Recipe for Diwali

To me, Diwali is one part 4th of July (fireworks) four parts Christmas (gifts + lights + family time + religious services) and three parts something else entirely (colored powder designs +  rows of oil lamps + Indian sweets). According to Wikipedia: The name “Diwali” or “Divali” is a contraction of “Deepavali” (Sanskrit: दीपावली Dīpāvalī), which translates … Continue reading

Long-Term Growth

One of the best things about being abroad or even just away for a bit is that it provides you with the unique opportunity to reflect and grow. In fact just today my boss was quoted in the Guardian (UK newspaper) as saying just that: Because we’re in an unfamiliar environment, we will often have … Continue reading


Hungry and tired after a long, hard day of gallery hopping in South Mumbai, my friend Adrienne and I sought out a small french cafe called Suzette. OH MY GOODNESS highlight of my weekend. From a perfect chevre salad to a delectable goat cheese chicken carmelized onion crepe to a late with whipped cream finish, … Continue reading