first ever female war photojournalist, the first Western photographer permitted to…

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SUE WONG’S ROCKIN’ APPOLONIAN/DIONYSIAN NEW YEAR’S EVE SOIREE: A PARTY FOR THE STORYBOOKS!

SUE WONG’S ROCKIN’ APPOLONIAN/DIONYSIAN NEW YEAR’S EVE SOIREE: A PARTY FOR THE STORYBOOKS!

To create great art, one must contrive a confluence of Appolonian and Dionysian tendencies: a passionate Dionysian vitality must be melded with an Appolonian diligence and attention to detail.  Sue Wong masterfully combines these seemingly disparate forces to create epic New Year’s Eve parties at her den of enchantment, The Cedars.  This year was no exception! Sue Wong was an eminent designer of elegant dresses and now focuses on the creation of unique luxury art…

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The Gupta Impact: Anna’s Designs Captivate the Crowd at Art Hearts Fashion Show

The Gupta Impact: Anna’s Designs Captivate the Crowd at Art Hearts Fashion Show

Anna Gupta, soon to be a force in fashion, set the stage for her ascension as a designer with a stunning breakthrough presentation of her latest creations at the Art Hearts Fashion show on Friday, October 15, 2021 as part of Los Angeles Fashion Week. From the moment the music started and the first Gupta model came down the runway, one knew it was going to be a show of moment. How best to describe…

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Shaolin Temple of Los Angeles Shows Its Warrior Spirit!

Shaolin Temple of Los Angeles Shows Its Warrior  Spirit!

On October 9, 2021, the Historical Venerable Abbot Shi Yan Fan of the Shaolin Temple of Los Angeles hosted what proved to be a momentous cultural event, gloriously meshing traditional Chinese entertainments with a martial arts exhibition, a special ceremony of discipleship, a heart-felt and brilliant speech, and a birthday celebration to synthesize a rousing and spiritually uplifting occasion.  Upon arriving at the temple, I was greeted with the soothing and emotionally uplifting tones of…

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Da Carla Caffe: A Study in Italian Charm

Da Carla Caffe: A Study in Italian Charm

Da Carla Caffe, or “The Carla”, so named after the chef Carla Baldieri, is a charming cafe that offers simply delicious food precisely prepared for your pleasure and served on sidewalk tables in a perfectly peaceful atmosphere in Beverly Hills.  Da Carla is a joint enterprise of Chef Baldieri and Tony Cacciotti, and the restaurant is a loving creation which inculcates their years of experience in the business into a delightful dining experience for their…

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The Emergence of Anna Kile-Gupta, Fashion Designer

The Emergence of Anna Kile-Gupta, Fashion Designer

                          On a slightly chilly night in December, 2019, a light rain began to fall on an outdoor stage at Los Angeles Trade Technical College, but that most certainly was not enough to stop the long-awaited student fashion show I was about to witness. The music commenced and got progressively louder as models, two at a time, crisscrossed through the large audience which…

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Sue Wong’s Brilliant View of The Oscars

Sue Wong’s Brilliant View of The Oscars

Sue Wong’s spiritually uplifting Academy Awards Gala, held on Oscar’s greatest night, February 9, 2020, at the Taglyan Complex in Hollywood, presented a living canvas of the international fashion designer’s accomplishments and aspirations. Indeed, the event was a stimulating and enriching experience which honored the glory and glamour of old Hollywood and simultaneously paid homage to the unconquerable human spirit within us all. The Wong gala was a diverse program, to say the least, featuring…

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